White performed in commercials seen on live television in Los Angeles, including a rendition of the "Dr.
Ross Dog Food" advertisement at KTLA during the 1950s.
She aspired to become a forest ranger, but was unable to accomplish this dream because women were not allowed to serve as rangers during this period.
White made rounds to movie studios looking for work, but was always turned down because she was "unphotogenic".
Following Life with Elizabeth, she appeared as Vicki Angel on the sitcom Date with the Angels from 1957 to 1958.
The show later became another variety series before going off the air.
In a career that has spanned more than 75 To make extra money, her father would build radios and sell them wherever he could.In all of her various variety series over the years, White would sing at least a couple of songs during each broadcast.In 1951, she was nominated for her first Emmy Award as "Best Actress" on television, competing with such legendary stars as Judith Anderson, Helen Hayes, and Imogene Coca (the award went to Gertrude Berg).White made frequent game show appearances on What's My Line?(starting in 1955), To Tell the Truth (in 1961, 1990, and 2015), I've Got a Secret (in 1972–73), Match Game (1973–1982), and Pyramid (starting in 1982).Through the 1950s and 1960s, White began a nineteen-year run as hostess and commentator on the annual Tournament of Roses Parade broadcast on NBC (often co-hosting with Lorne Greene), and appeared on a number of late night talk shows and daytime game shows.She subsequently appeared on the show's three updated versions Password Plus, Super Password, and Million Dollar Password, having been on versions of the game with five different hosts (Allen Ludden, Bill Cullen, Tom Kennedy, Bert Convy, and Regis Philbin).White found work modeling, and her first professional acting job was at the Bliss Hayden Little Theatre.White's career was disrupted immediately, as World War II broke out, causing her to join the American Women's Voluntary Services.White, Fedderson, and Tibbles created the television comedy Life with Elizabeth, with White portraying the title role.The show was unusual for a sitcom in the 1950s because it was co-produced and owned by a twenty-eight-year-old woman who still lived with her parents.