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Betty White Engaged to Allen Ludden

Apr. 12, 1963 - Actress Betty White, 37, announced today she and television performer Allen Ludden will be married in Los Angeles in June. It will be the first marriage for Miss White, a frequent television panelist and Rose Parade commentator, and the second marriage for 45-year-old Ludden, host of the television quiz show “Password.” His first wife, Margaret, died of cancer in October 1961. They had three children. Miss White said she met Ludden about a year and a half ago when she appeared on his television show. He proposed to Miss White twice before she accepted. Their romance blossomed when they played summer stock theatre together, in the play “Critic’s Choice” (pictured) last year.

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