Everyone Loves Betty White
I spoke with Betty White just after she was recently honored by the Morris Animal Foundation for over 40 years of devotion as a member of their Board of Directors.
Highlights of my interview with Betty White are seen in a video, and here’s my print story with Betty White from my Tribune Media Services column. Here’s what it was like, Betty getting teary-eyed, receiving the award from Dr. Susan Olson of the Morris Animal Foundation.
Here are little tidbits you can get only here –
- On the Facebook Fan page drive to get Betty on Saturday Night Live she told me, “I heard of Facebook, but it’s nothing I use. And I knew about this because people told. Maybe I ought to sign for Facebook now?
- On the honor from the Morris Animal Foundation, before she walked on stage to receive her award she turned to someone else seated at her table and remarked, “Now this one is big.” While the SAG award was certainly thrilled Betty, she said,”Receiving the Morris Animal Foundation honor with animal people surrounding her, “One of the greatest thrills of my life.”
- -When she saw me walk into her hotel suite to do the interview she hugged me and said, “We talk so often, we’re practically family. Us animal people have to stick together, you know.”
- -From another Morris Animal Foundation Board member, “Betty isn’t just a celebrity Board member, she always has come to meetings prepared. And she is actually very smart about animal issues. Most people know she cares. And she does care. But they don’t know how smart she is.”