I would like to start this article with, it’s about time! I love Betty White. Talk about a national television and film treasure who keeps on ticking. According to the LATimes, the legendary actress has been chosen by the Screen Actor’s Guild to receive next year’s Lifetime Achievement Award for career achievement and humanitarian accomplishment.
Betty White has been in the entertainment industry since the 1940′s, and has been featured on television, film, and radio as an actor and behind the scenes talent. Most of us know her for her stint as Rose, the dimwitted roommate on the sitcom The Golden Girls, but her resume reveals so much more. She’s also starred on various variety shows such as Password and Hollywood on Television, and even hosted her own talk show before landing a role on the 1970′s hit, The Mary Tyler Moore Show.
She has earned several Emmy Awards and nominations for her roles as a series regular and a guest star on television. Throughout the nineties and beyond, Betty White has remained a lively force in the industry. She’s never fit the little old lady stereotype that a lot of other actresses from her era have acquired.
She’s a spunky woman and she’ll let you know it. Staying active, the actress was last seen as the intrusive granny in the Sandra Bullock comedy, The Proposal. I have to give credit to the SAG Awards for continuing to honor our female legends, that the Golden Globes and Oscars constantly forget exist. The 16th Annual SAG Awards air on January 23, 2010.
What do you think about Betty White receiving a lifetime achievement award from SAG?