Betty White’s 100th Birthday Documentary Will Still Premiere as Planned

by Jonathan Howard

There were less than three weeks until Betty White turned 100. While she has passed, the documentary celebrating the date will move forward.

Theaters are going to be showing the documentary. White agreed to be a part of the film. It is intended to show a look at the actress’s life. It is also focused on showing aspects of her legendary career that haven’t been explored before.

The first time White had an entertainment gig was on the radio in 1930. She was just eight years old. Betty White: 100 Years Young – A Birthday Celebration, is set to focus more on her TV career. Early on, the actress found success. Then, for the next 70 years, she continued to be a fixture in pop culture.

The producers/directors Steve Boettcher and Mike Trinklein released a statement on the matter. “Our hearts mourn today with the passing of Betty White. During the many years we worked with her, we developed a great love and admiration for Betty as a person, and as an accomplished entertainer.”

“We are thankful for the many decades of delight she brought to everyone,” the statement continued. “Betty always said she was the ‘luckiest broad on two feet’ to have had a career as long as she did. And honestly, we were the lucky ones to have had her for so long.”

The film is set to feature Ryan Reynolds, Tina Fey, Robert Redford, Morgan Freeman, Carol Burnett, and more.

Betty White Was A Five Time Primetime Emmy Winner

Over the course of her career, Betty White was nominated for a ton of awards. Over the years, she was nominated for a lot of Emmy awards. Her first Emmy was a regional Emmy in Los Angeles in 1952. However, when it came to the big-time awards, she ended up winning five over the course of her life.

White was a comedic genius and pioneer. Her work on shows like The Mary Tyler Moore Show as well as Golden Girls and more helped define a generation. Speaking of her work on those two shows, it was while she was portraying Sue Ann Nivens on Mary Tyler Moore when she won her first two awards.

Her role on the show was huge. She played a flirtatious character. There wasn’t a man that Nivens saw that she didn’t take a liking to. In 1975 and 1976, White took home the Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series. The back-to-back win was a rarity and still is.

10 years later, while she was playing Rose on Golden Girls when she would find herself nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series. In 1986, it was her first nomination. She also took her first win. She would be nominated for the next six years in a row but never won the award again.