February 10, 2010
Posted: 08:31 AM ET
You can't escape Betty White.
Her ad for Snickers, which debuted during the Super Bowl, was one of the most popular to air. (It's also gone viral.) She often pops up as a late-night talk show guest. There's also a movement afoot to have her host "Saturday Night Live."
White's mix of grandmotherly sweetness and comic brazenness (note her turn as a foul-mouthed widow who likes to feed the alligators in the 1999 horror film "Lake Placid") has made her a beloved figure to fans of all ages.
Leslie Spears, communications manager for the Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Museum of Art, is one of the Facebook fans rooting for "SNL" to snag White. White deserves the opportunity after such a successful and lengthy career, Spears said.
"There's a cool factor with Betty White," Spears said. "She just says what's on her mind. The thought of her hosting 'Saturday Night Live' is groundbreaking because they have had so many duds [hosting the show] in the past."
"I would knock someone over for a picture with Betty White before I would cross the street to get an autograph from Lindsay Lohan," said Facebook fan Erika Nadeau Morgan of San Antonio, Texas. "She's a living legend who is simultaneously relevant and authentic."
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