Chattanooga Baby Boomers Make Betty White A Role Model

By: Elizabeth Patterson

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (UTC/AP) — Comedian Betty White impressed a group of seniors with her well-known wit and vitality at a Chattanooga event over the weekend.

She was the special guest on Sunday for Life: An Expo for Boomers & Seniors, which featured vendors offering goods and services catering to baby boomers and seniors. It was sponsored by the Chattanooga Times Free Press, Memorial Hospital and WRCB-TV.

White was met with cheers and whistles as she took to a podium where she answered questions from audience members. Attendee Anne Cotheran said she was awed by White’s energy and brass at her age.

White said she “can’t thank everybody enough for an 88-and-a-half-year-old broad to still be doing this.”

White earned an Emmy nomination this spring for her guest appearance on “Saturday Night Live.” She has won Emmy awards for her work on sitcoms such as “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” and “The Golden Girls.”

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