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Thursday, September 12, 2024

Respect Your Elders: Betty White

#RespectYourElders: Betty White (born 1922) is an Emmy Award-winning actress. She holds the Guinness World Record for “Longest TV Career For An Entertainer (Female),” and has been named to the Television Hall of Fame.

White is an Illinois native and got her start in radio commercials. Though she had dreams of becoming an actress, she was told she wasn’t photogenic at a young age. She worked on a number of radio shows before eventually landing her own: “The Betty White Show.” Later, White co-hosted her first television show, the variety program “Hollywood on Television.” She eventually took over as the sole host.

Through her lengthy career, White appeared a number of game shows — enough to earn her the popular title, “First Lady of Game Shows.” White won her first Emmy for “Just Men!,” a short-running game show that she hosted in 1983.

White also appeared a number of popular television shows like “The Mary Tyler Moore Show,” “Maude” and, perhaps most noteworthy, “The Golden Girls.” From there, White starred in movies, television and even became the oldest person ever to host “Saturday Night Live,” at age 88.

White truly has too many achievements to count and at 95 still shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon.

Watch Betty White’s recent interview on CNN here.

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