Tess Curtis White: Know about Betty White’s Mother

Tess Curtis White was a proud mother of the late American actress and comedian, and she was one of the most famous Hollywood industry figures. Tess Curtis White’s daughter has played minor roles in plays and worked in the entertainment industry for so long, and she was the first woman to work both in front of and behind the camera.

Tess White was born on July 25, 1899, in Chicago, in Cook County, Illinois, USA. Before marrying into the White family, Tessmaiden name was Cachikis or Christine.

She spent her childhood in Chicago with her parents and brother.

This article will let you know more facts and the life of Tess Curtis White.

Tess Curtis White Family And Children

Tess Curtis White was married to her then-hubby Horace Logan. They were married on February 17, 1921, and her husband’s name was Horace Logan White. After one year, they welcomed their first child Betty White. They lived in Oak Park, IL, and In 1925, they were listed as living in Pasadena, CA.

Betty White’s mother was a housewife, and her father was an electrical industry executive. 

Actress Betty White was born in Oak Park, Illinois, on January 17, 1922. Tess (Christina) was ten years old and residing in Chicago, Illinois, with her parents, her brother Thomas, and her mother’s mother, Margaret Hobbs. Her dad worked as a “waggon driver” for an ice cream company.

Both lived happy lives over four decades, and after Tess’s husband’s demise in 1963 after her husband’s passing, Tess Curtis never married again and lived as a single mother to her daughter Betty.

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Betty White’s Married Life

Betty was very successful in her work and career, and if we talk about her married life, she married thrice in her life.

First, she was married to an American guy, Dick Barker, in 1945, but due to an unknown reason that was never disclosed by the couple, both were separated after a few months of their marriage.

Secondly, she was married to an actor American studio leading man Lane Allen in 1963, but in late 1981 his husband was demise.

Betty White’s Carrer

Al Jarvis’ daily live television variety show Hollywood on Television, known as Make Believe Ballroom, debuted on KFWB and later KLAC-TV (now KCOP-TV) in Los Angeles in 1949, with Tess Curtis White’s daughter Betty White serving as co-host.

In the 1960’s she was part of network game shows and talk shows with Jack Paar and later Johnny Carson’s era of The Tonight Show, and after that, she appeared as a celebrity guest from 1961 through 1975.

On the social media channel Facebook, a grassroots campaign was run called “Betty White to Host SNL (Please).”

Betty White, the daughter of Tess Curtis White, became the show’s oldest host thanks to the appearance, surpassing Miskel Spillman, the winner of Saturday Night Live’s “Anybody Can Host” competition, who was 80 at the time she presented in 1977.

On December 31, 2021, she died at her home in Los Angeles, California, America. Glenn Kaplan, tasked with carrying out her advanced healthcare directive, received her cremated remains after they had been given to her. Many persons and organizations expressed their sorrow and paid tribute to White upon his passing.

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Narayan Chandra