Betty White Wins Screen Actors Guild Award(R) for Her Role in TV Land's "Hot in Cleveland"
Television Icon Wins Award for Outstanding Performance
By A Female Actor in a Comedy Series
New York, NY, January 30, 2011 - Betty White received top acting honors at the 17th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards(R) tonight at The Shrine Exposition Center in Los Angeles, winning Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series.
"Hot in Cleveland" is the network's critically-acclaimed hit starring beloved actresses Valerie Bertinelli ("One Day at a Time"), Jane Leeves ("Frasier"), Wendie Malick ("Just Shoot Me") and recent Emmy(R) Award-winner, Betty White ("The Golden Girls"). The series airs Wednesdays at 10pm ET/PT on TV Land.
"We could not be more proud of Betty and our entire cast," said Larry W. Jones, president, TV Land. "Betty is a true legend and brings her magic to the set day after day. She is an amazing comedy actor. I am so thrilled that she was recognized for her work on 'Hot in Cleveland.'"
"Hot in Cleveland" revolves around three fabulous best friends from LA - novelist Melanie Moretti (Valerie Bertinelli), eye-brow archer to the stars Joy Scroggs (Jane Leeves) and former soap star Victoria Chase (Wendie Malick) - who find their lives changed forever when their plane, headed for Paris, makes an unexpected landing. When the friends discover that life is better for them and that they are hot in Cleveland, they decide to stay. Starting over together, they rent a house that happens to come with a very opinionated caretaker (Betty White).
Filmed in front of a live studio audience, "Hot in Cleveland" is executive produced by Emmy(R) Award-winner Sean Hayes and Todd Milliner of Hazy Mills Productions and is helmed by Emmy(R) Award-winning Suzanne Martin ("Frasier," "Ellen") serving as executive producer, show runner and writer. Lynda Obst also serves as executive producer.
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