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Daytime Emmys Awarding Betty White the Lifetime Achievement Award

Betty White
The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) have announced that television icon, Betty White, will be honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 42nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards broadcast on Sunday, April 26, 2015. The awards ceremony will televised live on Pop at 8 p.m. EDT/5 p.m. PDT from the Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank, CA.

“Betty White is an American institution,” said Bob Mauro, President, NATAS. “Betty's career as a female pioneer has followed television from literally the beginning of the medium, winning her first Emmy Award in 1952, to the digital-streaming future, winning again in 2010. She is one of the most beloved female performers in the history of television and the National Academy is proud to be honoring her with a most well-deserved Lifetime Achievement Award.”

“Betty White is the 'First Lady of Game Shows,'” said Senior Vice President, Daytime, David Michaels. “Betty was the darling of Password, where she met the love of her life, Allen Ludden, and a favorite on Match Game, The $25,000 Pyramid, and countless others. She was the first woman to receive an Emmy Award for Outstanding Game Show Host in 1983 for the show, Just Men. From her iconic dramatic turn as Ann Douglas on The Bold and the Beautiful, to her classic sitcom performances, to her movies and books, Betty is a woman who has excelled in everything she has ever done. She is also one of the nicest women in show business and we are proud to be bestowing this honor on such an exemplary role model for our entire industry.”

Ms. White will be joining an illustrious group of previous Lifetime Achievement Honorees including, Oprah Winfrey, Barbara Walters, Merv Griffin, Dick Clark, Bob Barker, Phil Donahue, Regis Philbin, Alex Trebek and many others.

Betty White Bio

Betty White has had a legendary career that has spanned more than 70 years. Along with her seven Emmy Awards, she has created unforgettable roles in television and film, authored eight books and won numerous awards, including those for her lifelong work for animal welfare.

Today in Soap Opera History (January 17)

1968: Dark Shadows' Barnabas kept Angelique's secret.
1980: ATWT's Dee and Ian arrived in Italy. 1988: Australian soap
Home and Away premiered. 2007: GH's Elizabeth made a confession.
"A page of history is worth a pound of logic."
― Oliver Wendell Holmes

"Today in Soap Opera History" is a collection of the most memorable, interesting and influential events in the history of scripted, serialized programs. From birthdays and anniversaries to Scandals and controversies, every day this column celebrates the soap opera in American culture.

On this date in...

1958: On The Edge of Night, Mike Karr (John Larkin) called Willy and asked him to put two investigators on Toni for protection.

1966: Charles Baxter debuted as attorney Fred Douglas on Another World.

1967: On Peyton Place, Lee Webber (Stephen Oliver) taunted Chris (Gary Haynes) at Ada's tavern. Later, Chris stole a gun.

Today in Soap Opera History (January 17)

1968: DS' Barnabas kept Angelique's secret. 1980: ATWT's Dee
and Ian arrived in Italy. 1988: Australian soap HOME AND
AWAY premiered. 2007: GH's Elizabeth made a confession.
"Maybe if people started to listen, history would stop repeating itself."
- Lily Tomlin

"Today in Soap Opera History" is a collection of the most memorable, interesting and influential events in the history of scripted, serialized programs. From birthdays and anniversaries to scandals and controversies, every day this column celebrates the soap opera in American culture.

On this date in...

1958: On THE EDGE OF NIGHT, Mike (John Larkin) called Willy and asked him to put two investigators on Toni for protection.

1966: Charles Baxter debuted as attorney Fred Douglas on ANOTHER WORLD.

THE MARY TYLER MOORE SHOW Reunion To Air on HOT IN CLEVELAND Next Week

Photo Credit: TV Land
TV Land's historic reunion of the female cast of THE MARY TYLER MOORE SHOW on the network's original sitcom, HOT IN CLEVELAND, is here! Next Wednesday, September 4th at 10 p.m. ET/PT, TV Land brings together Mary Tyler Moore, Valerie Harper, Cloris Leachman, Georgia Engel and HOT IN CLEVELAND regular Betty White for an unprecedented reunion of one of the most revered TV casts of all time. This is the first time in over 30 years that the five former castmates have gotten together for a sitcom.

In the episode, Elka (White), Melanie (Valerie Bertinelli) Joy (Jane Leeves) and Victoria (Wendie Malick) are getting ready for their "birthdates" - their annual birthday tradition of setting each other up for dates - but choose to shake things up a bit this year. Elka and Mamie Sue (Engel) decide they want to get their bowling team back together, aptly named GLOB: the Gorgeous Ladies of Bowling.

NEWS: Heather Locklear & Jane Seymour Lock Lips, Crystal Chappell, Betty White

Heather Locklear & Jane Seymour Lock Lips On Tonight's FRANKLIN & BASH
Described as a "hard-hitting badass from New York," Locklear plays attorney Rachel King, who has to corral unorthodox lawyers Jared Franklin (Breckin Meyer) and Peter Bash (Mark-Paul Gosselaar) and brings "sexy back" along the way.

But just how much of a stir is Locklear's character going to create?

From the looks of this exclusive clip from the episode airing next Wednesday, June 26 -- in which she's caught in a lip lock with Bash's mother (played by Jane Seymour) -- it appears Franklin and Bash's world will quite possibly never be the same again!

Corbin Bernsen, Jess Walton, Betty White, Max Ehrich, Alex Trebek, Bryton James & Hunter King Among Daytime Emmy Presenters

HLN, the host network of the annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy® Awards show, now in its 40th year, presented live from The Beverly Hilton hotel in Los Angeles on Sunday, June 16, 8-10 p.m., ET/PT, today announces, some of its star-studded line-up of presenters.

This year’s presenters will include some of the biggest names in television, past, present and future including Steve Harvey, Betty White, Wayne Brady, Alex Trebek, Todd Newton and the newest additions to daytime TV, Bethenny Frankel and Kris Jenner. In addition, Betty White will present Game Show Icon Monty Hall and Wayne Brady will present Legendary Producer Bob Stewart with this year’s Lifetime Achievement Awards. THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS’ hot, young stars Max Ehrich, Bryton James and Hunter King are also tapped to present with Corbin Bernsen and Jess Walton confirmed to introduce the “in memoriam” tribute.

Mary Tyler Moore, Valerie Harper & Cloris Leachman To Join Betty White & Georgia Engel On HOT IN CLEVELAND's MARY TYLER MOORE SHOW Reunion

The cast of THE MARY TYLER MOORE SHOW at the SAG
Awards in 2007.
TV Land announced today that the ladies of HOT IN CLEVELAND will soon be getting some special visitors in town as Mary Tyler Moore, Valerie Harper and Cloris Leachman reunite with their co-star of THE MARY TYLER MOORE SHOW, Betty White. In the episode, Elka (Betty White) and Mamie Sue (Georgia Engel) decide to get their bowling team back together, aptly named GLOB: the Gorgeous Ladies of Bowling. The team, which includes Elka, Mamie Sue, Diane (Moore), Peg (Leachman) and Angie (Harper), had a falling out decades ago after their championship season went to their heads. This is the first time in over 30 years that the five former castmates will be reunited on the sitcom stage. Mary Tyler Moore previously appeared on HOT IN CLEVELAND as Elka's cellmate in a season two episode.

Today in Soap Opera History (January 17)

On this date in...

1958: On THE EDGE OF NIGHT, Mike (John Larkin) called Willy and asked him to put two investigators on Toni for protection.

1966: Charles Baxter debuted as attorney Fred Douglas on ANOTHER WORLD.

1968: On DARK SHADOWS, Josette (Kathryn Leigh Scott) read the biography accompanying the photo of her in the book she found in Victoria's room which said she "died by her own hand in the winter of that same year, 1795."

1980: On THE EDGE OF NIGHT, April (Terry Davis) told Draper (Tony Craig) about the dream she had the night before.

Heather Locklear To Guest In Multi-Episode HOT IN CLEVELAND Arc

The ‘Cleveland’ ladies are back and hotter than ever! Valerie Bertinelli, Jane Leeves, Wendie Malick and Betty White return for the fourth season of TV Land’s hit sitcom HOT IN CLEVELAND, taping in front of a live studio audience on Friday, August 31, and premiering Wednesday, November 28 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. TV bombshell Heather Locklear (DYNASTY; MELROSE PLACE) and Jay Harrington (SUMMERLAND) will both be in multi-episode arcs, and Regis Philbin returns for the season premiere. Additionally, Georgia Engel (THE MARY TYLER MOORE SHOW; PASSIONS) and Michael McMillian (TRUE BLOOD) will reprise their roles – Engel as Mamie, who has a love/hate friendship with Elka (White), and McMillian as Owen, the long-lost son that Joy (Leeves) gave up for adoption.