Hollywood Life: Betty White's Reaction to Good Friend and Fellow Actor Carl Reiner's Death at 98
This week, actor Carl Reiner sadly passed away at his home in Beverly Hills at the age of 98. His friend and fellow actor, Betty White, has since reacted to the news.
White, 98, and Reiner were co-stars on the series “Hot In Cleveland.” She recently gave a statement to “HollywoodLife,” about losing the actor whom she considered a friend.
CARL REINER's DEATH
She shared how “heartbroken” she was by his passing. The star and Reiner had been friends for decades and in a 2017, interview the late star confessed his love for White.
He kissed me on the mouth and not necessarily on-camera – Betty White
He said: “I loved this girl since I first saw her on ‘The Betty White Show.’” White hosted a 1954 talk show on NBC and a 1949 radio show, both with the same name.
Carl, you were way beyond funny and kind and we were all so lucky to have you in our lives. You were my comedy role model and inspiration. You stayed engaged, you spoke your truth and you always stood up for justice. A life well lived! Rest In Peace, my friend. 🙏🏼💔#carlreiner pic.twitter.com/1E4yD3egUY— Kevin Nealon (@kevin_nealon) July 1, 2020
MARRING CARL’S FRIEND
Reiner’s sitcom, “The Dick Van Dyke Show,” was instrumental in launching the actress’s career. The pair was destined to have a bond as White had been married to Reiner’s friend, Allen Ludden.
REINER SUPPORTED WHITE’S UNION
The late actor’s friend had been his captain and commander when they were in the Pacific. When Ludden married White, Reiner confessed:
“When he married this lovely lady, I said, ‘What a match!’ I consider her my captain-in-law.”
ACTING AS A COUPLE
On “Hot In Cleveland,” White and Reiner acted like a couple. The late star once recalled a scene stating, “I actually kissed her on the mouth and enjoyed it,” with his co-star joking: “Not necessarily on camera.”
SOME OF CARL’S ACTING WORK
Last night my dad passed away. As I write this my heart is hurting. He was my guiding light.— Rob Reiner (@robreiner) June 30, 2020
REINER’S SON CONFIRMS DEATH
His death was confirmed on Twitter by his son, Rob Reiner, who directed “The Princess Bride." He described his late father as "my guiding light."