Pure Gold! That’s Betty! The Golden-est of the The Golden Girls. A comedic miracle! The sweetest, funniest, most delightfully charming ladies of her generation and many to follow.
I had the great joy, honor, and privilege to work with her some years ago in an episode of Hot In Cleveland. Truly a genius in her sexually playful innuendoes, her impeccable timing and delivery, the nurturing warmth of her smile and her infectious laugh. The passion and the love she bestowed on, and shared with, others, whether they be members of the cast or crew, was a mirror and a reflection of her love and devotion to her work. She was a consummate professional, and an inspiration to the many millions of her fans who adored her, as I did and do.
God Bless you and thank you, dear Betty, for sharing your indelible gifts with all of us. Our thoughts and prayers with you and your family. You have blessed us with your life and work, and we are so grateful. Your spirit will always find us smiling in our hearts.