Life With Elizabeth

Betty White was the unlikely entertainment story of the year, but it reminded all of us how much she’s been a part of the cultural fabric. No matter your age, you’re probably familiar with and appreciative of White, from The Mary Tyler Moore Show to Password to The Golden Girls. But she’s been on TV long before that, appearing on experimental closed-circuit broadcasts in the 1930s (TV before it was TV), and this, her first TV sitcom, the glacially-paced  Life With Elizabeth, for which she won an Emmy.

Brian Boone

From the middle of nowhere in the Pacific Northwest, I contribute to the Retroist, write for trivia publications, and blog about music in a humorous fashion. I feel about "Back to the Future" the way you feel about "Star Wars." Also, I'm married and have a child (sorry ladies, orphans).

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2 thoughts on “Life With Elizabeth

  1. I really wish someone would interview BW about this series. I believe she was the producer as well, a female producer being a rarity at the time. The pacing (and the presence of the on-stage narrator) are direct holdovers from radio, as stars and writers made the transition to television.

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