Hometown: Oak Park, IL
Quote: "Life does not come equipped with an instruction manual, and neither does death. Allen and I had worked together on and off during almost eighteen years of marriage, but in our private life we were always very much a team. As well as lovers, we were each other's critic, editor, fan and friend. While we had had two long years to get used to the idea, when he died I was shattered. My first instinct was to crawl away somewhere to mourn in private, and to some extent I suppose I did. But there were two other gentlemen in my life, my dogs, Timmy, a coal-black miniature poodle, and Sooner, a Labrador-golden retriever mix. They missed Allen, too, but were not about to let me just wither away."
Lovestage: Betty White is the widow of Allen Ludden.
Betty White married chicken farmer and military pilot Dick Barker in 1945. The marriage lasted six months. From 1947 to 1949 she was married to Hollywood agent Lane Allen. In 1961, she met TV host Allen Ludden when she was a panelist on his game show Password. After Ludden's many proposals, the couple married in 1963 and Betty became stepmother to his four children. Ludden died of stomach cancer in 1981. The couple had a very happy marriage. Betty White on TV Land
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