Friday, January 13, 2012

Dear Betty,

I hear that you’re going to be 90 this coming Tuesday.


If anyone makes 90 look like the new 60 it is you, you fabulous, funny, frisky old broad.

I’m really enjoying your latest project ‘Hot in Cleveland’.


Of course I adored your character Rose in ‘The Golden Girls’ and Sue Ann Nivens on ‘The Mary Tyler Moore Show’. Rose was so delightfully naive and Sue Ann was so deliciously wicked.



I found some videos of ‘Life With Elizabeth’; I didn’t know you had your own series from 1952 to 1955. I first saw you on ‘Password’ with your husband Allen Ludden. I love how you talk about your 18 year marriage to Allen with such warmth and romance.



I know that you won 5 Emmys and were nominated for many more awards. I think you deserve an award for just about everything you do.

I’m looking forward to NBC’s tribute to you airing this Monday, January 16th. I hope they gave you lots of goodies and boy toys.

Perhaps all you want is money for your animals. I smile every time you tell an interviewer that you have to keep working to care for your animals. The work you’re doing with the  Morris Animal Foundation  has saved many animal’s lives.




At least you sometimes get off your 90 year old feet to sit at a keyboard and do some writing. I found  45 titles attributed to you.

I love you Betty. I hope you keep on doing all that you love for a long, long time.

Happy Birthday Betty



One last thing Betty, when the studio made you pose like this didn't you just want to start dancing on the pole? Bet you did.

28 comments:

Fireblossom said...

Got to love Betty. And, it figures she would be an animal person. So is Mary Tyler Moore. All the best people are!

Ron said...

Dianne, what a WONDERFUL birthday tribute to one of my all-time favorite gals.....BETTY WHITE!!!!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY BETTY!

LOVE the photos you've selected for this post. I can still remember watching Password when I was kid. I love that this photo also contains Jack Klugman and Tony Randall!!

Great shots of she and Allen! Handsome couple they made!

"One last thing Betty, when the studio made you pose like this didn't you just want to start dancing on the pole? Bet you did."

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAA! Love you, Dianne!

X

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

How great that you did this fabilous Birthday Post to the FANTASTIC Betty White!! You know, she is o dedicated to Animals---she has been a HUGE Supporter of The Los Angeles Zoo...and of this WONDERFUL Organization here in L.A. "ACTORS AND OTHERS FOR ANIMALS", (My dear pal Earl H. was President for over 30 years..) Ms. White has been honored by them and has supported their work, tirelessly for ALL the years of their existence---And so very many other Animal Organizations....She is something else, isn't she?
I'll be watching that Birthday Tribute right along with you, my dear....! Betty White: A NATIONAL TREASURE!

Rambling Woods said...

I do love Betty..Happy Birthday Betty.. you look wonderful!!!

Cherie said...

She certainly is something. We should all be so lucky. :)

Linda Reeder said...

Betty is a treasure!
And so are you Dianne!

Jeni said...

She definitely has to be a National Treasure, for sure! So much talent and still going strong at 90. BTW, I remember her old, old series, "Life With Elizabeth" as it was on during the time my Mom was living with her younger sister and her husband and when I stayed there from time to time, I got to watch her show then! If I recall correctly, it was only a 15-minute program but very comical!

Cloudia said...

great tribute to a cool personality!


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LL Cool Joe said...

I loved the Golden Girls, what a classic that was. I had no idea she was 90. She looks amazing.

Lovely tribute to a very special person!

DJan said...

Betty White is one of those people I have loved in everything she has done. She's definitely a national treasure, and I'll be sure and watch that show. Thanks for reminding me. And Happy Birthday Betty!

Ivanhoe said...

Is she awesome or what? And looking good at 90! Happy birthday, Betty!!!

islandwonder said...

Awesome post. Betty White rocks.

ellen abbott said...

a role model for all girls. including me.

Friko said...

What an example she sets us!
I wish there were more of her!

ds said...

I remember watching her on Password when I was a kid--she always won. Amazing woman. Thanks for the tribute, Dianne.

Akelamalu said...

If I live to be 90 I hope I look as good as Betty!

Granny Annie said...

Love this tribute. Love this woman.

jabblog said...

She's one of those lucky women who grow prettier as they grow older. I'm sure it must be a reflection of the good soul inside.

Daryl Edelstein said...

a great tribute from one fabulous broad to another!

Tracy said...

WONDERFUL post...I love Betty White; what a classy lady! and gosh, how far she has come...but she has always seemed to stay true to her values and herself.
Thanks so much Dianne!

CrystalChick said...

She's amazing! I've always liked her. Happy Birthday, Betty!!
And that last photo... haha! Good choice. You know she's probably saying to herself 'if they only knew what I was thinking right now'!

HermanTurnip said...

Very well written! I didn't know that Betty White was turing 90. 90!! Wow. I can only hope that I look half as good as she does when I get to that age.

Here's a tip of the hat to a very funny woman!

I'm With Stupid said...

Betty White? Eh, she's alright. ;-)

Jay

Reb said...

I love Betty White, she is an amazing woman. Happy Birthday Betty! Thanks Dianne for making such a great post.

Sallie (FullTime-Life.com said...

She IS amazing. I didn't know about the tribute show and I'll try to watch it. Thanks for the tip... and the great post~

Hilary said...

I have always adored her. What a great birthday tribute, Dianne. She's a true gem. I missed the Monday show.. this is the first I've heard of it. Ah well.. reruns and/or YouTube. :)

Lowell said...

Betty is really something! Seems like just yesterday we were laughing at her and with her on the MTM Show...

So great to see someone almost as old as I am doing great things! :-)

I'm kidding. She's got me by a year or two!

Splendid Little Stars said...

lovely tribute to Betty! I didn't know all these facts about her. Thanks for sharing!