Born: Betty Marion White January 17, 1922 (Capricorn)
Parents: Horace and Tess White
Occupation: Comedian and Actress
Born: Betty Louise Hadfield December 24, 1923 (Capricorn)
Parents: George and Ethel Hadfield
Occupation: Pepperridge Farm Frozen Foods Assembly Line worker, Mother and homemaker
These are the two “Bettys” that I have known in my life.
Both of these Bettys have always made me smile and feel good.
The first Betty is a very popular comedian and actress who is enjoying a fabulous renewed success in her very successful 70 year old career in the entertainment field.
The second Betty is my Mother. My Mother is a very successful Mom who raised three wonderful sons (me and my brothers, no modesty displayed here) as well as being a loyal and devoted wife to my father for 60 years.
My family first noticed Betty White back in the Fifties when she appeared on the television show “Life With Elizabeth.” Ironically, neither Betty was born an “Elizabeth”, a distinction that they had to explain their entire lives.
My father noticed how much his wife (and my Mother) looked like Betty White. Plus, they both had very similar personalities; very sweet but with just a touch of raciness. They both had this wonderful slightly raunchy sense of humor but in a nice way. Plus, they are both ardent animal lovers.
Over the years whenever I saw Betty White either on the old “Mary Tyler Moore Show” or “Golden Girls”, I always felt a special connection with this wonderful woman.
Thus it was with special pleasure to witness the wonderful rediscovery of Betty White during her Super Bowl Snickers commercial and subsequent “Saturday Night Life” guest hosting appearance.
Betty Tipton middle aged