When she was 88, Betty White died at her Los Angeles home after a long battle with cancer. She was best known for her roles as "The Mary Tyler Moore Show's" nymphomaniacal Sue Ann Nivens and "The Golden Girls'" sweet but dim Rose Nylund. She also had a successful comeback as the host of "Saturday Night Live" before her death. She was 99 years old at the time of her death.
Jeff Witjas, her longtime friend and agent, confirmed her death less than three weeks before her 100th birthday.
In a television career that lasted seven decades and was certified by the 2014 edition of "Guinness World Records" as the longest ever for a female entertainer, Ms. White won five Primetime Emmys and one competitive Daytime Emmy — as well as a lifetime achievement Daytime Emmy in 2015 and a Los Angeles regional Emmy in 1952.
who played Sue Ann on the television station where Ms. Moore's character worked, was both annoyingly positive and upbeat, but also manipulative and raunchy—the sexy neighbor who would have you believe she slept with entire Army brigades during World War II.