Betty White spent decades entertaining audiences, but the surprise success of her Super Bowl Snickers commercial reignited her career in a big way. White’s career began in the late ’40s, starting with radio jobs before fronting her own sitcoms with Life With Elizabeth and The Betty White Show. She later became a staple of classic game shows such as Password or The Hollywood Squares, before joining The Mary Tyler Moore Show during its fourth season. Her character Sue Ann Nivens became an audience favorite, so she was upgraded to a regular cast member from the fifth season onwards.
Easily one of White’s most famous projects arrived in the late ’80s in the form of The Golden Girls – which also spawned The Golden Palace spinoff. This followed the friendship between four older women living in Miami, and in addition to being somewhat groundbreaking for being a female-centered sitcom from this era, it was often hilariously funny too. The show lasted for seven seasons, and in the years that followed White guest-starred on shows like The Practice and The Bold And The Beautiful, in addition to scene-stealing turns in movies such as Lake Placid.