Top 3 Television Roles of Betty White’s Iconic Career

Betty White at the
Betty White at the "Dr. Seuss' The Lorax" film premiere in 2012. Photo by Broadimage/Shutterstock (1620413c)

2021 ended on a sad note as Hollywood mourned the death of the legendary actress Betty White, who passed just weeks shy of her 100th birthday. “The first lady of television” left an amazing legacy behind and here are three television roles that she’ll be remembered by.

The Golden Girls

Rose Nylund is the first character that comes to mind when someone mentions Betty White and we couldn’t imagine anyone else playing her. The Golden Girls is truly the crowning jewel of White’s career and she did a great job making us laugh while playing this naïve, but kind-hearted and sweet character.

The Mary Tyler Moore Show

Before becoming a household name thanks to The Golden Girls, White rose to prominence while starring on The Mary Tyler Moore Show during the ’70s. She joined the show during its fourth season and played the role of cynical, yet extremely cheerfully Sue Ann Nivens.

Hot in Cleveland

White mostly played guest-starring roles and did some voice work during the 2000s, but hit rom-com The Proposal put her back on the map and offers started pouring her way. She agreed to join Hot in Cleveland, where she played a sassy caretaker Elka Ostrovsky, who rented her home to three career-oriented women from LA trying to start a new life in Ohio.