Betty Marion White was born on January 17, 1922 in Oak Park, Illinois. Her mother, Christine Tess, was a stay-at-home wife and mother, and her father, Horace Logan White, worked as an electrical engineer.
Her parents named her Betty because they didn’t want people calling her any of the possible nicknames associated with Elizabeth, like Beth or Liza. Betty White’s heritage is a mixture of Danish, Greek, Welsh and English.
At the age of two, the family moved to Los Angeles. White never had any siblings.