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Daytime Emmys to Honor Betty White With Lifetime Achievement Award

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 America's Golden Girl Betty White will be honored by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences at the 42nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards on April 26, 2015.

The beloved television icon won a Daytime Emmy in 1983 as host of Just Men. She is the first woman to receive the award for Outstanding Game Show Host.

Fans of The Bold and the Beautiful will remember White's portrayal of Stephanie Forrester's (Susan Flannery) bitter mother Ann Douglas. She appeared in 23 episodes of the CBS soap before the character passed away with Stephanie and Ann's other daughter, Pam (Alley Mills) by her side.

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“Betty White is the ‘First Lady of Game Shows,’” said Senior Vice President, Daytime, David Michaels. “Betty was the darling of ‘Password, where she met the love of her life, Allen Ludden, and a favorite on ‘Match Game,’ ‘The $25,000 Pyramid,’and countless others. She was the first woman to receive an Emmy Award for Outstanding Game Show Host in 1983 for the show, ‘Just Men.’ From her iconic dramatic turn as Ann Douglas on ‘The Bold and the Beautiful,’ to her classic sitcom performances, to her movies and books, Betty is a woman who has excelled in everything she has ever done. She is also one of the nicest women in show business and we are proud to be bestowing this honor on such an exemplary role model for our entire industry.”

The 42nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards  will air April 26 on Pop TV.

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