"I'm the luckiest old broad on two feet."


With her sitcom days seemingly behind her, Betty White found career salvation in the rising tide of game shows and late-night talk that was beginning to flood the airwaves in the ’60s. A budding friendship with Mark Goodson, the creative force behind many of the most successful game shows of the era, as well as her marriage to host extraordinaire Allen Ludden, established her as the belle of the game circuit, while her many appearances on Jack Paar’s Tonight Show made her a familiar face with the insomniac set, as well. Betty loved Allen’s show, Password, and was exceptionally adept at coming up with just the right one-word clues to induce her non-celebrity playing partners to guess the right answer.   

With her sitcom days seemingly behind her, Betty White found career salvation in the rising tide of game shows and late-night talk that was beginning to flood the airwaves in the ’60s. A budding friendship with Mark Goodson, the creative force behind many of the most successful game shows of the era, as well as her marriage to host extraordinaire Allen Ludden, established her as the belle of the game circuit, while her many appearances on Jack Paar’s Tonight Show made her a familiar face with the insomniac set, as well. Betty loved Allen’s show, Password, and was exceptionally adept at coming up with just the right one-word clues to induce her non-celebrity playing partners to guess the right answer.   


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