publication date: Saturday, January 1, 2022 (part of Winter 2022)
clue: The first lady of television will be remembered fondly for her many television roles that continued well into her golden years, but she might deserve it even moore for being committed to causes like animal welfare and for being the rare white star in the 1950s to give airtime to a Black co-star.
explanation: White's TV roles included The Golden Girls and The Mary Tyler Moore Show. In 1954, she was threatened with a boycott if she didn't remove the actor Arthur Duncan from The Betty White Show, but she refused. more…
intended difficulty: very easy
trivia: Scott had planned to make a goo of White for her 100th birthday on January 17, 2022, but White's death on December 31, 2021 prompted a change.