Betty White passed away at age 99 on Christmas eve day just a few days short of her 100 years birthday?
It was the year 1987 when I moved from Windsor ,Ontario- Canada to work In California . In 1988 my boss was Dr Bakest, a vascular surgeon who also run a diagnostic imaging department in palm spring, palm desert and Indio California. It was the time when Sonny Bono was the mayor of palm spring , wonderful years . One of our clients was Bob Hope himself. He knew my boss and played golf with him so he used to come to our clinic and have his carotid ultrasound checked with myself and my boss.
It was a weekend in the summer of 1988 when my phone rang. We didn’t have any cell phones back then, so I answered .
My boss was on and asked me to prepare the ultrasound machine as we were supposed to go to a VIP house. Who I asked.
Keep it confidential and don’t bring your camera , you will find out. My boss said,
When we arrived at a nice house in Palm spring , my boss rang the doorbell .
The person who opened the door was Betty White……wow I said to myself
I stood by the door with my mouth open and dropped my jaw and was looking at her with an amazing surprise…. Couldn’t believe my eyes that I would one day meet the Golden girl lady, Then my Boss snapped his fingers in my face and said, stevo, stevo , wake up……he used to call me Stevo.
Then Betty white replied , I have that effect on men. and we all laughed .
May God bless you Betty White, You gave me great inspiration and the story goes on when we entered her house…It was the greatest memory in my life after meeting Bob hope.
Betty White began her television career in the late 1930s. She starred on Life with Elizabeth in the 1950s and maintained her popularity as a TV personality through appearances on talk, game and variety shows. Following a lengthy run on The Mary Tyler Moore Show in the 1970s, White co-starred in another popular sitcom the following decade with the launch of The Golden Girls. Her success carried into her 80s and then her 90s, White joined the cast of Hot in Cleveland in 2010 and that year also became the oldest host of Saturday Night Live, after a Facebook-fueled effort to get her on the show.
Comedic actress Betty Marion White Ludden was born on January 17, 1922, in Oak Park, Illinois. She grew up as the only child of Horace and Tess White, an electrical engineer and a homemaker. When she was 2, she moved to Los Angeles with her family.
White got her start working as an assistant at a local television station. In the early 1950s, she launched her first television series, Life with Elizabeth, which she developed with George Tibbles. “He wrote and I produced,” White explained to The Hollywood Reporter. “I was one of the first women producers in Hollywood.” The show’s premise came from a sketch she had done previously on local television.
Continuing to work in television, White made guest appearances on such shows as The United States Steel Hour and Petticoat Junction. She was also a favorite of talk-show host Jack Paar, who often had her on the Tonight Show, and she made regular appearances on game shows such as Password. She met her third husband, Allen Ludden, on that show in 1961.
Steve Ramsey, PhD.