Julien’s Auction, a private auction house recently announced a three-day auction from the Life and Career of famous American actress and comedian Betty White.
Betty White’s auction was held at Julien’s Auctions in Beverly Hills, California on 23rd September,24th September, and 25 September. The auction was also available online Live at Julien’s Live.
The auction had the property from Betty White’s outstanding life and her seven-decade-spanning career.
The three-day auction was a hit raising $4 million, exceeding the original estimate of $400,000 to $600,00.
Many contenders joined the auction in both Beverly Hills and at Julien’s Live. Around 1600 pieces were there in the auction and there were many top-selling products, one of them was Betty White’s director’s chair from her famous Sitcom “The Golden Girls” set.
Items offered in the auction
Betty White’s auctions offered 1600 prices from Betty’s memorable life and things used in her front-camera and behind-camera Career. The auction featured awards, scripts, and attire from iconic television shows and films.
It also featured appliances, furniture, jewellery, artwork, and personal items from her home in Brentwood and Carmel, California.
Betty White’s directorial chair from “The Golden Girls” set went for $76,800, which is 76 times higher price than the estimate.
A beautiful dress Betty White wore for an American Comedy Award in 1987 was sold for $7,500, whose initial estimated price was $800 to $1,200.
Apart from being an amazing comedian Actress and director, Betty was also an animal lover and she had a painting of King Charles Spaniel painted by Sir Henry Edwin Landseer, named “Waiting For His Master” sold for $22,400. Various other animal-themed art pieces were also auctioned.
Betty White’s furnishings and décor from her houses were also sold. Betty White’s eye-catching Yellow Door from her Brentwood home was sold for $10,000.
White’s James Herriot Award which was presented to her by Human Society in 1988, went for $11,520.
Betty White’s Era
The American Actress and Comedian Betty Marion White were born on January 17th, 1922 in Oak Park, Illinois. White was one of the personalities of early television that entertained the Industry for seven decades. She was one of the first women to work both in front of and behind the camera. Betty White was the first woman to produce Sitcom, Life with Elizabeth (1953-1955).
Betty White hosted the game shows and became one of the basic panellists of American game shows including shows like Match Game, Password, To Tell the Truth Tattletales, The $25,000 Pyramid, and The Hollywood Squares. Betty was called, “the first lady of game shows” and was the first woman, who received Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Game Show Host for the show Just Men! In 1983.
Betty was best known for her roles as Sue Ann Nivens on CBS Sitcom The Mary Tyler Moore Show from 1973-1977, Rose Nylund on the NBC sitcom The Golden Girls from 1985- 1992, and Elka Ostrovsky on the TV Land sitcom Hot in Cleveland (2010–2015)
Betty White hosted Saturday Night Live in 2010 for which she got Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series.
A documentary film was directed on Betty White’s life and career named “Betty White: First Lady of Television” in 2018.
Betty White died at 99
Betty White died on 31st December 2021, the 99 years old actress died while sleeping due to a stroke. Betty was at her Brentwood house during her last breath. Betty White was one of the few personalities who are iconic and who is loved by all and her impact is multi-generational.
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