Betty White: Stories Of The Funniest Old Lady In Hollywood

Betty White in 1954 (Photo by: NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty Images via Getty Images)

A Golden Girl and a game show MVP, Betty White has lived the longest showbiz life ever. No, really, her 80-plus years on TV is a record. She broke barriers as the first female producer of a TV show (Life With Elizabeth, 1955), and was on one of the great sitcoms of the '70s in The Mary Tyler Moore Show. There's a reason why fellow entertainers fawn over Betty White as if she's so cool -- because she really is cool.

Everybody loves a colorful senior citizen with the spirit of a lively youngling who can stir up a roar of laughter in an entire room. Betty White has mastered the art of comedy over her eight decades on the small screen. White embarked upon a long journey in entertainment that began in the 1930s and today, she is funnier than ever and continues to land hilarious roles in film and television. White not only launched a career for herself, but she also helped pave the way for women who were not taken very seriously in Hollywood.