Betty White: How she avoided ‘a personality problem’

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Ever wondered if the golden age of the TV sitcom didn’t come and go, so many decades ago? Perhaps Betty White is just looking to prove a point.

The 90-year-old actress, who has been nominated for Emmys, Golden Globes and Grammys, was featured on movie review show “Awards Chatter” on Vulture, talking about her career in television and beyond.

At one point, the interviewer asked what she wished “someone in the business would have thought when you started.”

“I think they thought this would never end — and some would even say it was never going to end,” said White. “Even though I did a couple of short-lived shows, they didn’t see it that way. So at 90, I’m delighted to look back on the richness of the last 60 years of my life.”

Does Betty White think she could repeat her sitcom success?

White added that she’s glad to have outlasted so many of her contemporaries, including Rosie O’Donnell, Roseanne Barr and Joan Rivers, who passed away just over a year ago.

“I’ve always said I’m old and young at the same time,” said White. “I don’t really have a legacy, because it was so much fun to do the things that I did. People appreciate that.”

She even responded to those who asked if she believed she could see herself in the body of a sitcom character again.

“You know, I never answer that because it always ends up with people thinking, ‘Oh, well, she has a personality problem because she won’t answer that,'” said White. “No, I do not have a personality problem. … The only thing I’m afraid of is being annoying.”

Maybe she’s convinced that too.

White, a model and actress, has appeared in nearly every television and movie since the 1950s and in 1977 became the first person to have her own talk show, “The Betty White Show.” She has more than 30 TV guest-hosting roles under her belt.

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