Celebrating Betty White: America’s Golden Girl

"Celebrating Betty White: America's Golden Girl" Key Art (NBCUniversal)

Friends and stars will pay tribute to the late Betty White in the new NBC special, Celebrating Betty White: America’s Golden Girl.

During her career, White was known for being an animal activist as well as the star of various series, including The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Golden Girls, and Hot in Cleveland. The latter series only came following the renaissance that was kicked off with her scene-stealing role in 2009’s The Proposal, SAG Lifetime Achievement Award, and hosting Saturday Night Live over Mother’s Day weekend in May 2010.

Throughout the hour-long special co-stars, friends, admirers, and those who shared moments with the late actress will recount their favorite memories and reveal untold stories to commemorate White’s life and legacy. As is the usual case for these specials, we’ll also see clips and never-before-seen footage that best capture Betty White as we knew her.

The special comes one month to the date since White passed away on December 31, 2021. Celebrating Betty White: America’s Golden Girl is from Emmy Award-winning Brad Lachman Productions and is executive produced by Brad Lachman and Bill Bracken, and produced by Matt Lachman.

Announced celebrity guests include the following:

  • President Joe Biden
  • Drew Barrymore
  • Valerie Bertinelli
  • Cher
  • Bryan Cranston
  • Ted Danson
  • Ellen DeGeneres
  • Jimmy Fallon
  • Tina Fey
  • Ana Gasteyer
  • Goldie Hawn
  • Vicki Lawrence
  • Jane Leeves
  • Jay Leno
  • Anthony Mackie
  • Wendie Malick
  • Joel McHale
  • Tracy Morgan
  • Jean Smart
  • Mary Steenburgen

Celebrating Betty White: America’s Golden Girl airs January 31, 2022 on NBC at 10 PM ET and will be streaming February 1 on Peacock.

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Danielle Solzman

Danielle Solzman is native of Louisville, KY, and holds a BA in Public Relations from Northern Kentucky University and a MA in Media Communications from Webster University. She roots for her beloved Kentucky Wildcats, St. Louis Cardinals, Indianapolis Colts, and Boston Celtics. Living less than a mile away from Wrigley Field in Chicago, she is an active reader (sports/entertainment/history/biographies/select fiction) and involved with the Chicago improv scene. She also sees many movies and reviews them. She has previously written for Redbird Rants, Wildcat Blue Nation, and Hidden Remote/Flicksided. From April 2016 through May 2017, her film reviews can be found on Creators.