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Saturday Night Live to Pay Tribute to Betty White

Saturday Night Live or simply SNL is all set to pay tribute to legendary actress Betty White by re-airing her 2010 SNL special. Betty White who passed away on Thursday 31st, 2021, had hosted the popular comedy program back in 2010. NBC SNL’s Twitter handles posted the announcement mourning the passing of the legendary actress.
Betty White was one of the Hollywood icons and is often considered a legend in American television history.
Betty White died on 31st December 2021, in her sleep just weeks before her 100th birthday, she was to celebrate her centenarian birthday on January 17, 2022.
Betty White started her career in the 1940s as a radio jockey, she turned to television in the 1950s and participated in various American Game Shows as a panelist in the 1960s, she was fondly called ‘The First Lady of Game Shows’ and in 1983 became the first woman to win a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Game Show Host for her gig in NBC game show Just Men. In the 1970s and 80s, she starred in many daytime sitcoms, including some of her most memorable performances in shows like The Mary Tyler Moore Show, the fourth installment of The Betty White Show, The Mama’s Family, and The Golden Girls.
The Golden Girls became a global hit and was on the air from 1987 to 1992, White played the character of Rose Nylund, which made her a household name in the United States. Betty White won a Daytime Emmy Award for the first season of the Golden Girls for Outstanding Performance as an Actress in a Comedy Series or Sitcom, she was also nominated in the same category every year until the show ended in 1992.
Her extensive success in television got her the title of ‘The First Lady of the Television’, Betty White continued to work in television following the 80s and 90s she also guests starred in many sitcoms and talk shows.
Meanwhile, White also published a book entitled ‘Betty White: In Person’ in 1987, she would later publish more books like ‘Here We Go Again: My Life in Television’ in 1995, ‘If You Ask Me’ and ‘Betty and Friends My Life at a Zoo’ both in 2011.
In 2010, Betty White garnered a whole new generation of fans as she first appeared as the host of Saturday Night Live and later starred in the popular sitcom ‘Hot in Cleveland’ as Elka Ostrovsky, the show would run for 6 more seasons and got Betty a nomination for Daytime Emmy Award as Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series or Sitcom.
Many Hollywood Stars expressed their condolences and paid their respect to one of the most beloved T.V stars of all time.
Stars like Ryan Rolands, Ellen DeGeneres, Sandra Bullock, Lucie Arnaz, Paul Feig, Ariana DeBose, Kat Dennings were among the stars who used social media platforms to pay their respect to the beloved star. The US President Joe Biden also took to Twitter and called Betty White a “Cultural Icon”, the speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi also took to Twitter and called White a “Pioneering Actress”.



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