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Tess Curtis White-More In The Life of Betty White’s Mother

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Betty White’s mother Tess Curtis White was born on 25th July 1899 in Chicago, America. As per her birth details, her birth sign is Leo. She changed her surname from Cachikis to White after marriage. She was the daughter of Margaret Hobbs. However, the name of her father is yet to be revealed but we do know that the late old man was a driver in the ice cream industry. Tess also had a brother named, Thomas who was born in 1907.

She spent her childhood in Cook Country with her parents and brother in Chicago. Talking about her ethnicity, Tess had a mixed ethnical background of both English and Welsh descent. And her nationality was American.

Betty White Mother
Betty Whites’s mother Tess Curtis White

On the other hand, her daughter Betty White was born on 17th January 1922 in Oak Park, Illinois, USA. She attended Horace Mann Elementary School and later joined Beverly Hills High School, graduating in 1939.

Tess Curtis White Husband And Children

Tess was first married to her then-hubby Horace Logan. They tied their knot on 17th February 1921 in a low-key ceremony that included some of their closest ones and family members. The couple shared quite good bonding. And a year after their wedding in 1922, they welcomed their first daughter, Betty White.

Interestingly, both husband and wife happened to have the same birth year as her late spouse Horace was also born on 30th May of the year 1899 in Negaunee, Michigan. He was an executive sales representative in a lighting company by profession.

Furthermore, the duo enjoyed their marital relationship for over four decades. They were together until Tess’s husband’s demise in 1963. Since her hubby’s death, Tess Curtis never married again and lived her life as a single mother to her daughter Betty.

Her Daughter Betty White Was Married Thrice

Betty White was a renowned name in Hollywood, who worked in several TV shows and movies. She started her career by working in radio and gradually turned to television. For her career accomplishment, the actress received two Daytime Emmy Awards, five Primetime Emmy Awards, LA Emmy Award, and also Lifetime Achievement Award throughout her career.

Back in 1995, Betty was also listed in the Television Hall Of Fame. In the same year, White was inducted into the Hollywood Hall Of Fame along with her late husband, Allen Ludden.

Betty White and Allen Ludden
Betty White with her husband Allen Ludden

Besides her professional career, Betty had married thrice throughout her life. White first married an American guy, Dick Barker in 1945 but the marriage couldn’t last long. The former couple separated after a few months of their marriage.

After Dick, Betty tied her knot with actor Lane Allen in 1947. However, the marriage also could not last long and the duo was separated in 1949. The actor then didn’t marry for over a decade until Betty met Allen Ludden in 1963. After dating for quite some time, White and Ludden married and were together until Allen’s demise in 1981. White didn’t marry since then and lived the rest of her life as a widow. In an Interview with Larry king, when asked about remarrying, the late actress replied,

Once you’ve had the best, who needs the rest?

Her Daughter Betty White Died Just A Few Months Before Her 100th Birthday

Betty White died on the morning of 31st December 2021 while at her home in Brentwood, LA. Sources claim that she died because of a stroke, which she had on Christmas Day and was not recovered fully.

While talking with PEOPLE, Betty White’s agent Jeff Witjas denied the speculations and said it was rather due to COVID. He remembered her on her 100th birthday and said,

I will miss her terribly and so will the animal world that she loved so much. I don’t think Betty ever feared passing because she always wanted to be with her most beloved husband Allen Ludden. She believed she would be with him again.

Cause Of Tess Curtis White’s Demise

Tess died at the age of 86 on November 11, 1985, in Los Angeles, California, America. However, the exact reason for her death is still unknown but, seeing her age we can assume that she had a natural death.

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Tess Curtis White died at the age of 86

The dead body of Tess was buried in Forest Lawn Memorial Park which is located in Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA.

How Rich Was Betty White’s Mother Tess Curtis White?

Undoubtedly, Tess Curtis enjoyed her life in a quite luxurious manner as a famed celebrity mother. At the time of her demise, she had an estimated net worth of around $1 million.
On other hand, Tess Curtis White’s daughter, Betty White had an estimated net worth of $75 million at the time of her demise. She had earned a fortune from her acting career.