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Steve Martin Recounts His First Time Meeting Betty White in 1974

Steve Martin is taking a stroll down memory lane to the first time he ever met Betty White.

As White gears up to celebrate her centennial birthday, Martin shared a story on Twitter on Thursday about meeting the famed comedian over four decades ago when he was just beginning his career.

“In 1974, I was an obscure opening act for Linda Ronstadt at the Troubadour in Los Angeles. Passing through the lobby before the show, I saw Betty White and her husband Allen Ludden waiting in line,” the Only Murders in the Building actor wrote.

In a follow-up tweet he added, “I loved Betty White, so I went up to them: ‘I’m so honored to meet you both.’ And then I said, ‘Isn’t Linda great?’ She said, ‘We came to see you.’ I said, ‘Why?’ ‘Because we heard you were funny.’ I was elated.”


White turns 100 years old on Jan. 17. In preparation for the special day, Martin isn’t the only celebrity singing her praises.

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