Betty White and the word "retire" don't go together. The word isn't even in her vocabulary, she says.
"Why should I retire from something I love doing? You can't get rid of me that way!" she tells TVGuide.com. "It's been 61 years. It doesn't seem that long, but I've been so lucky to kind of do a little of everything. How lucky can one person be?"
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Longevity in show business requires a little bit more than luck. White, who turned 88 on Jan. 17, is working more than ever these days, proving that her ...
Golden Girls star Rue McClanahan suffered a stroke while recovering from her November heart bypass surgery, E! News reported.
Doctors were able to successfully remove...
Golden Girls star Rue McClanahan is doing well after undergoing a cardial bypass, according to the actress' rep.
"She is doing absolutely great," McClanahan's rep told Access Hollywood. "She went for her physical the other day and her doctor didn't like what he found.... She was in great spirits when she went in for surgery yesterday. She's resting in a hospital in [New York] and she'll probably be out in a week."
The unexpected surgery forced McClanahan to cancel her appearance at a Nov. 14 tribute event in San Francisco. "My darlings, I'm just devastated that I am going to have to miss my own tribute at the Castro Theatre," McClanahan said in a statement to The Advocate, which first reported her hospitalization. "Unfortunately, my doctor has laid down the law, and I'm currently having some maintenance on the old ticker. Trust me, I'd much rather be in San Francisco having fun and being adored by all of you."
The event may be rescheduled...
The television academy has taken steps to remove Estelle Getty's 1988 Emmy from eBay, where it popped up last week.
"When the Emmy winner wins, they sign a form acknowledging the statue is a loan and [that they] can keep it as long as they desire. But if they part with it, they must ...
Betty White will be given the Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award at the 16th Annual SAG Awards.
White, 87, is best known for her work as Rose Nylund on The Golden Girls and Sue Ann Nivens on The Mary Tyler Moore Show. She's performed on radio and the big and small screen since the 1940s and is also a passionate animal activist.
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White's big break came in 1949 when ...
After being flooded with calls in support of a Memorial Day Golden Girls marathon tribute for Bea Arthur, Hallmark Channel has decided to give fans more of what they want. And sooner.
The network is kicking off the marathon over three days — from 7 to 9 pm/ET each day — beginning April 28. Executives have hand-picked the episodes, which they describe as the "best of Dorothy Zbornak."
The tribute will continue on Sunday, May 3 with wall-to-wall Golden Girls from 6 am/ET to 3 am/ET on May 4. The previously announced Memorial Day schedule (6:30 am/ET to 2:30 am/ET) will ...
Beatrice Arthur's friends and colleagues remembered the Emmy- and Tony-winning actress as a brave force in comedy whose talent and voice were one of a kind.
"I knew it would hurt, I just didn't know it would hurt this much," said Betty White, Arthur's Golden Girls costar. "I'm so happy that she ...
Beatrice Arthur, the star of the hit shows Maude and The Golden Girls, died Saturday at age 86.
Arthur died peacefully at her Los Angeles home early Saturday with her family at her side, a family spokesperson tells the Associated Press. The actress, who had cancer, would have turned 87 on May 13.
Arthur first portrayed the outspoken and liberal Maude Finley in the Norman Lear comedy series All in the Family. So much did she impress CBS executives that ...
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Legendary actress Estelle Getty died early Tuesday morning in her Hollywood Boulevard home at the age of 84, according to the AP. Getty, best known as the smart-mouthed Sicilian character Sophia Petrillo on the hit series The Golden Girls, had been suffering for years with dementia. The talented comedic actress struggled to achieve fame for 40 years, but her Golden role, which came in 1985, made Getty and her three co-stars (Bea Arthur, Rue McClanahan and Betty White) household names across the globe.The Lifetime Network, on Friday starting at noon, will air 10 Golden Girls episodes showcasing Getty's Sophia. Until then, watch the montage below for some of Getty's most memorable moments. Gina DiNunno
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Bob Newhart will be returning to the tube this summer in Herb's Murders, a two-hour original movie for the Hallmark Channel. Newhart will play a detective who, with the help of his police-officer daughter, investigates the killing of a publisher.Murders is but one of Hallmark's 30 original movies planned for release this year. Among the other projects are The Ride of Her Life, feauturing 7th Heaven's Stephen Collins, and Ladies of the House , which finds Pam Grier, Florence Henderson and Donna Mills working on a church-sponsored home-renovation project.For those who just can't get enough of funny old ladies, Hallmark also announced that it will begin airing The Golden Girls in March 2009. I've already begun counting the days! Adam Bryant