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TV Diary: Celebrating Betty White

Tuesday, February 5, 2013 - 12:01 am

The stars come out tonight to celebrate Betty White's 91st birthday. The NBC special, “Betty White's 2nd Annual 90th Birthday Special,” airs at 8 p.m. and features Blake Shelton, Bill Cosby, Whoopi Goldberg, Lily Tomlin, Valerie Bertinelli and Larry King.

White, who actually celebrated her 91st birthday on Jan. 17, is one of the most beloved comedians in the business. How much do you really know about her?

1. What is her birth name?

2. She married this game show host in 1963.

3. She played Rose Nylund on four TV shows. Can you name them?

4. White and Rue McClanahan starred together on which sitcom at the same time they were appearing on “The Golden Girls?”

5. What was her character name on “The Mary Tyler Moore Show?”

6. How many prime-time Emmy Awards has White received?

7. She plays Elka Ostrovsky on which current TV series?

8. She played Vickie Angel on which 1957 TV series?

9. She played Elizabeth on this 1953 TV series.

10. White refused to appear in which 1997 film when she objected to the treatment of the dog in the film?

Answers: 1. Betty Marion White. 2. Allen Ludden. 3. “The Golden Girls,” “The Golden Palace,” “Nurses” and “Empty Nest.” 4. “Mama's Family.” 5. Sue Ann Nivens, the Happy Homemaker. 6. Five. 7. “Hot in Cleveland.” 8. “Date with the Angels.” 9. “Life with Elizabeth.” 10. “As Good as It Gets.”