Personally signed by the legendary Betty White directly onto the title page of the book
New York, GP Putnam's Sons 2011. Betty White. "If You Ask Me (And Of Course You Won't)" This first edition has been personally signed by Betty White directly onto the title page of the book. First Edition, First Printing with the full number line as required on the copyright page. The dust-jacket shows the correct price of $125.95. Fine/Fine. Includes bookseller issued COA.
Book design by Meighan Cavanaugh
Betty White's award-winning career in television and film has spanned an impressive seven decades and has included iconic roles on "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" and "The Golden Girls". She is also widely recognized for her life-long work for animal welfare.
Betty White has been on television for over sixty years, beginning in 1949. She has starred in many successful series, made numerous guest appearances on game and talk shows, and narrated the Tournament of Roses Parade for twenty years and the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade for ten.
White has received 6 Emmy awards and 18 Emmy nominations. In 2010 she was presented with the Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award.. She is also the recipient of three American Comedy Awards (including a Lifetime Achievement Award in 1990), and two Viewers for Quality Television Awards. She was inducted into the Television Hall of Fame in 1995 and has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
If You Ask Me (And Of Course You Won't)
It-girl Betty White delivers a hilarious, slyly profound take on love, life, celebrity, and everything in between.
Drawing from a lifetime of lessons learned, seven-time Emmy winner Betty White's wit and wisdom take center stage as she tackles topics like friendship, romantic love, aging, television, fans, love for animals, and the brave new world of celebrity. If You Ask Me mixes her thoughtful observations with humorous stories from a seven- decade career in Hollywood. Longtime fans and new fans alike will relish Betty's candid take on everything from her rumored crush on Robert Redford (true) to her beauty regimen ("I have no idea what color my hair is and I never intend to find out") to the Facebook campaign that helped persuade her to host Saturday Night Live despite her having declined the hosting job three times already.
Featuring all-new material, with a focus on the past fifteen years of her life, If You Ask Me is funny, sweet, and to the point-just like Betty White.
Betty Marion White Ludden (born January 17, 1922) is an American actress, comedian, author, and animal rights advocate. A pioneer of early television, White was one of the first women to exert control in front of and behind the camera, and the first woman to produce a sitcom (Life with Elizabeth), which contributed to her being named honorary Mayor of Hollywood in 1955. She is also widely known for her roles as Sue Ann Nivens on the CBS sitcom The Mary Tyler Moore Show (1973–1977), Rose Nylund on the NBC sitcom The Golden Girls (1985–1992), and Elka Ostrovsky on the TV Land sitcom Hot in Cleveland (2010–2015).
With an entertainment career spanning over nine decades, White was eight years old when she made her radio programming debut in 1930, working as a radio personality in Los Angeles under the guidance of disk jockey Al Jarvis. After making the transition to television, White became a staple panelist of American game shows, including Password, Match Game, Tattletales, To Tell the Truth, The Hollywood Squares and The $25,000 Pyramid; dubbed "the first lady of game shows", White became the first woman to receive the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Game Show Host for the show Just Men! in 1983. She is also known for her appearances on The Bold and the Beautiful, Boston Legal, The Carol Burnett Show, and Saturday Night Live.
With a television career spanning over eight decades, White has worked longer in that medium than anyone else in the television industry, earning her a Guinness World Record in 2018. White has received eight Emmy Awards in various categories, three American Comedy Awards, three Screen Actors Guild Awards, and a Grammy Award. She has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and is a 1985 Television Hall of Fame inductee.
1954, AGE 32
After starting her career in radio, Betty briefly hosted and produced her own talk show on NBC called The Betty White Show. Anyone else hoping the network brings that baby back?
1963, AGE 41
TV audiences weren’t the only ones charmed by White’s many appearances on the popular game show Password—in 1963 she married the host, Allen Ludden.
1968, AGE 46
For nineteen years, White acted as hostess and commentator for the Tournament of Roses Parade.
1975, AGE 53
White won two of her seven (yes, seven) Emmys for her work on The Mary Tyler Moore Show as the man-hungry “Happy Homemaker” Sue Ann Nivens.
1979, AGE 57
It looks like David Letterman is just as smitten with White as the rest of us.
1982, AGE 60
New life goal: Slay a song and dance a duet with one of our BFFs (looking good, Carol Channing) at age 60.
1986, AGE 64
The Golden Girls will forever be our favorite girlfriend sitcom. (No offense to Carrie, Miranda, Charlotte and Samantha.)
1995, AGE 73
In 1995 the Museum of TV & Radio honored the cast of The Mary Tyler Moore Show for being absolutely hilarious and inspiring. But seriously, what would you give to be a part of this all-star photo op?
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2005, AGE 83
You can’t really say you’re living your best life until you’ve spent a whole weekend binge watching The Golden Girls.
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2009, AGE 87
A big thank you to Tina Fey and 30 Rock for bringing White back to the small screen.
2015, AGE 93
Remember when Ellen DeGeneres presented White with the People’s Choice Award for Favorite TV Icon and all of America simultaneously nodded in agreement?
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2017, AGE 95
Is there any better way to celebrate turning 95 than with a fruit tart, stuffed sloth and Katie Couric? We think not.
2018, AGE 96
With 100+ acting credits under her belt, 96 looks pretty damn good.
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2020, AGE 98
Never change, Betty.
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- Doubleday 1987
- Signed First Edition
- Betty White
- Guarantee of Signature Authenticity:
- COA Included. Personally signed by Betty White directly into the book. The autograph is not a facsimile, stamp, or auto-pen.