Recognizing an outstanding career.
With the 42nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards set to air next month, Soaps.com is very excited to announce that Betty White (ex-Ann Douglas, "The Bold and the Beautiful" 2006 to 2009) will be honored during the live telecast with this year's Lifetime Achievement Award by The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS).
"Betty White is an American institution," said Bob Mauro, President, NATAS. "Betty's career as a female pioneer has followed television from literally the beginning of the medium, winning her first Emmy Award in 1952, to the digital-streaming future, winning again in 2010. She is one of the most beloved female performers in the history of television and the National Academy is proud to be honoring her with a most well-deserved Lifetime Achievement Award."
"Betty White is the 'First Lady of Game Shows,'" said Senior Vice President, Daytime, David Michaels. "Betty was the darling of 'Password,' where she met the love of her life, Allen Ludden, and a favorite on 'Match Game,' 'The $25,000 Pyramid,' and countless others. She was the first woman to receive an Emmy Award for Outstanding Game Show Host in 1983 for the show, 'Just Men.' From her iconic dramatic turn as Ann Douglas on 'The Bold and the Beautiful,' to her classic sitcom performances, to her movies and books, Betty is a woman who has excelled in everything she has ever done. She is also one of the nicest women in show business and we are proud to be bestowing this honor on such an exemplary role model for our entire industry."
White has played Elka Ostrovsky on "Hot in Cleveland" since 2010, hosted her hidden camera show "Betty White's Off Their Rockers" and will always be remembered for her role as Rose Nylund on "The Golden Girls," not to mention numerous other roles throughout the years. She also guest-starred as a nurse on "Days of our Lives," as Brenda Barlowe on "Another World" and as a waitress on "Santa Barbara" in 1988.
Be sure to tune in to The POP Network to watch the show live from the Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank, California on Sunday April 26 at 8:00 PM.
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- Amy Mistretta