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She stirred the pot as the sex-crazed Sue Ann Nivens on The Mary Tyler Moore Show and always made us feel welcome at her kitchen table as The Golden Girls' sweetly naive Rose Nylund. Now, at 88 years young, Betty White is again Hollywood's "it" girl.
After more than 60 years in show business, Betty's big comeback began in 2009. Playing opposite Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds in The Proposal, Betty stole the show as a brutally honest, rain-dancing granny. In February 2010, she had Super Bowl viewers falling out of their seats as a sassy touch football player in the breakout commercial of the game.
A new generation of fans was born, and a massive Facebook campaign was launched to land Betty a Saturday Night Live hosting gig. Now, Betty's going where few octogenarians have gone before—she'll be taking the stage at SNLStudio 8H on May 8, 2010.
Betty says she's having a blast. "The silly part about everything is that I didn't know I'd been away, and then all of a sudden that Snickers commercial kind of turned a lot of other things on," she says. "Now I'm busier than I've ever been."