Betty White: Chris Rock would probably play me onscreen

At 92, Betty White is still "Golden." The star of such shows as "The Golden Girls," "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" and "Hot in Cleveland" graced one of Reddit.com's famed Ask Me Anything online question-and-answer sessions on Monday, and proved that as she's just as sassy as the characters she's played.

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    Image: Betty White "Betty & Friends: My Life At The Zoo"

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    From her early days in Hollywood to roles on "Mary Tyler Moore" and "The Golden Girls" to her resurgence of fame at 90, the actress is beloved by many.

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    At 90, Betty White is more popular than ever. Here she poses with a bust of her likeness at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences in North Hollywood, Calif. on May 10, 2012.
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    "Hot in Cleveland" castmares Wendie Malick, White and Jane Leeves present the award for outstanding comedy series to ABC's "Modern Family" at the GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles on April 21, 2012.
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    White voices the character Grammy Norma in the 2012 animated comedy "The Lorax," based on the famed Dr. Seuss book.
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    White is shown here before the taping of "Betty White's 90th Birthday: A Tribute To America's Golden Girl" which aired on NBC in January 2012.
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    White reacts as she and cast members Wendie Malick, Jane Leeves and Valerie Bertinelli accept the Favorite Cable TV Comedy award for their TV series, "Hot in Cleveland," at the 2012 People's Choice Awards in Los Angeles on Jan. 11, 2012.
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    White signs copies of her new book "Betty & Friends: My Life at the Zoo" in 2011. The lifelong animal lover wrote about the animals she visits at the Los Angeles Zoo.
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    In 2010, White joined Ana Gasteyer and Molly Shannon for the "Delicious Dish" sketch on "Saturday Night Live," unafraid to joke about her "muffin."
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    White got up close and personal with Muppet Elmo on TODAY in 2010.
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    Shake your booty -

    Actresses Sandra Bullock and and White joke around during during the 2010 Teen Choice Awards.
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    What a life -

    White poses with the Life Achievement Award she won at the 16th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in 2010.
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    Charmed, I'm sure -

    Betty White visits "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon" at Rockefeller Center in New York on Nov. 28, 2011.
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    Thank you for being a friend -

    In "The Golden Girls," which ran from 1985 to 1992, White starred with Rue McClanahan, Bea Arthur and Estelle Getty as four older women who share a home in Miami.
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    White places her hand on the star that was presented posthumously to her husband, Allen Ludden, on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles in 1988. White's own star is right next to Ludden's.
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    "The Golden Girls" introduced White to a new generation of fans.
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    Four friends -

    White outlived all of her "Golden Girls" companions -- Estelle Getty died in 2008, Bea Arthur in 2009 and Rue McClanahan in 2010
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    Queens of comedy -

    White and fellow comedian Lucille Ball pose in 1987.
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    White plays Jane to Johnny Carson's Tarzan in a "Tonight Show" sketch on Aug. 14, 1981.
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    Comedy with Carol -

    In 1978, White joined Tim Conway, Vicki Lawrence, Steve Martin and Carol Burnett on "The Carol Burnett Show."
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    White leans against Sultan, a 300-pound Bengal tiger, in 1979. She was working to help plan that year's Morris Animal Foundation Annual Health Conference and luncheon.
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    You're gonna make it after all -

    Before "The Golden Girls," White's biggest role was as Happy Homemaker Sue Ann Nivens on "The Mary Tyler Moore Show." The man-hungry Nivens hosted a cooking and decorating show, and included such topics as "What's all this fuss about famine?" and "A salute to fruit." She's seen here with Moore in 1975.
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    Out on the town -

    White and husband Allen Ludden are seen at an International Broadcasting Awards dinner tribute to Mary Tyler Moore on March 19, 1974. Ludden was her third husband and they were married until his death from cancer in 1981. They had no children.
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    Games people play -

    White and Ludden play the game show he hosted, "Password," with an unidentified guest in 1967.
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    Gobble, gobble -

    White and Lorne Greene host the 1966 Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade.
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    Where 'Angels' go -

    In 1957, White played newlywed Vicki Angel in "Date With the Angels." The show lasted just one season, and White later said, "I can honestly say that was the only time I have ever wanted to get out of a show."
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    White hits a high note with a canine pal in 1957.
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    Home sweet home -

    White in her backyard garden in 1956.
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    A stylish White dons a veiled hat in 1955.
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    Hooray for Hollywood -

    White began her career in television shortly after graduating high school in 1939, and had her own radio show in the 1940s. In 1952, she began hosting "Hollywood on Television." As of 2012, she has won seven Emmys and been nominated 20 times.
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When asked who should play her in the inevitable Betty White biopic, White had a few varied thoughts. "I would love it if it were Meryl Streep or Julie Andrews," she said, "But they would probably cast someone like Chris Rock."

At least one reader found that idea intriguing, writing in response, "I ... would watch Chris Rock portray Betty White. I don't know what I'd expect, but I would definitely check it out."

White's well-known love for animals also shone through. If she wasn't an actress, she said she'd have liked to have been a zookeeper, and she was too torn to choose a favorite animal. "Oh, that's asking somebody with 9 children which is their favorite!" she said. "Anything with a leg on each corner."

She also named a reader's band, ("Rubber. ... Then you could be called Rubber Band."), reminisced about past shows and favorite smells ("new puppies, pine trees and new kittens"), and credited her longevity to "good genes" from her parents.

White also recalled a royal moment, when she and the rest of the "Golden Girls" cast were asked to perform live for big fan Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, and Princess Anne in 1988.

"It was very exciting," White said. "The Queen was lovely. We were told not to address her unless we were addressed. She was up in a box and she came down on stage after with Princess Anne. She said 'lovely, pretty girls.' I said, 'and not bad (bodies),' and she said, 'oh, no, not bad bodies!'"

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