Tess Curtis White was well-known for her celebrity daughter, Betty White. Betty White was an American comedian and actress. She was one of those who worked both behind and in front of the camera. She worked in the television industry for around seven decades and received appreciation for her contribution. She was the only child of Tess Curtis White.
Tess Curtis White, Mother of Betty White
Tess Curtis White was born in Chicago on 25th July 1899. Her maiden name was Cachikis or Christine, and it changed after marrying into the White family. Her family tree reveals that Tess Curtis was the mother of one child and her husband’s name was Horace Logan White. Both had a daughter, who was popular in the entertainment industry, Betty White.
Childhood & Family
Tess Curtis White and her husband Horace Logan White welcomed their daughter in 1922. Tess Christine was a homemaker, and Horace Logan White was in the electric industry. The father Nicholas Cachikis, and mother Margaret Curtis Hobbs of Tess Curtis had English and Welsh roots. They had two kids, one was Tess, and another was Tomas. Tess was the elder child. When Tess was ten years old, she lived with her grandmother Margaret Hobbs, her brother Thomas, and her parents. At that time, her father was working as a wagon driver.
Marriage & Daughter
Tess Curtis White got married to Horace Logan White in 1921, and they became the proud parents of their only child, Betty White, who was born in Illinois. When the couple was living in Oak Park, Tess gave birth to her child. In 1925, they were in CA, but they lived in Beverly Hills in 1938. When Tess Curtis was forty, they were in Los Angles with their daughter.
All were high school graduates, and Horace was working as a sales representative, and his annual income in the electric industry was $5000. There was not much mention of her daughter’s education and work on the record.
Betty White, the daughter of Tess Curtis, grew up to become one of the most popular female personalities in the entertainment industry. She started her radio job by reading commercials, and she contributed to the industry in different ways, including doing crowd noises and playing big parts. Initially, Betty made five dollars per show and participated in programs without making any money. She appeared in popular shows, including This Is Your FBI, The Great Gildersleeve, and Blondie. Finally, she got her show, The Betty White Show.
In 1949, Betty White co-hosted the Make Believe Ballroom’ show with Al Jarvis on KFWB and KLAC-TV. She continued inspiring the entertainment industry and became famous for her appearance on talk shows. During the 1960s, Betty White was a well-known personality for talk shows and network game shows. One of the most popular shows of this type was The Tonight Show by Jack Paar and Johnny Carson. She received more appreciation with her Password show from 1961 to 1975. She appeared as a celebrity guest and inspired all with her skills.
Limelight at Old Age
Success embraced Betty White until her old age, and she continued to impress the industry. A Facebook campaign “Betty White to Host SNL (Please)” started in 2010 following the Snicker’s advertisement success. It began in January, and the group approached NBC. Finally, they confirmed that Betty would host the May 8 Saturday Night Live.
At the age of 88, Betty White had such a limelight that young celebrities will aspire to have. She was the oldest person to host a show, and she broke the record of Miskel Spillman, who hosted a show at the age of 80. Miskel Spillman was the winner of the Anybody Can Host Contest’ of the SNL, and Betty White broke this record and hosted at the age of 88.
Betty White died while sleeping on December 31, 2021. She died from a stroke at the age of 99. She had a stroke on Christmas, but she died after six days due to that stroke. Before her death in December 2021, a documentary-style film, Betty-White: A Celebration’ was announced. It had to be released in the theatres in the U.S. on her 100th Birthday. The remains of Betty White are with Glenn Kaplan.