Betty White, the quick-witted comedienne whose ribald humor as showcased on ‘The Mary Tyler Moore Show,’ ‘The Golden Girls’ and ‘Hot in Cleveland’ made her America’s ageless darling, died on New Years’ Eve. She was 99.
The beloved five-time Emmy Award winner and animal advocate, whose career reached another level after she became an octogenarian, died overnight Thursday into Friday at her Brentwood home, her APA agent and close friend Jeff Witjas told The Hollywood Reporter.
John Rothmann remembers the wonderful Betty White with Jan Wahl. Listen below to hear Rothmann share insight on Betty’s life and some of her sage advice.
Betty’s top tips for living well:
- Never take a friendship for granted
- Mind your own business
- Don’t be afraid to create your own definition of “healthy”
- Find a way to leave a mark
- Always make time to pursue your passions
- Finding love isn’t easy
- Chivalry is a disappearing quality and it is one worth saving
- Integrity is not an innate quality
- There’s no right or wrong way to deal with grief
- Never underestimate the power of maintaining a sense of humor
- To tell a dirty joke you must first understand the art behind it
- Gravity is inevitable
- Keep an open mind and always stay curious
- Longevity is a privilege
- Always be able to look yourself in the mirror
- Regrets are a waste of time
- Age is just a number
- Sleep is overrated
- Every day is a gift