For this week’s Femme Fatale Friday I have chosen to do a different kind of post. While I will be talking about another powerful and inspiring female, I will not focus on just what makes her strong or her life story. I have chosen to do a bit of a tribute and discussion on what Betty White’s passing one week ago meant to the world of entertainment and to all of her many fans!
So this is going to be less of a linear story and more about feelings I felt, and I know legions of others that are missing her also felt at the traumatic news of her death! I know that she was just eighteen days from turning 100 years old, but it truly felt like she would always be there. Her energy was so vibrant and lively, and she was such a positive and warm soul. She always seemed more alive than some other people, and every time a great legend of Hollywood died we felt comfort at the fact that Betty White was still with us!
I grew up as a young girl watching re-runs of old sitcoms, and I have always been a huge old film buff. It was through this that I met Betty White. I saw her on The Mary Tyler Moore Show and adored her on The Golden Girls! It was really the latter that gained her the status of an icon (where literally everyone knew her and adored her) as she played the dim-witted, but lovable Rose!
In the 21st century she went through a renaissance in popularity. She was acting in big Hollywood films, guest starring on television shows, and in 2010 she became the reason I decided to watch a new show titled Hot in Cleveland. A new generation got to fall in love with her acting and this very lovable woman! It was always a treat to get to see Betty White in anything that she was in, even if it came as a surprise guest appearance (like in Young and Hungry). In films like The Proposal and You Again she stole the show in every scene she was in!
We can go on to comfort ourselves by knowing that she left behind a huge legacy of beloved roles. We can still watch her in all her brilliance in all of her characters from television and film. I also feel that she is at peace being able to finally be reunited with her beloved husband who passed away decades ago! That is a comforting thought, that even though we lost her, she is finally with the love of her life again! I truly hope Betty is Resting in Peace, and knows she will forever be remembered and loved.
I hope that you have enjoyed this short Femme Fatale Friday tribute to the late, great Betty White! Please join me next week for the regular Femme Fatale Friday content. Let me know your thoughts in the comments below!
Note on Image: The image at the top of the post is Betty in her younger and older years. I found the image on https://nypost.com/2021/12/31/fans-convinced-betty-whites-death-is-a-hoax/.
- The Mary Tyler Moore Show (1970-1977)
- The Golden Girls (1985-1992)
- Hot in Cleveland (2010-2015)
- Young & Hungry (2014-2018)
- The Proposal (2009)
- You Again (2010)