Fans continue to mourn the death of actress/comedian, Betty White. They also remember the time she appeared alongside her real-life husband, Allen Ludden, on an episode of The Odd Couple. The couple was married until Ludden died of stomach cancer in 1981.
Fans continue to remember the hilarious humorous guest appearance. They remember the late star’s humor, but also show a bit of her relationship with Ludden.
One of White’s most memorable performances was a touching guest role on Season 3 of The Odd Couple called “Password” in the 1970s. The episode meant a lot to the actress and her husband’s relationship. During this time, Ludden hosted a game show called Password, where the couple first met. They met while White was a contestant on the show.
As White revealed to Archive American Television in 2010, she filmed her episode of the show the week Ludden’s first wife passed away.
Recently, actress Carol Burnett recalled to People Magazine a memory of Betty White. She discussed how White would rehearse an episode of “The Carol Burnett Show” while her husband was sick.
“I just felt so bad because we were doing this show, and she would come and rehearse and then leave and go to the hospital. She had to be suffering something awful because they loved each other so much. But she didn’t let it hinder coming to rehearsals or during the performance. And she was brilliant as always.” Burnett told interviewers.
Ludden was White’s third husband and never remarried after he passed. In 2014, she told Larry King, “Once you’ve had the best, who needs the rest? He was everything that he purported to be. You’d see him on camera and he was charming and all that, but when you got to know him, he really was that person. He wasn’t somebody being somebody on camera.” Now, that’s love right there.
Betty White’s Last Words Were Her Husband’s Name
Yesterday, it was revealed that the dimples actress’s last words were Allen Ludden’s name.
Actress Vicki Lawrence worked with Betty White on the series Mama’s Family in the 1990s. After Lawrence texted Burnett about their old coworker’s death, Burnett revealed that White’s assistant shared more details about the Hollywood icon’s last word. Those were about her late husband. White’s assistant revealed the late icon’s last word was “Allen.”
“How sweet is that? I said, ‘That is so sweet. God, I hope that’s true. For all of us, I really hope it’s true, a lovely thought,’” Lawrence replied.
Betty White’s agent, Jeff Witjas, voiced how the Golden Girls actress never feared death because she’d be reuniting with Allen. “She believed she would be with him,” Witjas said in a statement to People Magazine.