Betty White's career, an unequaled treasure in US comedy 2:58
Actress Betty White died after suffering a stroke six days earlier, according to her death certificate.
The official cause of death listed in the Los Angeles County document obtained by CNN is stroke, the medical term for a stroke, when blood flow to the brain is blocked and causes deterioration due to lack of oxygen.
Betty White: The Eternal Rose
Betty White died at her Los Angeles home early on New Year's Eve at the age of 99.
Best known for her roles on "The Golden Girls" and "The Mary Tyler Moore Show," White was one of people's favorite celebrities, adored for generations.
A nationwide film event will be held on January 17, as planned, to celebrate what would have been Betty White's centennial.
The film, which will be screened in 900 theaters across the United States, will follow White's everyday life, highlighting his work and his fervent advocacy for animals.
Betty White's funeral will be private.
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White has been in the entertainment business for almost 80 years.
It is the world record for the longest television career of an actress.
Take a look at the life and career of the Emmy Award-winning actress who has starred in such popular comedies as "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" and "The Golden Girls."
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White was born in the Oak Park suburb of Chicago, Illinois, in 1922. The young actress, here in 1956, had roles on popular radio shows such as "This Is Your FBI" and "The Great Gildersleeve" before landing her first television role. as a co-host of "Hollywood on Television" in 1949. (Credit: Hulton Archive / Getty Images)
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| White participated in the Los Angeles Christmas parade in 1955. (Credit: Earl Leaf / Michael Ochs Archives / Getty Images)
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| White and actor Eddie Albert, center, host a broadcast of "Hollywood on Television," a daily talk show live in Los Angeles in 1952. (Credit: Nigel Dobinson / Getty Images)
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| The actress starred in the comedies "Life With Elizabeth" and "Date With the Angels" in the 1950s. This 1957 photo is from the promo for the latter show. (Credit: ABC Photo Archives / Getty Images)
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| The star made a friend on a field trip to the Detroit Zoo in 1957. (Credit: ABC Photo Archives / Getty Images)
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White in "Date with the Angels" in 1957. (Credit: ABC Photo Archives / Getty Images)
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White appears as a guest celebrity on the game show "Password" in 1967. The actress was married to "Password" host Allen Ludden from 1963 until his death in 1981. (Credit: CBS / Getty Images)
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At an age when most acting careers begin to end, White found even greater success as Sue Ann Nivens, the man-starved woman "Happy Homemaker" on "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" in the 1970s. She was the perfect match for star Mary Tyler Moore, left, winning two Emmy Awards for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series.
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After her success as Sue Ann Nivens, she starred in her own series, "The Betty White Show," between 1977 and 1978. (Credit: Everett Collection)
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White played Jane alongside Johnny Carson in a Tarzan sketch for "The Tonight Show" in 1981. (Credit: NBCUniversal / Getty Images)
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And, of course, she made several guest appearances on "The Love Boat," including in 1982 with Broadway star Carol Channing.
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Here with Mickey Mouse at Disneyland in 1988. (Credit: Everett Collection)
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White turned down the role of Blanche Devereaux to play the sweet and slightly goofy Rose Nyland in the long-running series "The Golden Girls," which also starred Rue McClanahan, first from left, Estelle Getty and Bea Arthur.
White won the Emmy for Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series in 1986 and was nominated six other times, often losing to her co-stars.
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White is a well known animal lover.
Appears here in Lake Placid, New York, in 1999. (Credit: 20thCentFox / Courtesy Everett Collection)
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New generations discovered White in 2009 when he made his return to the screen in the 2009 film "The Proposal."
His chemistry with Sandra Bullock on screen is worth watching.
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White, center, was a guest host on "Saturday Night Live" in 2010, appearing with Amy Poehler, from left, Maya Rudolph, Ana Gasteyer and Will Forte.
He won another Emmy for his efforts on "SNL."
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In this photo, White is joined by her "Hot in Cleveland" co-stars - from left, Wendie Malick, Jane Leeves and Valerie Bertinelli - to accept the award for Favorite Cable TV Comedy at the People's Choice Awards in 2012. ( Chris Pizzello / Associated Press)
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White guest-starred on the series "Anthropology 101" in 2010 as an eccentric teacher on the series.
Here with Danny Pudi on the left and Donald Glover on the right.
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The actress made an appearance on "Bones" in 2015. Two years earlier, Guinness World Records had recognized White for the longest television career for a female artist, then 74 years old.
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White starred in the 2010 film "You Again."
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The actress won the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Screen Actors Guild Awards in January 2010. “I'm the luckiest old lady,” she told CNN's Brooke Baldwin in 2017. “I can still get a job, at this age. I'll go to my grave saying, 'Can I come in and read this by tomorrow?'
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The actress presented her book "If You Ask Me (And Of Course You Won't)" at what is now the Paley Media Center in Los Angeles in 2011. In it she reflects on her long career.
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White accepted the Legend Award at the TV Land Awards in 2015 as her "Hot in Cleveland" co-stars watch from the sidelines.
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White was invited by James Corden to "The Late Late Show" in 2017. (Credit: Terence Patrick / CBS / Getty Images)
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