If 2016 taught us nothing else, it is to fully appreciate our national treasures -- and there isn't one more valuable than Miss Betty White. I grew up loving Betty as Sue Ann Nivens, WJM's "Happy Homemaker," on "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" (video below has some of her finest moments!) and via countless game-show appearances -- fans of a certain age will remember Alan Ludden of "Password" was her hubby from 1963 until his death in 1981) -- only to see her become an even bigger star on "The Golden Girls."
Still, it wasn't until "Hot in Cleveland" that I fully appreciated just how talented this woman is -- I don't think I was alone as the whole Betty White Should Host "Saturday Night Live" campaign around the same time -- with just the slightest raise of a brow sending me into stitches. I don't think I'm overstating things to say our lives would be far less fun without her in it. Happy birthday, Betty -- and many, many more. xo
UPDATE: Katie Couric caught up with Betty and she's as sassy as ever!