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Happy 100th Birthday Lucy

6 August 2011 7:45 AM, PDT | Women and Hollywood | See recent Women and Hollywood news »

Today is Lucy's 100th birthday. While she wasn't the first groundbreaking female TV star (that honor goes to Gertrude Berg, and if you want to learn about her see Yoo Hoo Mrs. Goldberg), she is the one most all of us have memories of because her show was constantly on in reruns. I remember watching Lucy all the time. And Lucy was the show that you could watch with your grandma and feel a connection with because she was remembering her and you were discovering her. Seeing Lucy on screen for the first time was revelatory. She just popped off… »

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Betty White as 'Hot' as ever with Emmys [Audio]

9 June 2011 11:51 AM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

Betty White cannot believe her recent run of luck, winning a fifth primetime Emmy last year for hosting "SNL" and being a strong contender this year for her supporting roles on the sitcom "Hot in Cleveland" and the telefilm The Lost Valentine." Chatting by phone with senior editors Rob Licuria and Chris Beachum she admitted, "I'm going to be 90 next January, and I'm blessed with good health for which I'm deeply grateful. To have all this good stuff happen, and I'm still having the same kind of fun I've had for the last 63 years in the business. You've got to taste that and appreciate it." White earned the first of her 16 Emmy bids back in 1951 for the laffer "Life with Elizabeth." She lost to Gertrude Berg who was reprising her radio role as Molly Golberg on "The Goldbergs." White went on to win back-to-back Comedy Supporting Actress for "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" (1975, 1976). White wa. »

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