I am a huge Betty White fan, so I was really excited to see the feature on her in Entertainment Weekly this week. The Mary Tyler Moore Show is--hands down--my favorite TV show, and Betty's Sue Ann Nivens frequently makes me laugh out loud. And, I essentially grew up with The Golden Girls. My brother and I watched religiously on Saturday nights. I even love watching her on Password and Match Game. She has such an easy--but sharp--sense of humor.
I think a real testament to her comic genius that she's still so in demand. Her Catherine Piper was a great foil to James Spader's Alan Shore on Boston Legal. She was hysterical in The Proposal, and I can't wait to see her on Saturday Night Live next weekend. How great was that Snickers Super Bowl commercial??
It should come as no surprise that I find her devotion to animal welfare to be particularly admirable.
Betty has something of a timeless quality about her. She's obviously gotten older since her Happy Homemaker days, but she's always looked more or less like Betty White. So I was excited to find this picture of her hosting the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade (with Lorne Greene from Bonanza) in 1965. Doesn't she look absolutely beautiful?!