Betty White Ludden, known professionally as Betty White, is an American actress, comedian, singer, author, producer and television personality. In 2013, the Guinness World Records awarded White with having the longest television career for a female entertainer. To contemporary audiences, White is best known for her television roles as Sue Ann Nivens on The Mary Tyler Moore Show and Rose Nylund on The Golden Girls. Since the death of co-star Rue McClanahan in 2010, she is the only surviving Golden Girl. She currently stars as Elka Ostrovsky in the TV Land sitcom Hot in Cleveland, for which she has won two consecutive Screen Actors Guild Awards. She also hosted NBC's practical-joke show Betty White's Off Their Rockers, which resulted in three consecutive Emmy nominations.
White is regarded as a pioneer of American television for being one of the first women to have creative control in front of and behind the camera, she is also noted for being the first woman to produce a sitcom which contributed to her receiving the honorary title as the Mayor of Hollywood in 1955.