Happy Birthday, Betty White

17 Jan

Betty_White_2010Happy Birthday, Betty White.  White, a National Treasure, turns 93 today.  In addition to her animal rights activism and her long successful career in film and television, she is also a proponent of equal rights for the LGBT community. White  was quoted: “Gays love old ladies. I don’t care who anybody sleeps with. If a couple has been together all that time—and there are gay relationships that are more solid than some heterosexual ones—I think it’s fine if they want to get married.”  Her character of Sue Ann Nivens, the Happy Homemaker, on Mary Tyler Moore was one of my favorite roles of White’s.  And what gay man did not watch White in the Golden Girls? Currently, I am enjoying watching Betty White as Elke Ostrovsky on Hot In Cleveland.

Of course, I love White’s fight against misogyny with her comment:

Why do people say “Grow some balls?”  Balls are weak and sensitive!  If you really wanna get tough, grow a vagina! Those things take a pounding!

Brava, to our much beloved Betty White. Of course, for me she will always be the ever charming Sue Ann Nivens. Here is our Sue Ann as a “Tawny Beast.”

8 Responses to “Happy Birthday, Betty White”

  1. Central Oregon Coast NOW January 17, 2015 at 10:16 am #

    Reblogged this on Central Oregon Coast NOW.

  2. Bob January 17, 2015 at 10:29 am #

    Agreed! Great article!

  3. carolahand January 17, 2015 at 10:41 am #

    Michael, this is such a lovely tribute to a charming actor and impressive advocate.

  4. stephenpaulyoder January 18, 2015 at 9:36 pm #

    …and boy couldn’t the world a lot more fun/funny people like her to keep us all laughing! Wonderful…

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