‘Golden Girl’ Exhibition for Newbridge
In what is a world exclusive, Newbridge Silverware will host an exhibition dedicated to the life and works of the late comedian and actress, Betty White.
The exhibition called "Betty White’s Golden Moments" will include memorabilia, jewellery, garments, and personal items from the legendary actress’ life. The much-loved entertainer died on New Year’s Eve in 2021, just days away from her 100th birthday and left an indelible mark on the world of entertainment and television.
Betty White was a pioneer of early television and is remembered for her huge catalogue of material which included work both in front of and behind the camera.
Born in Illinois in 1922, her early career mainly involved voicing radio commercials and performing in a few radio shows before going on to co-host a new kind of entertainment show, "Hollywood on Television with Al Jarvis". She eventually took over the hosting duties in 1952 and became the first woman to product a sitcom, "Life With Elizabeth", in which she also starred.
Her company, Bandy Productions, was very successful, and Betty White was one of the few women with power in Hollywood in those early days of television. In fact, she was named "Honorary Mayor of Hollywood" in 1965 and is often referred to as "The First Lady of Television".