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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • CARNAVAL EN LA HABANA, 1941

Lovely Betty: 1952

Lovely Betty: 1952

Los Angeles circa 1952. "Actress Betty White rehearsing and performing on her local Los Angeles daytime television show. White ice skating; on a date at a nightclub; at home with her dogs and in her garden; driving her convertible." Photos by Maurice Terrell and Earl Theisen for Look magazine. View full size.

Levity Longevity

I wonder if she could have imagined then that more than 60 years later she'd still be packing them in (and rolling them in the aisles)?

A national treasure

A number of today's 'actresses' could learn an awful lot about skill and professionalism from this amazing woman.

I can only hope

I want to be Betty when I grow up.

WOW

Pretty girls tag is right. Nuf said, nudge nudge wink wink.

 
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