96 YEAR OLD BETTY WHITE CRACKS UP AUDIENCE IN SPEECH AT EMMY AWARDS

Sep 18, 2018

By Jane Brown

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Betty White has proven once again why she is unstoppable.

LOS ANGELES, CA – SEPTEMBER 17: (L-R) Betty White, Kate McKinnon, and Alec Baldwin speak onstage during the 70th Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

During Monday night’s Emmy Awards, the 96 year old actress and comedian was honoured for her more than 80 years in show business.

“Somebody said something the other day about first lady of television, and I took it as a big compliment,” White said. “Then came the punchline, ‘And then I heard her talking to her daughter a little later, and she said, ‘first lady, she’s that old. She was the first one way back.'”

Betty got the crowd laughing again with a joke about Saturday Night Live creator Lorne Michaels.

“I want to thank Lorne Michaels, not only this tonight but all the wonderful things he has done with me, no for me,” White quipped. “All I can say is it’s such a blessed business to be in and how lucky can be I be and how much I say thank you to each and every one of you.”

White has starred on hit shows like The Mary Tyler Moore Show and The Golden Girls and most recently in Hot in Cleveland.

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