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White to Be Inducted Into NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame

TV actress has six decades of appearances on multiple stages

Veteran TV actress Betty White will be inducted into the National Association of Broadcasters Broadcasting Hall of Fame at a breakfast at the NAB Show in Las Vegas, April 17.

White has a six-decade acting career, dating to the late 1930s as a radio performer. She started in TV in the late 1940s and won her first Emmy for “Life with Elizabeth” in 1952. She played a semi-regular character on “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” (garnering two more Emmys) and also appeared on “Mama’s Family.”

White won another Emmy as a lead for “Golden Girls.” She has since become a fixture on TV, popping up in series, often with semi-recurring roles, voicing cartoons, appearing in commercials and on talk shows. White was also a long-time host of Thanksgiving Day parades (first the Tournament of Roses Parade and then the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade) and a talk show and game show regular for three decades. She was married to Password host Allen Ludden until his death in 1981.

She is a six-time Emmy winner and has been nominated over a dozen times. Other awards won included a Grammy Award and Screen Actors Guild Awards.

White will be inducted along with Garry Marshall in the first dual TV induction for the Broadcasting Hall of Fame.