a new comic book celebrates the life of actress Betty White.
White, who would have turned 100 on January 17, had a career spanning more than 80 years and became America’s favorite older actress. She died at home in her sleep last week, her agent said.
From her early days on television to her famous role in “The Golden Girls” and her social media fame, the 30-page comic book from TidalWave Productions follows White’s Hollywood journey. The book will be available both on computer and in print.
TidalWave Productions has released other biographies — or life stories — of famous people, including Carrie Fisher, Lucille Ball, David Bowie, and Elizabeth Taylor.
White won Best Supporting Actress awards for her performance on “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” in 1975 and 1976.
She won another Emmy in 1986 for “The Golden Girls,” a show about four older women living together in Miami. The show explored the issues of an age group rarely seen on American television.
White was also nominated six times for an Emmy for her acting in “The Golden Girls.” She played the part of Rose Nylund, a nice person from the American Midwest whose husband had passed away. “The Golden Girls” ran from 1985 to 1992 and was one of the highest-rated television programs of its time.
White, who had no children, worked for animal causes. She once turned down a part in the movie “As Good as It Gets” because of a… scene in which a dog was thrown into a wastebasket chute.
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Alicia Powell covered this story for Reuters. John Russell adapted it for English learning. Susan Shand was the editor.
Words in this story
comic book – n. a magazine made up of a series of comics
scene – N. part of a play, movie, story, etc., in which a particular action or activity takes place
chute – N. a narrow tube or passage through which things and people go down or through