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Thursday, July 8, 2010
Betty White - Pin-Up Girl?
NEWEST PIN-UP GIRL
Betty White to Star in Her Own Calendar
Proceeds to Benefit The Morris Animal Foundation
New York, New York, July 7, 2010 - The 88-year-old Betty White
will be available all year long with THE BETTY WHITE CALENDAR, a 24/7 tribute to one of America's most beloved
actresses, comediennes, and winner of multiple Emmy
Awards. From her new hit television comedy - Hot in Cleveland (TV Land) - to her #1 Super Bowl commercial
(Snickers) with the not-dead Abe Vigoda - Betty
is classy, earthy and unassuming . She's also got
a fantastic sense of humor about
herself - and that's our idea of a centerfold!
The last surviving member of The Golden Girls cast -
Bea Arthur, Rue McClanahan and Estelle Getty died
between 2008 to 2010 - Betty White has also starred on Life with Elizabeth, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, and The Carol Burnett Show as well as Mama's Family, That 70s Show, Boston Legal and Malcolm in the Middle.
Deemed the "First Lady of Game Shows" by the
entertainment press, Betty appeared on What's My Line?, To Tellthe Truth, I've Got a Secret, Match Game,
and Password, among others, in the 60s, 70s, and 80s.
Earlier this year, Betty hosted Saturday Night Live after
a grassroots Facebook campaign called "Betty White to
Host SNL (Please)" attracted 500,000 fans
and Betty became their oldest host ever. Ratings
were SNL's highest since
2008 and a show hosted by Ben Affleck.
The Betty White Calendar 2011 is priced
at $12.99 and will go on sale in
Betty White has dedicated herself to improving
the lives of animals and this calendar is no
exception: All of Ms. White's proceeds will benefit
The Morris Animal Foundation based in Denver, Colorado. www.morrisanimalfoundation.org