Who Is Horace Logan White?
Horace Logan White is the late father of Betty White. Horace’s daughter Betty White was an American actress and comedian. She was a pioneer of early television and her television career spanned almost seven decades. She was one of the first women to work both in front of and behind the camera. She was the first woman to produce a sitcom, Life with Elizabeth (1953–1955).
Horace Logan White: Bio Summary
|Horace Logan White
|father of Betty White
|Date of birth
|30 May 1899
|16 November 1963 (aged 64)
|Christine Tess Cachikis White
|Christian Hans White and Etta K Lundy White
|Ema C. White James
|Electrical Engineer, sales representative
Horace Logan White was born on 30 May 1899, in Negaunee Township, Marquette County, Michigan, USA. His parents are called Christian Hans White and Etta K Lundy White. He is the brother of Ema C. White James. He was employed to work as a lighting company executive.
According to sources, Horace Logan White was a World War I veteran. He enlisted on 7 Dec 1917 and was discharged on 23 Jun 1919. At a point, he was also a sales representative for the Crouse-Hinds Company which makes traffic signals and other related products, per reports.
Horace Logan White got married to Christine Tess (née Cachikis), a homemaker. They got married on the 17th of February 1921 in Cook County, Illinois, in front of their loved ones. Their union has been blessed with a beautiful daughter, who is their only child.
The couple welcomed their daughter on January 17, 1922, in Oak Park, Illinois, U.S. They decided to name her Betty Marion White. The couple and their then-little daughter Betty moved to Alhambra, California in 1923, and later relocated to Los Angeles during the Great Depression.
Horace Logan White built crystal radios and sold them wherever he could to be able to make extra money to support himself and his family. Since it was the height of the Depression, and hardly anyone had a sizable income, he would exchange the radios for other goods, including dogs on some occasions.
What Happened To Horace Logan White?
Horace Logan White died on 16 November 1963, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, United States. He died at the age of 64 years old. The cause of his death is uncertain but according to at least one source, he died from a brief illness. He is buried at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles County, California, USA.
Horace Logan White’s wife Christine Tess Cachikis White died on 11 November 1985, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA, at age 86. His daughter Betty White died on December 31, 2021. She died in her sleep at her home in the Brentwood neighborhood of Los Angeles from a stroke she had on Christmas Day. She was 99 years old when she took her last breath.
Betty White’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame was flooded with flowers and tributes within hours of the announcement of her death. Her two homes in Carmel and Los Angeles were sold in April and June 2022 respectively, with her personal belongings sold at auction in September. Her estate donated a substantial portion of television ephemera to the National Comedy Center in September 2022, including wardrobe pieces, annotated notes, and five of her Emmy Awards.
Betty White is still remembered for her vast work in the entertainment industry. She was a staple panelist of American game shows, including Password, Match Game, Tattletales, To Tell the Truth, The Hollywood Squares, and The $25,000 Pyramid. She was given the title, “the first lady of game shows”.
Betty White was also known for her appearances on The Bold and the Beautiful, Boston Legal, and The Carol Burnett Show. She played the role of Sue Ann Nivens on the CBS sitcom The Mary Tyler Moore Show (1973–1977), Rose Nylund on the NBC sitcom The Golden Girls (1985–1992), and Elka Ostrovsky on the TV Land sitcom Hot in Cleveland (2010–2015).
Betty White appeared in the romantic comedy film The Proposal (2009). She hosted Saturday Night Live in 2010. The 2018 documentary, Betty White: First Lady of Television, detailed her life and career. She has received several honors and awards including earning a Guinness World Record for “Longest TV career by an entertainer (female)” in 2014 and 2018 for her lengthy work in radio, television, and film.
Betty White is a recipient of various awards including five Primetime Emmy Awards, two Daytime Emmy Awards, and a Regional Emmy Award as well as three American Comedy Awards, three Screen Actors Guild Awards, and a Grammy Award. She has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and was a 1995 Television Hall of Fame inductee.