Betty White to Be Inducted Into NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame
March 20, 2012
Veteran TV actress Betty White will be inducted into the
National Association of Broadcasters Broadcasting Hall of Fame at a breakfast
at the NAB Show in Las Vegas, April 17.
White has a six-decade acting career, dating to the late
1930s as a radio performer. She started in TV in the late 1940s and won her
first Emmy for “Life with Elizabeth” in 1952. She played a semi-regular
character on “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” (garnering two more Emmys) and also
appeared on “Mama’s Family.”
White won another Emmy as a lead for “Golden Girls.” She has
since become a fixture on TV, popping up in series, often with semi-recurring
roles, voicing cartoons, appearing in commercials and on talk shows. White was
also a long-time host of Thanksgiving Day parades (first the Tournament of
Roses Parade and then the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade) and a talk show and
game show regular for three decades. She was married to Password host Allen Ludden
until his death in 1981.
She is a six-time Emmy winner and has been nominated over a dozen
times. Other awards won included a Grammy Award and Screen Actors Guild Awards.
White will be inducted along with Garry Marshall in the
first dual TV induction for the Broadcasting Hall of Fame.