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Betty White Speaks up about the 'Golden Girls' Cast in a Recent Interview — See What She Had to Say

Manuela Cardiga
Aug 01, 2020
11:00 P.M.

Betty White opened up in an about missing her "The Golden Girls," castmates Beatrice Arthur, Rue McClanahan, and Estelle Getty.

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Beloved veteran actress Betty White, 98 opened up in an interview about working on the NBC hit sitcom "The Golden Girls."

White confessed that above all, she misses her castmates and dear friends, Beatrice Arthur, Rue McClanahan, and Estelle Getty, all sadly deceased.

Her role in "The Golden Girls" earned White a grand total of seven Emmy nominations and one of the coveted golden statuettes as Outstanding Lead Actress in a comedy series

Betty White, Rue McClanahan and Bea Arthur at the DVD release party for "The Golden Girls" in 2004 in Los Angeles | Source: Getty Images

Betty White, Rue McClanahan and Bea Arthur at the DVD release party for "The Golden Girls" in 2004 in Los Angeles | Source: Getty Images

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CELEBRATING "GOLDEN GIRLS" DAY

ABC Studios proclaimed July 30 as “Golden Girls Day,” a tribute to one of the network's best-loved sitcom to coincide with National Cheesecake Day, the treat around which the "girls" always gathered to solve their problems.

On that momentous day, White, the sole surviving member of the cast opened up about her the joy of playing ditzy blond Rose Nylund. She said:

"It was always great fun shooting each episode. [I] truly miss everyone involved."

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Her role in "The Golden Girls" earned White a grand total of seven Emmy nominations and one of the coveted golden statuettes as Outstanding Lead Actress in a comedy series in 1986. White, with a career that started in 1939, has received a grand total of 22 Emmy nomination, and eight Emmys, in addition to a Grammy, and three American Comedy Awards - among many others.

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White, who was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and is an inductee in the Television Hall of Fame, has worked with some of the most remarkable comedic talents in television history, including close friends Lucille Ball, Mary Tyler Moore, and Carol Burnett.

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UNSTOPPABLE BETTY WHITE

Even though she's close to 100, White is still working and is to start shooting a new Christmas movie for Lifetime Channel. She quipped:

“I’m just gonna quit while I’m ahead. It’s incredible you can stay in a career this long and still have people put up with you.”

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White's verve and professional longevity has prompted "Jeopardy" host Alex Trebek, 80, who is retiring after 36 years due to pancreatic cancer to jokingly suggest White as his successor:

"I say, 'Betty White,' because they want somebody younger, somebody funnier."

Younger and funnier is right...Long may Betty White be among us to celebrate "Golden Girls" day, and to inspire us with her sweetness and her humor.

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