Happy birthday today to the unstoppable, unflappable, invincible comedian Betty White, who has had a career that has spanned over 60 years and through countless generations who have looked up to her benevolent demeanor, her fruitful and sincere championing of animal rights, and her comedic style that has made millions upon millions of fans laugh at all the talents that she has to offer.
Like Lucille Ball or Carol Burnett, Betty White’s career has been almost unbreakable. Everything she does or has done has been met with somewhat success; her characters on the old classic television shows The Mary Tyler Moore Show and The Golden Girls have become the stuff of comic legend and netted her various Emmy awards, not to mention her appearances on countless game shows, like Match Game, the various incarnations of the Pyramid franchise, Tattletales, and especially Password and Password Plus. Most versions of which were hosted by her late husband, the congenial, assured, and Brylcreemed master of ceremonies, Allen Ludden. Her allegiance and unabashed wholehearted love for Ludden was so strong that after his passing in 1981 from stomach cancer, White never remarried again, still cherishing the memory of Ludden to this very day (something she’s stated in recent interviews). Currently she is still going strong on television, as evidenced by the hit show Hot in Cleveland, which airs on TV Land.
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