Betty Marion White
(born January 17
) is an American actress, comedienne, singer, author and television personality who was best known for her roles as Sue Ann Nivens
on the CBS
sitcom The Mary Tyler Moore Show
, Rose Nylund
(her most notable Disney contribution) on the NBC
sitcom The Golden Girls
and starred as Elka Ostrovsky on the TV Land
sitcom Hot in Cleveland
She voiced Mrs. Claus in the 2010 ABC short film Operation: Secret Santa and the old lady in the Mickey Mouse episode "New York Weenie".
She also played Grandma Annie "Gammy" in the 2009 Touchstone Pictures film The Proposal. In that same year, she was named a Disney Legend, along with her Golden Girls co-stars Bea Arthur, Rue McClanahan and Estelle Getty. All of their plaques are presented together on the same post at the Team -- Disney Michael D. Eisner Building. She also voiced Noriko in the English dub version of Studio Ghibli's Ponyo and played Grandma Bunny in the 2010 Touchstone Pictures film, You Again. She was mentioned in the Jessie episode Katch Kipling.