Betty White Makes History
Sweet, sweet grandma Betty White is getting herself a spot in the Guinness World Records. The astronomically popular star of The Mary Tyler Moore Show, The Golden Girls and, most recently, Hot in Cleveland has been awarded the title of Longest TV Career for an Entertainer (Female) in the book’s 2014 edition, out this month.
Guinness created the title specifically for White because, at this point, sticking her name on anything guarantees sales. The title was previously gender-neutral, and held by Bruce Forsyth.
White began her career before World War II, in 1939. Since then she’s been working consistently. She’s received six Emmy Awards (and 20 nominations), two SAG Awards and a Grammy. White also holds dual records as the oldest person to win both an Emmy and a Grammy.
The good news for fans of Betty (see: everyone) is that the 91 year old doesn’t look to be slowing down anytime soon. TV Land recently renewed Hot in Cleveland for a fifth season.
Other celebs who landed in the newest Guinness are Taylor Swift, for fastest-selling digital single and first female solo artist with two million-selling weeks; One Direction, for highest debut for a UK group on the US charts and Calvin Harris, for most top 10 hits on the UK singles chart off one album (a record he stole from Michael Jackson).