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Betty White’s 74-year television career earns her a spot in the Guiness World Records 2014 Edition

Betty White has earned a place into the Guinness World Records 2014 edition which will be in stores next week.

I was fascinated with that book as a kid and would just pore over the paperback copy my parents would buy. The remember the tallest man, the shortest woman, the longest fingernails and mustache, and a woman with a really tiny waist.

Anyway, the 91-year-old Miss White has earned the record for “Longest TV Career for an Entertainer (Female)” spanning 74 years of work in the industry.

Making her debut in 1939, the queen of the small screen has appeared in some of television’s most popular shows, including Life With Elizabeth,The Golden Girls, The Mary Tyler Moore Show and now Hot in Cleveland.

“I was astounded when [GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS] called to tell me. Who? Me!?! It’s such as honor. The book has always been fascinating to me. I can’t believe I’m now associated with it,” says White of her appearance in the 2014 edition.

She advises fledgling actors to “do their homework and take the time to appreciate their profession. It is a privilege to do what we do.”

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  1. Betty is a National Treausure….her comedic timing is impeccable, and her sense of humor is as sharp as every. I adore Betty, and no one deserves to have such a long, successful career to be recorded in history than Betty White! I hope she lives forever, bless her heart! XO

  2. You mean 2014, right? lol – Betty’s old but I don’t think she can wait that long.

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