12 March 2010

Betty White to host ‘Saturday Night Live’ on Mother’s Day

NBC has confirmed that Betty White, 88, will host the May 8 episode of "Saturday Night Live." This will be White’s first appearance in Studio 8H. The announcement followed a fan campaign on Facebook which deemed the six-time Emmy winner a “fantastic choice to host SNL.”

With a career spanning seven decades, White is best known for her role on NBC’s “The Golden Girls” which aired from 1985 to 1992. Recently the comedian was honored with a lifetime SAG award and starred in a Superbowl Ad for Snickers.

"I can't think of a better way to spend Mother's Day weekend than with Betty White," said Lorne Michaels, Creator and Executive Producer of SNL.

White, a lover of animals since she was a young girl, has worked with the Morris Animal Foundation and L.A. Zoo since the ‘70s. In an interview with TVGuide.com she said, "I'm the luckiest person in the world. My life is divided in absolute half: half animals, half show business. They're the two things I love the most and I have to stay in show business to pay for my animal work!"

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