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Betty White: Hot at the Emmys again ... and again [audio]

June 9, 2011 |  7:00 am

Betty White

Betty White has so many Emmys (seven) that she's now within striking distance of catching up with her past "Mary Tyler Moore" costar Cloris Leachman, who reigns as the monarch of TV's top award with eight.

"I have to catch up!" she said in our podcast chat. "We can't have Cloris ahead of me, can we?"

Actually, Betty White can not only catch up with Leachman, but she could surpass her this year since White is on the Emmy ballot twice: in the races for supporting comedy actress ("Hot in Cleveland") and supporting actress in a TV movie/miniseries (Hallmark Hall of Fame's "The Lost Valentine").

In the movie/mini race, she faces tough competition from the likes of Evan Rachel Wood ("Mildred Pierce"), but White has a very good shot at winning for "Hot in Cleveland," which has helped to rev up her career even more at age 89. So did receiving that Emmy last year for hosting "Saturday Night Live" plus the special career achievement award she received from the Screen Actors Guild.

White and I discuss her much-awarded career in our podcast chat. Click on the right-pointing arrow below to listen in.

— Tom O'Neil

Photo: TV Land

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