Betty White, TV’s Golden Girl, dies at 99

Actress Betty White, who died December 31, 2021 at the age of 99. Photo courtesy of Getty Images

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actor Betty White, whose saucy, up-for-anything charm made her a television mainstay for more than 60 years, has died. She was 99.

White’s death was confirmed Friday by her longtime agent Jeff Witjas.

Her quirky characters over more than a half-century included the oddball Rose Nylund in “The Golden Girls” and the outspoken caretaker on “Hot In Cleveland.”

She also drew laughs in “The Proposal” and the horror spoof “Lake Placid.”

White once said her character Sue Ann Nivens in “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” could be “icky-sweet” but was “really a piranha type.”

That role brought her two Emmys.

White would have turned 100 on Jan. 17.