Betty White deserves every bit of her success
Betty White is the last remaining Golden Girl. I didn't realize this until I read her latest memoir (I believe it's the sixth). This made me sad, but happy, too, that Betty is still acting and doing what she loves best at 90! I hope that I'm able to say the same at that age. Wow.
This memoir picks up right around the time Betty's popularity in Hollywood began to soar again. She reflects on filming the 2009 blockbuster feature film The Proposal with Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds, her 2010 and 2011 Emmys for Outstanding Guest/Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for Saturday Night Live and Hot in Cleveland and what it is like to be able to pick and choose the roles offered to you without the worry of where your next paycheck is coming from. She writes of her Hollywood relationships and adventures on the red carpet, answering fan mail and the chemistry of casting.
Betty also fills the reader in on her early days in the business, literally, from the earliest days of television. She touches on her career longevity in a fickle business and shares stories from on set. She's had a fascinating career and worked with so many greats; it's really fun to read about.
And as many already know, a love of animals motivates Betty in her personal as well as professional life. She has worked tirelessly with the Los Angeles Zoo Commission and the Morris Animal Foundation for more than 40 years and was recently made an honorary USDA Forest Ranger. Her chapters on her love for and work with animals from a young age are my favorites.
If you're curious about more on this, check out Betty & Friends: My Life at the Zoo, Betty's new book of humorous stories about her work with zoo animals.