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Popcorn & Prejudice: A Movie Blog

Seattle Times writer Moira Macdonald muses on moviegoing. Email Moira: mmacdonald@seattletimes.com.

June 17, 2009 at 9:45 AM

The great Betty White

An 87-year-old television legend turns up on the big screen this week: Betty White, who gets a few laughs as Grandma Annie in the Sandra Bullock rom-com “The Proposal,” which opens Friday. White, recently seen in “My Name is Earl” and “Boston Legal,” has spent more than six decades on television and in movies. But I know her best as Sue Ann Nivens on my favorite TV show when I was a kid, “The Mary Tyler Moore Show.” In a cast full of great comedians, her timing stood out — and nobody could talk through a camera-ready smile quite like Sue Ann. (In the clip below, she actually screams through a smile — no small feat.) Loved her then, love her now. If you remember Sue Ann Nivens, you’ll likely enjoy this clip:

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