Friday, July 30, 2010

Betty White: Getting to Know the First Lady of TV

"How can you be back if you never went away? National treasure Betty White, the Golden Girl with the timeless comic panache, is the hottest thing in showbiz—and she’s only 88."

Betty White answers Vanity Fair's Proust Questionnaire:
What is your idea of perfect happiness?
Being with animals.

What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?
Being an incurable workaholic.

What is your greatest extravagance?
Animal charities.

What do you dislike most about your appearance?
My neck.

What is your greatest regret?
Losing Allen Ludden [her husband].

Which talent would you most like to have?
An operatic voice.

What is your current state of mind?

If you were to die and come back as a person or thing, what do you think it would be? Jane Goodall.

What is your most treasured possession?
My golden retriever.

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
Big parties.

Where would you like to live?
Right here where I am.

What is your favorite occupation?
Being with animals.

What is the quality you most like in a man?
Sense of romance.

What is the quality you most like in a woman?
Sense of humor.

What do you most value in your friends?

Who are your favorite writers?
Nevil Shute, L. Frank Baum.

Who are your heroes in real life?
Charles Darwin.

What is it that you most dislike?

How would you like to die?
In my sleep.

What is your motto?
“Time heals all wounds.”