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White Gold

She's Hot in Cleveland and around the world. Everything she does strikes gold. Betty White, pet ally, fittingly graces our 50th issue cover.
By Arden Moore, Editor at Large
Photography iStock/Jbrizendine (Small Dog)

GOODNESS, SOMEWHERE in the dictionary next to the term “golden” should be a Betty White reference. Beloved as the lone survivor of television classic sitcom, The Golden Girls, she shares her home with a Golden Retriever named Pontiac in the Golden State of California.

For nearly 65 years, she has delighted television audiences with golden moments as characters named Sue Ann Nivens, Rose Nylund and today as Hot in Cleveland’s Elka Ostrovsky. Far from the Hollywood red carpets, she has championed the cause of companion animals and wildlife as president emeritus of the Morris Animal Foundation and trustee with the Los Angeles Zoo—she is still a trustee and will celebrate 40 continuous years on the board this June. She has happily spent a lifetime plucking pet hair off her clothes and sharing her sofa with a lap cat or a snoozing canine.

But trying to conduct a sit-down interview with America’s Ageless It Girl these days is as challenging as trying to teach a nectarhungry hummingbird how to sit and stay. At 89 years young, Betty White is picking up speed, not slowing down.

“I’m the luckiest broad on two feet,” explains White in a quick comment obtained for this story…

 


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