In her final heartbreaking moments, Betty White reportedly summoned her late husband, Allen Ladden.
Betty, who died on December 31 at the age of 99, was married to the game show host for 18 years until his death in 1981 and never stopped loving him.
In accordance with P. SixthActress Vicki Lawrence, who worked with Betty on Mom’s Family, said that Betty’s assistant, who was with her at the end, said that “the very last word she had on her lips was ‘Allen.’
Vicki told the publication, “How cute is that? I said, “This is so cute. God, I hope it’s true. For all of us, I really hope this is true, a wonderful thought. “
Betty and Allen met in the summer of 1961 while filming Allen’s game show The Password.
During the PBS 2018 special, Betty was featured as a guest star. flirting with allen on the show
He asked her about her summer plans and she defiantly replied, “What did you mean, Allen?”
Betty explained in Interview 2010 that the following summer they were commissioned by their agents to play Critic’s Choice in Cape Cod, Massachusetts.
“We somehow became friends instantly,” she said.
After three weeks of work on the play, during which Betty met Allen’s three children and two dogs, he asked Betty to marry him several times.
He even greeted her by asking, “Will you marry me?” instead of saying hello.
Allen later admitted that Closer Weekly, “I fell in love with her premiere.”
He reportedly wore a ring on a necklace until Betty said yes.
Allen then gave Betty a stuffed Easter bunny, gold and sapphire earrings, and a letter saying, “Now come on, will you marry me?”
SHE SAID YES
Betty later expressed regret that she did not turn down her passionate future husband’s initial marriage proposal.
“I wasted a whole year, wasted a whole year that Allen and I could have spent together, saying, ‘No, I wouldn’t marry him.’ White told Oprah Winfrey in 2015.
“I wasted a whole year that we could have spent together, but we did it, we finally did it.”
They married in Las Vegas on June 14, 1963.
Before marrying the love of her life, Betty tied the knot twice.
The actress was previously married to US Army pilot Dick Barker for one year in 1945.
In 1947, she married Hollywood agent Lane Allen, and they were together for only two years.
“I’ve had two bad marriages and I don’t like to think of them as good mistakes. They were traumatic, ”Betty once admitted. Newsweek…
“But they made me appreciate it when the perfect fit came along.”
Betty made the decision never to marry again after Allen died of cancer.
She later also said that she was only looking forward to marrying Allen because she was impatient to move from California to New York.
In 2011 on request Joy Behar to say one choice she will make again, Betty replied:
“Marry Allen Ladden. No ambivalent opinion about this. He was something special. “
She told Anderson Cooper in 2011: “I had the love of my life… I’m sure. Allen Ludden … if you had the best, who needs the rest? “
Allen died of stomach cancer in 1981.
He was buried in Graceland Cemetery in Mineral Point, Wisconsin, and Betty is expected to be buried next to him.
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