Whether you know her from The Golden Girls, Hot in Cleveland, or The Proposal, the 97-year-old is one of the most iconic faces on TV. She's worked with so many Hollywood stars and has made both viewers and fellow actors fall in love with her. If you've ever wondered just how she got her start, you can learn all about it in Netflix Canada's Betty White: First Lady of Television that's streaming now and features tons of famous faces.
Born in Oak Park, Illinois on January 17, 1922, the actress will celebrate her 98th birthday in two days.
She first appeared on TV at just 16-years-old and has been going strong ever since. Her first leading role was in Life with Elizabeth from 1953 to 1955.
White also picked up speed in 1973 when she starred in The Mary Tyler Moore Show as Sue Ann Nivens, and then in 1977 played Joyce Whitman in The Betty White Show.
She has so many acting gigs under her belt from movies to TV roles, 117 to be exact according to IMDb. In 2019, she lent her voice to Toy Story 4, Trouble, and an episode of Forky Asks a Question.
The 55-minute documentary was originally released as a TV movie in August 2018, but Netflix added it to the platform on January 13.
The See What's Next Twitter account posted a short trailer for the film. It opens up with White saying, "I was thrilled to be one of the first female producers. You did whatever the job was and whatever job you could get."
A Betty White documentary — The First Lady of Television — is now streaming! https://t.co/5mbtQArW4T— Queue (@Queue) 1578960356
The phrase "Betty White is older than sliced bread" was referenced by Valerie Bertinelli and it holds true since sliced bread was invented in 1928 when the actress was six-years-old.
Reynolds appeared in the clip and said the line "Betty White. Betty White ladies and gentlemen." The two worked together in 2009 on The Proposal when he starred as Andrew Paxton and she played Grandma Annie.
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Other famous faces in the trailer include Carl Reiner, Canadian Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek, and Georgia Engel who you might know from Everybody Loves Raymond and is White's real-life best friend.
IMDb also lists Tina Fey, Sharon Gless, Valerie Harper, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Mary Tyler Moore, and Carl Reiner among many more actors who spoke about the iconic actress in the documentary.