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Betty White to receive SAG lifetime award

15 September 2009 9:07 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Betty White, who has spent six decades as a comforting television presence, will be honored with the Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award at the 16th annual SAG Awards on Jan. 23.

White is best known for her roles as the deceptively sweet Sue Ann Nivens on "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" and the sweetly naive Rose Nylund on "The Golden Girls." She has also made her mark as a passionate animal activist.

At 87, she remains continually active. She most recently appeared on the big screen in "The Proposal" as Sandra Bullock's grandmother; she is part of the voice cast of Hayao Miyazaki's animated "Ponyo"; and is currently filming Disney's "You Again," starring Kristen Bell.

"Whether creating some of television's most indelible characters, plunging into film roles with joyous gusto or perfecting the art of the quip as a television panelist and host, Betty White has entertained audiences with »

- By Gregg Kilday

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