Betty White reflects on 'great fun' she had shooting 'The Golden Girls'

The 98-year-old actress sounds off on the show for Golden Girls Day.

July 30, 2020, 4:41 AM

To mark "Golden Girls" Day on July 30, "Golden Girls" star Betty White reflected on her experience making the series.

The show, which starred White and late actresses Bea Arthur, Rue McClanahan and Estelle Getty as four women living together in Miami, ran for seven seasons between 1985 and 1992.

White played Rose Nylund, a good-natured though often naive widow who loved to tell stories about her upbringing in St. Olaf, Minnesota.

"It was always great fun shooting each episode," she told "Good Morning America" in a statement. "[I] truly miss everyone involved."

White, 98, earned seven Emmy nominations for "The Golden Girls," and won in 1986 for outstanding lead actress in a comedy series. In total, she's been nominated 21 times for her work on shows including "Hot in Cleveland" and her reality series, "Betty White's Off Their Rockers"; she has won five times. Two years ago, the actress, dubbed the "First Lady of Television," was honored at the Emmys, where she received a nearly minute-long standing ovation.

“I’m just gonna quit while I’m ahead,” she joked. “It’s incredible you can stay in a career this long and still have people put up with you. I wish they did that at home.”

Fans will have another chance to see White in front of the camera sooner rather than later: Entertainment Weekly reported in May that she signed on to make a Christmas movie for Lifetime.

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