Betty White’s 1977 Cadillac Seville Nicknamed ‘Parakeet’ Is a Classic American Ride

by Chase Thomas

Betty White was an iconic figure in show business. The late actor was a star both on and off-screen for so many decades. Her warmth and talent remained steadfast over the years, which is why so many fans and colleagues have taken to social media to publicly mourn her passing in recent days. A lot is known about Betty White, but did you know her 1977 Cadillac Seville is nicknamed ‘Parakeet and is a classic American ride, Outsiders?

Well, it is. The car was a gift given to her by her husband at the time. She reportedly drove it for almost a quarter of a century. After many years of driving the car, though, Betty White moved on from the car, but for just one of the best reasons. In an effort to raise money for the Los Angeles Humane Society, she donated it.

Clearly, the car had a big impact on her as she wrote a beautiful note about the American-made car. She wrote, “I loved that car so much and it was tough to part with,” she wrote. Betty White continued, “I’m so glad to know where he is and that he’s in good condition. Please give him my love.”

Betty White Quotes

Betty White was known for a variety of reasons. She soared in The Golden Girls, yes, but it was also everything she did after the show concluded, too. She was so endearing to so many folks for so long. Her warmth and positivity and advice were always appreciated over the years.

She once said, “Animals don’t lie. Animals don’t criticize. If animals have moody days, they handle them better than humans do.” A well-known animal lover, Betty White was right here. Animals, especially dogs are who they are and have this unending loyalty to their owners. This is part of the reason they remain so popular with folks.

On aging, Betty White said, “Best thing about being in your 90s is you’re spoiled rotten. Everybody spoils you like mad and they treat you with such respect because you’re old. Little do they know, you haven’t changed. You haven’t changed [in the brain]. You’re just 90 every place else. Now that I’m 91, as opposed to being 90, I’m much wiser. I’m much more aware, and I’m much sexier.”

Betty White took aging in stride. It was just another step in the process and she had a great attitude about it. She enjoyed how things changed for her in her 90s. She enjoyed the difference in how folks saw her and treated her. Her reminder, though, is that even though folks may look different as they grow older, folks don’t change in their brain and still feel as though they are a lot younger.

Betty White was 99-years-old.