Can you believe the fabulous Betty White turns 90 on January 17? She's had an extraordinary life filled with loves, family, famous costars, friends and animals. Some of them paid homage to her on January 16 during the TV special "Betty White's 90th Birthday: A Tribute to America's Golden Girl." Just some of those who honored her include Amy Poehler, Carol Burnett, Mary Tyler Moore and Hugh Jackman as well as her "Hot in Cleveland" costars. If you missed the special, there were some moments that stood out.
Zachary Levi proposes
The "Chuck" star got down on one knee, pulled out a ring and a prenup and asked for the Golden Girls' hand in marriage. He also explained how he would need an answer soon or else he would go with his backup option - Carol Burnett. She then tells him to forget about those other women and plants one on him. He jumped up, pumped his fist in the air and proudly announced that he "just kissed Betty White." The actor was so excited he even tweeted about it.
Carol Burnett and Mary Tyler Moore
Although plenty of stars paid tribute, it's these two wonderful women that stood out (after the birthday girl herself, of course). Long-time friends of hers, they're still funny, charming and have incredible stage presence. It was wonderful to hear them reminisce and talk so fondly about her. They were certainly two of the best parts of the show.
It was hard not to burst out laughing every time they showed a clip whether it was from "Golden Girls" or "Mary Tyler Moore." One particular clip was when she did a skit on Johnny Carson. He was dressed as Adam, she as Eve, and she demanded to be compensated for their time together. She's worked with so many legendary stars and has certainly become one in her own right.
Song and dance number
A group of men came out dressed in tuxedos and proceeded to dance around and serenade the actress. After they surrounded her table, two of the gentleman walked her up on stage and continued their number before they fell at her feet.
What are some of your favorite Betty White TV memories?
- Arts & Entertainment
- Arts & Entertainment/People/Celebrity
- Carol Burnett
- Mary Tyler Moore
- Betty White
- Zachary Levi
- Amy Poehler
- Hugh Jackman