Happy 90th Birthday Betty White!
Happy 90th Birthday Betty White! Today, January 17, the real Lady B hits the 90th marker and America couldn't love her more. Betty White really is an anomaly. In the nine decades she has been alive, media has transformed and with it she has evolved from radio to film to television and now to the Internet. And she refuses to quit. Last night NBC celebrated White's milestone birthday and previewed her upcoming show, Betty White's Off Their Rockers, which is like Punk'd with retirees.
White began her acting career while still in her teens; she's been acting longer than doing anything else. She's a seven-time Emmy Award winner and has received 20 Emmy nominations. She's an author, with several titles under her belt, and this past year was nominated for a Grammy for the audio recording of her last book, If You Ask Me (And of Course You Won't). She is also an animal rights activist and serves on the board of directors for the Los Angeles Zoo. Betty White is amazing.
To celebrate the lady who's still got it, Art Attack's 10 Best of Betty.
10. Betty White, the model.
It is common knowledge that White started her career on the radio, but not as widely known was that White also did some (nude) modeling early on. She was quite the looker.
9. Life with Elizabeth
Life with Elizabeth was White's first starring role in a sitcom. The plot was simple; White and her husband, played by Del Moore, constantly found themselves in zany, suburban predicaments. The show only lasted for two seasons, but sealed White's fate as a comic personality.
8. The Bold and the Beautiful
Yes, Betty White the soap actress. In 2007, White had a recurring role as Ann Douglas, the long lost mother of The B&B's mainstay Stephanie Forrester. White can even do melodrama.
7. Lake Placid
White can even do horror! Lake Placid is a gore-fest that hit theaters in 1999, revolving around the eating habits of a 30-foot-long, man-eating alligator. As the story goes, White's character had been feeding the deadly lizard after it followed her husband home. Shortly thereafter, the croc ate her husband. This movie sounds insane, but it received decent reviews and made beaucoup bucks, enough that several sequels were produced (without White).