Service + Solidarity Spotlight: SAG-AFTRA Mourns the Loss of Betty White

Service + Solidarity Spotlight: SAG-AFTRA Mourns the Loss of Betty White

Betty White
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On the passing of acting legend and SAG-AFTRA Life Achievement Award, leaders from SAG-AFTRA celebrated White’s life.

SAG-AFTRA President Fran Drescher said: “Betty was the best! A kind woman, sensitive to the feelings of all animals. A talented woman blessed with a long life. She enjoyed being recognized by her peers in her lifetime and it was well deserved. In this biz, in this town, to have that kind of longevity in one’s career is rare and wonderful. G-d bless you Betty, now you’re with all the doggies you loved and lost over the span of your 99 years!”

SAG-AFTRA National Executive Director Duncan Crabtree-Ireland said: “Having had the privilege of working with Betty on the board of a local nonprofit, I can tell you that she was as lovable, humorous and generous in person as the iconic characters that found their way into the hearts and homes of millions of Americans across generations. We have lost a truly magnificent performer and a wonderful humanitarian.”

Kenneth Quinnell
Mon, 01/03/2022 – 12:06

Updated: January 10, 2022 — 9:30 am