Tuesday, January 19, 2021

The Golden Birthdays

Sunday marked the birthdays of two greats in the acting fields.  

James Earl Jones turned 90.

He has one of the most recognizable voices in movie history.  Who would be Darth Vader's voice if he wasn't?

Then, Betty White, actress (and so much more) beloved by so many, turned 99 on Sunday.  

What a life.

Here's a little documentary on her, if you have the time.  Think of Betty White being a pioneer at a time when women weren't expected to have careers - yet she co produced TV comedies, competed on game shows, sang, and more.  I remember her from my childhood, my teenage hood, my young adult hood, my middle age....and beyond.

I have to admit this totally off-color performance is one of my favorite Saturday Night Live skits.  You'll never think of muffins in the same way again. (Definitely not suitable for work.)

For a change, it's a pleasure to pay tribute while these two greats are still with us.  Long may they continue to thrive.


  1. Ohmyword, that voice! That awesome, awesome voice!
    And I've always loved Betty!

  2. Yes, it seems like we've lost so many people there are tributes almost daily. How wonderful to see a post celebrating people who are still here.

  3. I'd love to watch the Betty White documentary. Loved her as Sue Anne Nivens back on the MTM show.

  4. I love how you keep up with everything, including these milestones!

  5. There's a Betty White doc on Netflix. I think it's on my list to watch eventually. Someone on Twitter posted a warning that it was her birthday, so if she started trending, not to worry...


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