TV icon Betty White's naked ambitions
By April MacIntyre Apr 26, 2010, 5:40 GMT
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Everyone knows TV icon Betty White is a hot dog herself, so when the legendary actress and national treasure Betty White was honored by having her very own hot dog named after her at the grand opening of the Pink’s at Universal CityWalk, we had to cover it.
The hot dog named in her honor is called the “Betty ‘Naked in the City’” Hot Dog, since Betty likes her dogs bareback in their buns, totally naked. No mustard or any of that jazz.
The “Betty ‘Naked in the City’ Hot Dog” will benefit LA Animal Service’s East and West Valley Animal Shelters www.laanimalservices.com/index.htm.
Pink’s, which first opened at its original location on La Brea Avenue in Hollywood 70 years ago, continues to be a Southern California staple and popular hotdog emporium.
Over 60 years ago, Miss White launched into television as the host of a local TV show. Almost overnight, the small screen fell in love with her versatility and likeability and as the mass medium grew so, too, did White’s presence, first as a frequent guest on TV specials, assorted variety series and game shows and later as a regular on landmark television shows like “Mary Tyler Moore” (Sue Ann Nivens) and “The Golden Girls” (Rose Nylund).
In total, White has won six Emmy® Awards and been nominated 18 times. Of late, the venerable actress has been featured in films, most recently opposite Sandra Bullock in “The Proposal.” At 88 years-old, White has been rightfully called a national treasure.
On May 8, Betty White will host NBC’s “Saturday Night Live.”
The opening event was fun, exciting and of course, PINK! As Betty is an animal rights enthusiast, all proceeds from the opening day sales went to LA Animal Service’s East and West Valley animal shelters. Check out some of the “naked” action: