Betty White knew just how she wanted to be remembered.
“Warmly,” she told Parade in 2018. “I hope they bear in mind some thing humorous. I hope they remember a chuckle.”
For the Tv legend, who handed away Dec. 31 at the age of 99—just weeks shy of her 100th birthday Jan. 17—it was generally about the laughter. With a groundbreaking career that spanned extra than 80 years (the longest of any small screen entertainer) she was possibly the steadiest company of that individual panacea the marketplace has at any time acknowledged. And so, with 3 iconic roles serving as tentpoles of a stacked resume, all brought to lifestyle by a temperament more beloved than any of them, White experienced cemented her legacy prolonged in advance of she still left us.
It really is there in the steady syndication of The Golden Women—she performed to perfection the naïve Rose Nylund—nearly 30 a long time right after the sequence went off the air. It is there in the memory of her, at 88, getting to be the oldest person to at any time host Saturday Night Are living thanks to a Facebook marketing campaign backed by just about 500,000 fans.