OMG! OMG! OMG! “Can I call you Betty? You can call me Al”
It was a dream come true for Flick Chick to meet Hollywood’s only remaining Golden Girl.
Arggghhh! I still can’t believe I’ve met and interviewed Betty White! Woot! Faint! How can you not fall in love with her again? Is there a more beloved “old lady” comedy icon around? This little old lady is feistier than ever as she sashays towards the century mark (she celebrated her 90th birthday on Jan 17). This I found out during my one-on-one face time with her at the back lot of Universal Studios Los Angeles where she was promoting her role as the scene-stealing kooky but butt-kicking Grammy of Zac Efron, longside Danny DeVito’s titular fuzzy orange forest creature in Dr Seuss’ The Lorax. 70 long shining years in both television and movies, 7 Emmy Awards wins, 20 Emmy Nominations, first woman ever to receive an Emmy for game show hosting (for the short-lived Just Men!), what hasn’t this lady done?
At the rockin’ age of 90, Betty White is still red-hot commodity. In recent years, she has become a pop culture sensation, becoming the oldest person to host Saturday Night Live ( and getting the Prime Time Emmy along the way) as well as nabbing this year’s Screen Actors Guild for strutting her stuff as Elka Ostrovsky in Hot In Cleveland.
But to me, she’ll always be Sue Ann Nivens in from The Mary Tyler Moore Show and the inimitable Rose Nylund from The Golden Girls. In awe of how the self-professed “old broad” continues to roll with the punches, I was a blubbering swoony mess in the presence of a true legend.
“Thank you for being a friend,” I tell her. “And for showing us how we girls can still rock it. Even at the grand old age of 90!”
“It’s about time somebody wanted me for my voice, and not my body,” she famously said on her recent, cheeky Super Bowl commercial promoting the reality show The Voice.
We want you for everything, Betty.
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Your Flick Chick