Betty White Wins Lifetime Achievement Award at Daytime Emmys 2015

Betty White

This year's Daytime Emmys are awarding beloved Betty White with the Lifetime Achievement Award. As an actress, author, comedian, humanitarian and TV icon, White will be embraced by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) for her many achievements. NATAs President Bob Mauro released this statement: Betty White is an American institution. Betty’s career as a female pioneer has followed television from literally the beginning of the medium, winning her first Emmy Award in 1952, to the digital-streaming future, winning again in 2010. She is one of the most beloved female performers in the history of television and the National Academy is proud to be honoring her with a most well-deserved Lifetime Achievement Award. Senior Vice President David Michaels also released a statement explaining the organization's choice, saying: Betty White is the ‘First Lady of Game Shows.' Betty was the darling of ‘Password, where she met the love of her life, Allen Ludden, and a favorite on ‘Match Game,’ ‘The $25,000 Pyramid,’and countless others. She was the first woman to receive an Emmy Award for Outstanding Game Show Host in 1983 for the show, ‘Just Men.’ From her iconic dramatic turn as Ann Douglas on ‘The Bold and the Beautiful,’ to her classic sitcom performances, to her movies and books, Betty is a woman who has excelled in everything she has ever done. She is also one of the nicest women in show business and we are proud to be bestowing this honor on such an exemplary role model for our entire industry. Previous honorees include Oprah Winfrey, Barbara Walters, Dick Clark, and Regis Philbin. For more information on White, click through our gallery of the icon's best photos. (Getty)

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