10 Most Famous Celebrities That Are Surprisingly From Illinois

Betty White

Betty White was born in Oak Park, Illinois on January 17, 1922, though her family relocated a year later to California, eventually settling in Los Angeles. As a teen, White discovered her love of acting and after graduating from high school, she went on to model and scored several small time gigs for television and radio. In the 1970s, White joined the cast of The Mary Tyler Moore Show as Sue Ann Nivens. In 1985, White got the chance to play her most iconic role, Rose Nylund, in The Golden Girls. In her later years, White enjoys her reputation as one of Hollywood’s oldest and most beloved stars.

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