Betty White needs no introduction. She is the ultimate Sister Resister. Her career began in the late 1930s with shows such as the Betty White Show and Hollywood on Television. These required unimaginable amount of ad libbing–up to 6 hours per day. She also starred in popular scripted shows, including some of our favorites the Mary Tyler Moore Show and Golden Girls. Betty was even a game show host of Just Men (what a name!!), long-time host of both the Tournament of Roses Parade and the Thanksgiving Macys’ Parade, and a guest many times on game shows and late night talk shows such as The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson.
Betty also lays claim to some pretty unique and impressive accomplishments. She holds the Guinness World Record for longest TV career of an entertainer. Betty was also the oldest person to ever host a Saturday Night Live episode following the Facebook write-in “Betty White to host SNL (please)” campaign. She continued to impress with her accomplishments and never really stopped or slowed down. In fact, she worked entertaining non-stop for nearly 80 years with a brief pause during WWII as a PX truck driver for the American Women’s Voluntary Services.
Betty White was truly a spectacular woman. One thing she credited for her longevity–a robust diet of hot dogs and vodka. While she didn’t specifically mention ice cream, we feel confident that ice cream is in league with Betty’s specified longevity diet. We have no doubt that she enjoyed a cone or two in her time. Raise a pint (of ice cream, of course) or a cone to Betty White! Drop us a line and let us know what flavor an ice cream named after Betty White should be?