More than 1,500 items from the “life and career” of the Golden Girl will go up for auction on Friday, September 23. The auction will take three days. Available items include awards, scripts, and memorabilia, as well as jewelry, gowns, home furnishings and decorative garden pieces.
The collection even includes “cherished” personal items and gifts from White’s marriage to her third husband, Allen Lunden, according to the auction company.
Here are just some highlights of the collection (listed by Julien’s Auctions.)
- White’s original director chair from “The Golden Girls” set
- “The Golden Girls” production-used pilot script, signed by White
- A Saks Fifth Avenue black velvet long evening coat worn by White in 1974 to the International Broadcasting Awards dinner tribute to Mary Tyler Moore
- An orange needlepoint director’s chair decorated with owls and reading “Allen” on the seat back made by White for her husband
- Goodbye plaque from the cast and crew of “The Betty White Show”
According to the auction company, the items come from the Hollywood icon’s home in Brentwood and Carmel, California.
Many items are priced between $200-$300 at the request of White.
White died at the age of 99 on Dec. 31, 2021, less than a month before what would have been her 100th birthday. The Oak Park, Illinois-born actor, began her career in radio in the 1940s before transitioning to television, where some of her most notable roles are as Sue Ann Nivens on “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” (1973-1977) and as Rose Nylund in “The Golden Girls” (1985-1992).
Throughout her career, White received several Emmy Awards, two Screen Actors Guild Awards and one Grammy Award, in addition to a host of others.
A full look at the listed items can be found here.