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RIP Betty White

LOS ANGELES, Calif.– Comedic actress Betty White, who capped a career of more than 80 years by becoming America’s geriatric sweetheart after Emmy-winning roles on television sitcoms “The Golden Girls” and “The Mary Tyler Moore Show,” died at her home here on Dec. 31, less than three weeks shy of her 100th birthday.

MSTies will recall that she was impersonated by Crow in a host segment in episode 502- HERCULES and was also mentioned in a host segment in episode 311- IT CONQUERED THE WORLD.

Variety has a nice retrospective.

6 Replies to “RIP Betty White”

  1. jay says:

    She was a cultural icon, to be sure. Kinda sad that she missed her one hundredth birthday. As Crow would say imitating Agent 86, “Missed it by THAT much.” RIP

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  2. And her offscreen animal-protection activism was not forgotten in the riffs:

    Crow: “Hey! I’m calling Betty White!”
    Servo: “And I’m calling Bob Barker!”
    Joel: “Well, I’m calling Bridgitte Bardot…”

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  3. DarkGrandmaofDeath says:

    Betty White was awesome, whether as Sue Ann Nivens or an anthropology professor on Community or sweet, dense Rose Nylund. But I really loved her in Life with Elizabeth – that was a great, different kind of series, unique and groundbreaking. RIP, Ms. White.

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  4. radioman970 says:

    George Burns, Bob Hope, … Better White.. there must be something to this laughter biz.

    ** orders from rifftrax **

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  5. Cornjob says:

    Someone on facebook commented that dying days before the release of a magazine devoted to your 100th birthday is great comedic timing.

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  6. radioman970 says:

    Cornjob:
    Someone on facebook commented that dying days before the release of a magazine devoted to your 100th birthday is great comedic timing.

    I’m iffy on heaven (and etc) but if Betty is on a cloud she’s in danger of falling off the back of it laughing at that idea.

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