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Betty White

She originally wanted to be a writer, but ended up becoming a pioneer for civil and animal rights.

Louis B. Mayer rejected her for not being photogenic enough. So, she set her sights on television- where she became the first woman to appear on television and has comforted audiences for over 80 years. First in supporting parts, then as the host of Hollywood on Television, a 5 1/2 hour, 6 day a week live broadcast, where she interviewed actors, politicians, authors, professors, scientists, diplomats, and even animals. The show was so popular, it was simply called The Betty White Show.

After the show ended in 1954, she appeared in show after show; Life with Elizabeth, What's My Line?, Password, Match Game, Pyramid, The Carol Burnett Show, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Liar's Club, Mama's Family, The Golden Girls, The Wild Thornberry's, Ladies Man, Boston Legal, Hot in Cleveland, and, after an online campaign by fans, Saturday Night Live.

Although television kept her busy, she appeared in a few films- Advise in Consent in 1962, then Lake Placid in 1999, followed by a string of comedies such as Dennis the Menace, Ponyo, and The Proposal.

A lifelong resident of Brentwood, she died peacefully in her home, a few weeks shy of 100. Let's toast the ever lovable Betty White.

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by Anonymousreply 40June 10, 2024 1:30 PM

She was OJ Simpsons neighbor. Maybe she murdered Nicole Brown and Ron Goldman

by Anonymousreply 1June 9, 2024 6:57 PM

She WAS Betty White!

by Anonymousreply 2June 9, 2024 6:58 PM

Inside the Actor's Studio

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by Anonymousreply 3June 9, 2024 6:58 PM

The Larry King Interview

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by Anonymousreply 4June 9, 2024 7:00 PM

That miserable cunt!

by Anonymousreply 5June 9, 2024 7:01 PM

First woman to appear on television?

by Anonymousreply 6June 9, 2024 7:01 PM

…”pioneer for civil rights” is a bit of stretch, in greater context beyond a local tv show, but I get your point.

by Anonymousreply 7June 9, 2024 7:01 PM

R7 She pioneered civil rights by:

Fighting for women

Fighting for minority representation

Fighting for gays

Fighting for animals

Fighting for civility and being cordial and cheery to all

by Anonymousreply 8June 9, 2024 7:04 PM

"When Betty White says she wants a cup of coffee, you get her a cup of fucking coffee..."

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by Anonymousreply 9June 9, 2024 7:07 PM

Calm down—TIA

by Anonymousreply 10June 9, 2024 7:08 PM

[quote] Fighting for animals

That's great. I love animals.

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by Anonymousreply 11June 9, 2024 7:10 PM

Not quite civil tights, eh?


by Anonymousreply 12June 9, 2024 7:42 PM

I've seen more of those outtakes, r9, she was very cruel to Ryan Reynolds on that set. Really put my adoration for her in a different perspective.

by Anonymousreply 13June 9, 2024 8:27 PM

R13 I’m going to assume your post is a parody, much like those “outtakes” were intended to be.

by Anonymousreply 14June 9, 2024 8:51 PM

I first watched Betty White in the 1950s on KTLA.

by Anonymousreply 15June 9, 2024 9:02 PM

How OLD are you?

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by Anonymousreply 16June 9, 2024 9:22 PM

She had a 37 year gap between her first and second film- Advise and Consent and Lake Placid

by Anonymousreply 17June 9, 2024 9:25 PM

She was good friends with Craig Ferguson.

The first sitcom Craig did in the early 90s when he came to the U.S. was with Betty and Marie Osmond. Betty and Craig became friends and kept in touch. They talk about it at the end of this clip.

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by Anonymousreply 18June 9, 2024 9:35 PM

Who were her 'gal pals'?

by Anonymousreply 19June 9, 2024 9:39 PM

And still people won't talk about her being a big old dyke.

Too bad.

by Anonymousreply 20June 9, 2024 9:44 PM

Did she get along with her step kids?

by Anonymousreply 21June 9, 2024 9:47 PM

She always seemed fake as hell to me. I bet she was a miserable bitch in person.

by Anonymousreply 22June 9, 2024 9:58 PM

R22 = Cloris Leachman, cunting from beyond the grave.

by Anonymousreply 23June 9, 2024 10:25 PM

Didn't Mary Tyler Moore say in a late in life interview that Betty was more like Sue Anne Niven than people would imagine?

by Anonymousreply 24June 9, 2024 10:39 PM

She was more like Bee Author than people imagined.

by Anonymousreply 25June 9, 2024 10:40 PM

Bee Author?

Fuck you, R25. Screw the “oh dear” and go directly to fuck you.

by Anonymousreply 26June 9, 2024 11:51 PM

She was friends with Carol Channing

by Anonymousreply 27June 10, 2024 12:03 AM

I want "Bee Author" to be my drag name.

by Anonymousreply 28June 10, 2024 12:23 AM

I wish she really had been mean to that punchable Ryan Reynolds. I would love her even more.

by Anonymousreply 29June 10, 2024 1:39 AM

I loved Betty White in every thing I ever saw her in. Funny as hell. Rest in peace, funny lady.

by Anonymousreply 30June 10, 2024 1:47 AM

R30 (cont) How cute was Betty in The Proposal? Stole the show. Great cast all around in that movie though. A favorite and I watch again and again. Love the scenery.

by Anonymousreply 31June 10, 2024 1:48 AM

She used to “welcome” visiting interviewers into her dressing room while she was nude.

by Anonymousreply 32June 10, 2024 1:51 AM

I liked her as much as the next DLer, but am mildly surprised no one has posted any of her nude photos here (yes, she posed for them — incredibly flat-chested) or discussed her lavender marriage to Allen Ludden.

by Anonymousreply 33June 10, 2024 2:15 AM

She was good friends with Doris Day, partly because of their love for animals. Betty also trusted Allen to escort Doris to various functions. This picture was taken in 1974 at an event honoring Lucille Ball.

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by Anonymousreply 34June 10, 2024 2:45 AM

Outside of Richard Simmons, Allen Luden is the gayest looking man ever. Well, after Liperache too.

by Anonymousreply 35June 10, 2024 2:46 AM

R33, I thought the consensus was they were fake. Betty was many things but flat-chested was not one of them.

by Anonymousreply 36June 10, 2024 3:01 AM

I don't get the enchantment with Betty White. I really enjoyed her as Sue Ann Nivens on the MTM show but that's it.

by Anonymousreply 37June 10, 2024 3:14 AM

When she posed nude her tits were miniscule, she may well have gotten a boob job later in her career.

by Anonymousreply 38June 10, 2024 3:52 AM

Is she the one who was married to the Password guy?

by Anonymousreply 39June 10, 2024 4:11 AM

"Is everything okay? I thought I heard Negro."

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by Anonymousreply 40June 10, 2024 1:30 PM
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