Departed Published December 31, 2021 6:47pm EST Betty White, TV star and America's sweetheart, through the years White's agent and close friend, Jeff Witjas, confirmed the news Friday By Mariah Haas | Fox News Facebook Twitter Flipboard Comments Print Email NEWYou can now listen to Fox News articles! next Image 1 of 10 White was born Jan. 17, 1922, in Oak Park, Illinois, and grew up in Los Angeles. (NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty Images via Getty Images) prev next Image 2 of 10 She did some modeling and by the 1940s was getting work on radio. (Getty Images) prev next Image 3 of 10 That segued into hosting a variety show on television. In 1950, she was nominated for her first Emmy. (ABC Photo Archives/Disney General Entertainment Content via Getty Images) prev next Image 4 of 10 After appearing as the title character on the television show "Life With Elizabeth" from 1952-55, White went on to appear on a number of talk and game shows in the 1950s and '60s. (NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty Images via Getty Images) prev next Image 5 of 10 In 1973, she landed the first part that brought her national recognition: Sue Ann Nivens, the conniving, sweet-as-pie-stab-you-in-the-back happy homemaker on "The Mary Tyler Moore Show," a role that brought her back-to-back Emmys. (CBS Photo Archive/Getty Images) prev next Image 6 of 10 White's next signature part, Rose Nylund on "The Golden Girls," was almost the opposite of Sue Ann. (ABC Photo Archives/Disney General Entertainment Content via Getty Images) prev next Image 7 of 10 White went on to appear as a guest star on a number of television shows, on the soap opera "The Bold and the Beautiful," in the 2009 film "The Proposal" and a 2010 Super Bowl ad for Snickers, before joining "Hot in Cleveland" later that year. (Joe Scarnici/Getty Images) prev next Image 8 of 10 White was also known for her affinity for animals. The actress was an active supporter of a number of animal organizations and zoos. (Bob Riha, Jr./Getty Images) prev next Image 9 of 10 White was married three times: in 1945 to Army pilot Dick Barker, from 1947-49 to Hollywood agent Lane Allen and to "Password" host Allen Ludden from 1963 until his death in 1981. Ludden and White are pictured here. (ABC Photo Archives/Disney General Entertainment Content via Getty Images) prev Image 10 of 10 Throughout her storied career, White was honored with eight Emmys. She also received the lifetime achievement award in 2015. (Reuters)Fox News' Nate Day and The Associated Press contributed to this report Mariah Haas is an entertainment editor for Fox News Digital. Trending 4:35 VIDEO Seen and Unseen: a voyage boldly goes too far Shanna Moakler Shanna Moakler on Kourtney Kardashian, ex Travis Barker's wedding: 'I wish them the best' ENTERTAINMENT Camila Cabello replaces Kelly Clarkson on 'The Voice' TV FOX teases upcoming country music drama series plus new Gordon Ramsay cooking show at 2022 Upfront ENTERTAINMENT Post Malone enjoyed 'wild' afterparty following 'SNL' debut with Selena Gomez: report ENTERTAINMENT Amber Heard says 'truth is not on Johnny Depp's side' in statement released before resuming defamation trial Get the best of Fox News' entertainment coverage, right in your inbox. Arrives Weekly Subscribe Subscribed Subscribe You've successfully subscribed to this newsletter!