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  • Betty White Was For the Birds: How I Befriended Betty White On an Animal Centered Film Shoot.

    Larry Zarcoff, Special to the Observer|Jan 21, 2022

    In the mid 90s I got a call from the folks over at Buena Vista Television to direct and edit a pilot presentation for a proposed syndicated show called "The Betty White House." The idea was that Betty White lived on a ranch with her animals, and celebrities would "drop in" for coffee and a chat. It was a nice idea, a twist on the morning show format. My skeleton crew and I all trudged up to her ranch in Santa Clarita. It was a very simple set up, except every Disney executive in California was t...