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Betty White's special Illinois connection

by Aaron Price
by Aaron Price

12/31/2021 | 3:06 p.m.

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - Following nine decades of lighting up the entertainment business, America's "Golden Girl", Betty White, passed away at age 99 on Friday just a few weeks short of her 100th birthday.

Betty White was born in Illinois, and moved with her family to California after just about a year and a half.

White was born in the village of Oak Park, Illinois on January 17, 1922. Oak Park is located just west of Chicago.

Illinois Governor JB Pritzker released a statement on Friday remembering the entertainment icon...

"Betty White was born in Oak Park and grew up to become a national treasure. I join her millions of fans in commemorating a comedic genius and a remarkable American life," said the Governor.

More information on White's passing can be viewed here.



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