The national treasure we all knew and loved as Betty White passed away at the age of 99. She was an icon. Her legacy will live on through the many moments she impacted us all. From celebrities, politicians, and athletes, White was known for her kind heart and witty sense of humor. The former “Golden Girls” star also once appeared in a hilarious Super Bowl commercial in 2010.
The ad embodied everything we love about White. On a muddy football field, the players all taunt the actress for not playing well.
“You look like Betty White out there,” one player quips after the actress gets tackled on the field. Suddenly, a woman appears on the sidelines and tells the “Hot in Cleveland” star to have a bite of a Snickers bar. At this point, Betty White, with the power of the Snickers bar, transforms into a football player and heads back on the field.
Take a look at the hilarious video below to remember the funny moment.
Betty White’s Legacy
While Betty White is known most for her roles on “The Golden Girls” and “Hot in Cleveland,” she got her start in radio in the 1940s. She on programs like “This Is Your FBI,” “The Great Gildersleeve,” and “Blondie.” She entered the world of television in 1949 and never looked back.
The actress was also about to celebrate her 100th birthday on January 17.
“Even though Betty was about to be 100, I thought she would live forever,” her agent and close friend Jeff Witjas said according to PEOPLE in a statement on Friday. “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.”
The TV star also said, “I’m so lucky to be in such good health and feel so good at this age. It’s amazing.”
Further, throughout her lifetime Betty White earned several Lifetime Achievement Awards, Emmys, Screen Actors Guild awards, and even a Grammy. There isn’t much that she hadn’t achieved. But White’s legacy is perhaps most about her character rather than just her achievements. The woman was always cheerful and smiling.
She had an upbeat demeanor that flooded easily into the hearts of those she came into contact with.
As the news of her death spread, White’s former co-stars and friends shared sweet memories of the actress.
“She’d come on my show, [The Carol Burnett Show], and if there was a tinge of risqué humor in one of our sketches, she’d roll with it and make it even funnier and add a little wink to show that she was thinking of something sexy,” Carol Burnett shared. “She’s not a stand-up. She’s not a jokester. It’s the way she can twist a line to get a laugh.”