Betty White turned 94 this past January. You might say she’s been around since before “sliced bread”. I remember watching her back in the early 70’s as Sue Ann Nevins on “The Mary Tyler Moore Show”. I enjoyed her insulting and funny exchanges with Gavin MacLeod who played Murray. Betty has always been a tremendous actress, but unfortunately time catches up with us all.
Beloved Golden Girls actress, Betty White, was rumored to have forgotten her lines while on set recently, an understandable occurrence for even the most seasoned professional. Yet her slip-of-the-mind had larger implications, according to one alleged source.
“Betty fears she’s losing her mind,” the source told RadarOnline.com. “It was a terrible scene at the taping. The more she tried to get her lines, the worse it got, until she was in tears.”
According to Radar Online, White has kept a low profile since January, making only one appearance on NBC’s Crowded in April.
“She says she was so well prepared, but when it came time to deliver, she felt she didn’t know where she was. Almost all her words disappeared from her mind,” the insider said. “People rushed to assure her that ‘going blank’ happens to everyone, but she wouldn’t listen. She said it had never happened to her! She finally got through the show but she was embarrassed and horrified!”
“Betty’s a pro and has been amazing for her age up until a few months ago,” said the insider.
The same alleged source continued, “She was always smart as a whip, then almost overnight, it seems things began to change. But she’s refusing to get tested for dementia or Alzheimer’s. She says that at her age she doesn’t want to know.”
I think at Betty’s age, I would respect her right to not know. I’m not sure I’d want to know either if I was her age. I think Betty White has provided us all with enough great entertainment and laughter throughout the years from “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” and “Hot in Cleveland” to “The Golden Girls” and earning 8 Emmys. We should all respect her privacy and wishes and send her our prayers. Afterall, TV comedy shows, aren’t what they used to be and neither are the golden years.