She was a regular on both MTM and GOLDEN GIRLS and GOLDEN PALACE and now HOT IN CLEVELAND You're nutsy-cuckoo, OP.
how dare you disparage Betty!!!!!
I would say she SUSTAINED her career doing game shows, guest spots, and talk shows. But she had her own lead show from the get-go, and has been a regular on subsequent shows, as R5 pointed out.
You do know OP that's she's not the next Hollywood IT girl don't you? Perhaps with her youthful hair-do you've failed to notice she's very, very, very old and been around a long time. Her career actually goes back further than 2009. Mind blowing isn't it?
Google is your friend OP.
Betty was only a semi-regular on MTM. Sue Ann Nivens made her debut in the first episode of the fourth season. She was in 46 out of 168 total episodes. She appeared in nearly half the shows in seasons four through seven.
OP must be Off Their Rockers.
OP, blow it out your Tubenburbles!
Life with Elizabeth is some obscure show that is older than dust. Did it even last a season? MTM was MTM's show, Betty guest starred occasionally. Golden Girl's was Bea Arthur's show. Betty was a supporting character.
I believe the show was called The Golden Girls not One Golden Girl and a couple of Broads R15. Neither Betty or Rue were considered supporting characters, it was an ensemble even though Bea was the biggest star of the three when the show started. And even if you want to insist that Betty was only a supporting actress she certainly wasn't just making "guest" appearances as the title of this thread suggests.
Once again, give google or imdb a try.
Don't forget Betty spent some time on stages during timeoff from the TV grind. She did Dolly and some others (King and I?) in places like Fresno and Sacramento in the 60s. She could still do the old bat in Pippin.
[quote]She built her career in playing the lead in LIFE WITH ELIZABETH.
This pioneering show lasted several seasons and it broke new ground in television as having a female producer - unheard of up until that time. And that producer was Betty White. While that show was on the air, she also had a weekday afternoon variety/talk program "The Betty White Show" - five days a week. This all was in the first years of national television. At that time, she was so popular, she was awarded the title "Honorary Mayor of Hollywood."
Betty White became really famous when she made guest appearances on the TV game show Password, hosted by her real-life husband, Allen Ludden.
Oh please. Edie McClurg owns this thread.
R15 is just stubbornly trying to justify the stupidity of the original post. Betty White was a television pioneer, then had a co-starring role in MTM, starring roles in The Golden Girls and whatever that short-lived sequel was. She did continuing roles in Boston Legal, several other shows -- and has starred in several other series since.