Monday, January 16, 2012

Happy Homemaker Betty White turns 90!

More good tv tonight... how can that be? Usually it's the sameoldstuff, not worth even turning on to scroll through the guide. Tonight at 8pm EST on NBC we're invited to celebrate Betty White's 90th birthday with some of Hollywood's biggest stars. It should really be funny with the "greats," Carol Burnett, Mary Tyler Moore, Carl Reiner, Tina Fey and Ellen DeGeneres.

Betty celebrates with a cake flown by private plane from Minneapolis to Los Angeles by baking giant Betty Crocker, which is also celebrating it's 90th birthday! The three-tiered triple chocolate cake was layered with chocolate mousse and a chocolate ganache, decorated with red, orange and magenta roses, edible pearls and Golden Girl candles! 
I loved her as Sue Ann Nivens, "The Happy Homemaker" on the old Mary Tyler Moore show back in the 70's. "Dear, sweet, naive Mary,"she'd say to put Mary in her place! She was more than a tad bit jealous of Mary, who was younger, more attractive and easily drew the attention of men. She could be sweet as sugar on air, but the real Sue Ann was sarcastic, man crazy and  lived to zing Mary and Murray! 

Later on in the mid 80's she played the snobbish Ellen Mae Harper on the Carol Burnett Show. Ellen was Eunice's well-to-do sister, clearly Mama's favorite. The rivalry between the two of them was hilarious!

If you have to pick a favorite character that Betty White has played, it probably would be Rose Nylund on The Golden Girls. Kind hearted Rose was na├»ve and simple, best known for her rambling stories about her hometown St. Olaf, Minneota. The girls would endure her lengthy stories with exasperated silence!

We can't even begin to count the number of smiles that Betty White has brought to our faces. She portrayed the best and the worst of human traits so realistically that we couldn't help but laugh out loud. Don't forget... 8pm EST (7pm Central) on NBC!


  1. Love this beautiful woman! Such a delight & full of beauty.

    Have a lovely day ~
    TTFN ~

  2. She is one of my all-time favorites! I still watch Golden Girls when I can't sleep at night. She is amazing, all that energy!.. and such a kind, funny, real person.

  3. A very long, successful career. I love how there was a Facebook page created with the only goal of getting Betty to host Saturday Night Live. There were so many people who signed up on that page that she did get asked to host and that has created a whole new generation of fans who otherwise wouldn't know her.
    Oh ya, she has a real potty mouth too. Lol.

  4. What a great lady she is. I always enjoy watching her.

  5. i adore betty white. watched her SNL show twice last year and laughed all the way through it. my favorite role of hers was in the movie Lake Placid. OMG! :)

  6. Thanks for the tip! Gotta love Betty White!
    xo, Cheryl

  7. Good grief, Mama reminds me of me! When did that happen??? Betty could still run circles around me and she's 90. That's depressing.

  8. I love Betty White! How beautiful to be 90! Happy Birthday, Betty!

  9. I love her! We just watched her on the weekend in Lost Valentine.


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