Betty WhiteHer personal belongings are coming to the auction block almost a year after her death, giving her fans the chance to own some very sentimental items.
Julien’s Auctions, along with the late comedian’s estate, is offering over 1,500 of White’s personal belongings for sale September 23-25. Items in the auction block include awards, scripts, wardrobe and memorabilia from her many TV shows. And of particular interest to collectors is White’s original director’s chair from the set The golden girlsa black and gold mignon dress she wore to the 1989 Emmy Awards and her wedding ring with a personalized engraving.
“Betty White was a beloved national treasure and a generational icon who for eighty years made us laugh with her illustrious work on classic films, radio and television such as The Mary Tyler Moore Show and The Golden Girls.” Darren Julien, the President and CEO of Julien’s Auctions, said in a press release announcing the sale. “We are honored to work with her estate in this exclusive presentation of these priceless artifacts and personal memorabilia from her eventful life and career, offered for the first time at auction to the public, museum curators and their legions of fans worldwide.”
White died on December 31, 2021 at the age of 99, just 17 days before her 100th birthday. The actress had her first appearance on television in 1939 at the age of 17, when she sang songs from the operetta The Merry Widow. Over the course of her 75-plus year career, she has won eight Emmys and starred in two all-time classic sitcoms. On announcing the news of her death, White’s longtime agent Jeff Witjas said persons, “Even though Betty was about to turn 100, I thought she would live forever. I will miss her terribly and the wildlife she loved so much. I don’t think Betty was ever afraid of dying because she always wanted to be with her beloved husband Allen Ludden. She believed she would be with him again.”
Shortly before her death, White also spoke to the outlet about approaching this centenary milestone, the incredible career she’s had, and her positivity. “I’m so lucky to be in such good health and to feel so good at this age. It’s amazing,” she said. She added that the secret to her perpetually sunny outlook on life was “being born a crooked optimist. I got it from my mother and that has never changed. I always find the positives.” And when it came to her diet, the never-ending comedian joked that she didn’t bother with the usual healthy foods. “I try to avoid anything green,” she explained. “I think it works.”
https://www.vanityfair.com/style/2022/09/betty-white-auction-personal-belongings-julians-directors-chair-wedding-band-emmy-awards-gown Betty White’s Personal Belongings Are Going Up For Auction