Betty White: Thank You for Being a Friend

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-e9b3h-11ed1bb

Betty White, beloved actress, comedian, and a woman who truly was older than sliced bread, passed away on New Year’s Eve of 2021, just a few weeks shy of her 100th birthday.

‘First woman of television,’ shameless flirt, ardent animal advocate… Betty was all this and so much more. Join us as we discuss the life and legacy of Betty White, and also dig into the rumored conflict with one of her Golden Girls costars.

Thank you for being a friend, Betty! We miss you already.

Show Notes for Episode 30!

Photo creds: 
Top Row: L to R: Betty in the early years: vanityfair.com, Betty and Alan: New York Times, Golden Girls photo: People; Bottom Row: L to R: Betty and dog: New York Post, Proposal costars: usmagazine.com, One of Betty White’s final photos: Today Show

Sources:

“Betty White Thanks Fans for Their ‘Love and Support’ in Final Video Before Her Death,” People, by Dory Jackson, January 21, 2022

“Celebrating Betty White: America’s Golden Girl’, NBC, January 31, 2022

“The Story Behind Betty White and Bea Arthur’s Infamous Feud,” Country Living, by Maria Carter, September 22, 2017

“The Truth About Betty White and The Golden Girls: How the Beloved TV Best Friends Really Got Along,” E News, by Natalie Finn, December 31, 2021

“20 of Betty White’s Best (and Funniest!) Quotes,” People, by Alex Heigl, December 31, 2021

“Betty White Dies: The Golden Girls and Mary Tyler Moore Show Star Was 99,” People, by Stephen M. Silverman, December 31, 2021

“Betty White dies at 99: Here are some of her greatest career moments,” USA Today, by Asha C. Gilbert, December 31, 2021

“Betty White, a Television Golden Girl From the Start, Is Dead at 99,” The New York Times, by Richard Severo and Peter Keepnews, December 31, 2021

“18 things you probably didn’t know about the late Betty White,” Insider, by Acuna, Singh, and Grindell, December 31, 2021

Bonus:

“Golden Girls” Remix Ashley mentions in the episode

Betty as “Sue Ann” on “The Mary Tyler Moore Show”
Betty White Snickers Commercial
Language Warning! But a great example of Betty “playing” to the audience during a live taping
Clip from the dramatic Role Ashley references during the episode

Cher’s tribute to Betty on the special that aired after her passing

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