Fans around the world joined in mourning over television icon Betty White, who was best known for starring in shows like “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” and “The Golden Girls,” after she passed away on New Year’s Eve at the age of 99. One of Betty White’s former costars shared a personal story cementing Rose as the “goldenest” golden girl.
Don Cheadle Honors His “Golden Palace” Costar Betty White
Don Cheadle, who co-starred with White in “The Golden Girls” spinoff “The Golden Palace,”wrote a touching tribute to the late actress.
“Betty was the best of the best,” Cheadle wrote on Twitter. “When we were shooting scenes together it was difficult for the DP to get the lighting right between my chocolate and Betty’s White! She was either a ghost or I was the shadow. I came on set one day and Betty had darkened her make up/hair a bit in an attempt to accommodate for it.”
“Nobody asked her to do it. and that’s just one small example of her overflowing generosity,” he added. “My dogs thank her too. she gave us our veterinarian Reco who we still see to this day. She was the goldenest of them all and will be forever missed.”
an attempt to accommodate for it. nobody asked her to do it. and that's just one small example of her overflowing generosity. my dogs thank her too. she gave us our veterinarian reco who we still see to this day. she was the goldenest of them all and will be forever missed.? pic.twitter.com/9xjLNgJaX1
— Don" 't ask me google questions" Cheadle (@DonCheadle) January 1, 2022
“The Golden Palace” picked up where “The Golden Girls” left off, and it ran from 1992-1993, according to Daily Mail.
Here’s a fun throwback with the opening for “The Golden Palace” below.
Tributes Pour In For Betty White
Tribute have been pouring in for White from many of her other former co-stars as well, including from Sandra Bullock, who starred with her in the 2009 film The Proposal.
‘I don’t drink vodka … but I will tonight, on ice, with a slice of lemon with a hot dog on the other side and just be okay being sad,” Bullock told People Magazine, referring to a favorite food and drink combination of White’s. “I’ll have to buy some rose-colored glasses because Betty was that for all of us.”
White’s longtime agent Jeff Witjas also issued a statement honoring White.
“Even though Betty was about to be 100, I thought she would live forever,” he said. “I will miss her terribly and so will the animal world that she loved so much. I don’t think Betty ever feared passing because she always wanted to be with her most beloved husband Allen Ludden. She believed she would be with him again.”
100th Birthday Special
Betty White died December 31, 2021 – just seventeen days before her 100th birthday.
The beloved actress planned to celebrate her centennial birthday with a movie special that was set to run in theaters on January 17.
Thankfully, it’s been announced that “Betty White: 100 Years Young — A Birthday Celebration” will air as planned.
The special runs 1 hour, 40 minutes and features clips from some of her most famous roles, including “The Golden Girls,” hosting “Saturday Night Live,” “Hot in Cleveland,” “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” . There is even reportedly a lost episode from her early sitcom in the 1950s.
You can watch a trailer for “Betty White: 100 Years Young — A Birthday Celebration” below.
Rest In Peace, Betty White.