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BETTY WHITE IS 93 TODAY

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Betty Marion White

In 2013, Guinness World Records awarded Betty White with having
the longest television career for a female entertainer. She was Sue
Ann Nivens
on Mary Tyler Moore on CBS from 1973 to 1977 and
The Golden Girls on NBC from 1985 to 1992. In 2009, she received
the Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award and in May of 2010,
Betty White became the oldest person to host Saturday Night Live
on NBC.

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DID YOU KNOW ?

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“PASSING THE BUCK”

The phrase “passing the buck” comes from poker where a token, called a
buck, indicated the dealer. According to the Random House Historical
Dictionary of American Slang,
when It was the next person’s turn to deal,
you passed the buck. Theoretically, someone who didn’t want the
responsibility of dealing could pass the buck to another player. The
term seems to come into use around the time of the Civil War. Mark
Twain’s Roughing It (1871) says, “I reckon I can’t call that hand. Ante
and pass the buck.”

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