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View Larger Image. Ask Seller a Question. Publisher: Doubleday, New York. Book Condition: Very Good-. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Discussing everything, from friendship, love, and anger, to romance, sex, loneliness, aging, and death, the television actress shares her thoughts and experiences of life. Calling herself a dedicated "closet writer," actress White, coauthor of Betty White's Pet Love, conveys an endearing zest for life, people and nature in short, ebullient commentaries on both serious and trivial topics that denote sensitivity and the ability to laugh at herself.
An ardent animal lover, she actively solicits support for zoos and conservation from her show-business friends. This book of reflections is free of professional pettiness, and she asserts that the Golden Girls actresses are as friendly off camera as on, and so were the Mary Tyler Moore cast members with whom she worked. White's pet peeves encompass sloppy diction, bathroom humor and mirrored sunglasses, and she expresses strong dislike for the blatant sex and voyeurism on today's screens and for "people who wear grief like a mantle.
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Email or phone notification is requested prior to return. Shipping costs are based on books weighing 2. If your book order is heavy or oversized, we may contact you to let you know extra shipping is required. List this Seller's Books. As both began their careers in , they'd be neck-and-neck for the title, were they not separated by gender. Even White can't remember the name of the show she made her screen debut on in But in an interview with Guinness Book of World Records, she recounted the life-changing event, saying, "I danced on an experimental TV show, the first on the west coast, in downtown Los Angeles.
Before she took off on television, White was working in theater, on radio, and as a model. Of that era, she told Cleveland Magazine , "It was a strange time and out of balance with everything. As a rare female producer, she developed the show alongside emerging writer-producer George Tibbles, who'd go on to work on such beloved shows as Dennis The Menace, Leave It To Beaver, and The Munsters.
Though the show is not remembered much today, in it did earn White her first Emmy nomination of 21 so far. Of these, she has won five times.
But that's not all. It was a decision that was heartbreaking for White, who told People , "On New Year's Day I just sat home feeling wretched, watching someone else do my parade. White and her first husband, Dick Barker, were married and divorced in the same year, After four months on Barker's rural Ohio chicken farm, White fled back to Los Angeles and her career as an entertainer. Soon after, she met agent Lane Allen, who became her husband in , and her ex-husband in after he pushed her to quit show biz.
Bubbly Betty was a regular on the game show circuit, but she met her match in when she was a celebrity guest on Password , hosted by Allen Ludden. Though White initially rebuffed Ludden's engagement ring he wore it around his neck until she changed her mind , the pair stayed together until his death in Producers of the series thought of White for the role of the ensemble's promiscuous party girl because she'd long played the lusty Sue Ann Nivens on The Mary Tyler Moore Show. Meanwhile, they eyed Rue McClanahan for the part of naive country bumpkin Rose Nylund because of her work as the sweet but dopey Vivian Harmon on Maude.
Director Jay Sandrich was worried about typecasting, so he asked the two to switch roles in the audition. And just like that, The Golden Girls history was made.
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This should come as little surprise to those aware of White's reputation as an avid animal lover and activist. Not only does she try to visit the local zoo of wherever she may travel, but also she's a supporter of the Farm Animal Reform Movement and Friends of Animals group, as well as a Los Angeles Zoo board member, who has donated "tens of thousands of dollars" over the past 40 years.
But the devoted animal lover was horrified by the scene where Jack Nicholson's curmudgeonly anti-hero pitches a small dog down the trash chute of his apartment building. On The Joy Behar Show White explained, "All I could think of was all the people out there watching that movie … and if there's a dog in the building that's barking or they don't like—boom! They do it. Brooks in hopes of having the scene cut.
Instead, he kept it and cast Shirley Knight in the role. At 88 years old, White set a new record. Her episode, for which many of the show's female alums returned, also won rave reviews, and gave the show's highest ratings in 18 months.
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White won her fifth Emmy for this performance. She was She also holds the record for the longest span between Emmy nominations, between her first and last so far. The key to aging gracefully has nothing to do with health food as far as White is concerned.
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If that's key, maybe she's preserved because of all the preservatives. She seems to exist on hot dogs and French fries. With all of the buzz surrounding Stranger Things and its successful third season, it's not surprising to hear that more and more actors want to get involved in the series.
Recently, Reese Witherspoon tweeted that she was ready to join the cast of the Netflix hit. So much love for these kiddos and their show. TBT Emmys pic. Witherspoon—who has a very full plate at the moment with the upcoming debut of The Morning Show , the Apple TV series she and Jennifer Aniston will star in and co-produce—was likely joking about the whole thing, but having another A-list celebrity on board for Stranger Things ' fourth season would certainly spark viewership.
Along with its talented up-and-coming actors, the Netflix show has seen appearances from the likes of Sean Astin, Cary Elwes, and Jake Busey, not to mention one of its stars, Oscar nominee Winona Ryder. While fans would likely love to see Witherspoon take on a role in Stranger Things , we'll be patiently waiting to see if a fourth season is even announced before we get our hopes up. Twenty years ago, one of the most influential, acclaimed, and quoted TV shows of all time aired its series premiere on NBC.
Even now, 20 years after it arrived, The West Wing remains a binge-worthy fan favorite, and has earned its place among the greatest television series of all time. So there were these tiny shards of ideas and one of them, about Cuban refugees, I was able to spin into a pilot. Network executives were hesitant, fearing that no one would watch a show about politicians.
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So the show was delayed for a year. Though NBC agreed to make The West Wing after seeing Sports Night , executives remained nervous about the series in its early stages, and offered up a number of interesting notes that Wells and Sorkin ultimately resisted. Sorkin and Wells also chose not to do that. At one point in the process, though, there was concern over whether or not Lowe would actually sign on to the show. The network asked the creators to begin looking at other actors to play Sam, and Whitford found himself suddenly in consideration to play the best friend of the character who was written for him.
I'm not the guy with the hooker, I'm the guy bashing the Christian right! Janel Moloney originally read for the role of C. Cregg during The West Wing audition process. He liked the chemistry between the two characters so much that he just never stopped.