Betty White has been on television for over sixty years, beginning in 1949. She has starred in many successful series, made numerous guest appearances on game and talk shows, and narrated the Tournament of Roses Parade for twenty years and the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade for ten. White has received six Emmy awards and eighteen Emmy nominations. In 2010 she was presented with the Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award. She is also the recipient of three American Comedy Awards (including a Lifetime Achievement Award in 1990), and two Viewers for Quality Television Awards. She was inducted into the Television Hall of Fame in 1995 and has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. She is the author of three previous books and lives in Los Angeles.
At 89, actress White is enjoying a resurgence in popularity unheard of for most women in her profession. In this anecdote-laden 1996 memoir available for the first time on audio, she tracks her long career in television, from Hollywood on Television to The Golden Girls, also reflecting on her marriage to game-show host Allen Ludden and her charity work. Though this abridged-only audio is not as detailed as many might hope, White's growing fan base is sure to enjoy it, especially as read by the actress, whose timing is impeccable. Recommended for public libraries. [An "entertaining and insightful autobiography," read the review of the Scribner hc, LJ 8/95; White's next memoir, If You Ask Me, will publish in May 2011.-Ed.]-Phillip Oliver, Univ. of North Alabama Lib., Florence (c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
[An] entertaining and insightful autobiography. White's love of
friends, family, work, and animals comes shining through these
pages, as does her high-energy pleasant personality."
"A chatty, readable account...with inspiring cheerfulness." --The New York Times