Betty White: Bob Newhart, more celebrities react to TV icon’s death
Betty White’s passing has made waves in Hollywood.
News broke on Friday that the television icon had passed away at the age of 99.
She was known for her decades-long career on the small screen with several notable film roles and had been a fan favorite throughout.
Celebrities after news of White’s death shared memories, grief and condolences
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âBetty White was an eyewitness to my first stand-up on national television,â Bob Newhart said in a statement to Fox News Digital via his rep. “I had the honor of working with Betty on the ‘Bob’ series and the ‘Hot In Cleveland’ finale.”
âBetty was a regular on the Jack Paar late night show, and in 1960 she was there when I did my first stand-up on national television,â he continued. âBetty practically invented television and was a total pro. We lost a giant today.â
Carol Burnett said in a statement, “I loved Betty very much. The world lost one in a million.”
âTo the glorious, ethical, funny and just plain fantastic Betty White,â said Oscar winner George Chakiris. “She was a blessing! May we all follow her example and in her footsteps for a better world!”
âBetty was pure joy, light and positivity. She was a loving mentor,â said âETâ star Dee Wallace.
Jamie Farr of ‘MASH’ said: “One of the highlights of my 67 year career has been working with the brilliant Betty White. She has done it all and has always been at her best. Now she is back. with his beloved Allen. “
Hank Garrett recalls working with White on fundraising for animals.
âShe was so sweet and treated everyone so warm,â Garrett said. “She made you feel like you’ve known her your whole life. She made me and everyone she knew feel like stars.”
Lucie Arnaz remembered White as “one of the great ladies”.
âSassy. Sexy. Super smart,â Arnaz said. âWe met through our mutual concern for the treatment of furry four-legged friends and created Actors and Others For Animals. She introduced herself. She was a class act. She adored her husband, her job. and it was a privilege to call her my friend. “
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“What an exceptional life”, Ellen DeGeneres tweeted. “I’m grateful for every second I was able to spend with Betty White. I send love to her family, her friends and all of us.”
âAll of you, with the passing of #BettyWhite, we lost one of the best humans ever! ” LaVar Burton added.
âI was fortunate enough to meet Betty White many years ago. A very gracious and amazing lady,â wrote Kevin Sorbo. “Rest in peace.”
“Our national treasure, Betty White, passed away just before her 100th birthday,” said George Takei. “Our beloved Sue Ann Nivens, Rose Nylund, has joined the heavens to delight the stars with her inimitable style, humor and charm. A great loss to all of us. She will be sadly missed.”
Rich Little has said that White will be “sorely missed”.
âI was honored to have Betty on my show in the 1970s,â Little said. “I think it was the best show we’ve ever done. She was an amazing woman, a bundle of energy and a wonderful sense of humor. Betty was loved by everyone.”
Bob Bergen remembered White as “a golden girl”.
âAs governor of the Performers Peer Group at Television Academy, I have had the pleasure of meeting Betty White a few times over the years,â said Bergen. âShe was never disappointed, because she was exactly what you expected of her. As sad as this loss is to our industry and its fans, we should all be celebrating the life, the laughs and the memories that will survive in them. reruns for generations to come. She was truly a golden girl. “
said Andy Cohen: “Tonight we’ll be raising A LOT of Betty White’s WONDERFUL heritage glasses !!!”
Kathy Griffin posted a long tribute on Twitter, recalling her meeting with White during the star’s guest spot on “Suddenly Susan”.
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âI accidentally parked in her parking spot that day. She walks in, screams from the back of the soundstage for everyone to hear ‘Where is that redhead bitch who stole my parking spot ??? ‘ SWOON A friendship is born.
“OMG America’s favorite !!” Katharine McPhee posted on her Instagram Story alongside a photo of the actress. “RIP my sweet Betty.”
“So sad to hear of the passing of Betty White”, Reese Witherspoon tweeted. “I loved watching his characters who brought me so much joy. Thank you, Betty, for making us all laugh!”
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Said ValÃ©rie Bertinelli: “Rest in peace, sweet Betty. My God, how bright the sky must be right now.”
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“What an incredible life …” Mario Lopez wrote next to a snapshot of him hugging White. “RIP Betty White.”