Vicki Lawrence on Betty’s passing: “I texted Carol and said, ‘This just sucks. I hate this. It’s just horrible to see the people you love so much go away. Carol wrote back and said, ‘I know, I know. I spoke to Betty’s assistant, who was with her when she passed, and she said the very last word out of her mouth was ‘Allen.’ How sweet is that? I said, ‘That is so sweet. God, I hope that’s true.
Carol Burnett: White and her husband were “terrific together,” Burnett told PEOPLE. When Ludden fell ill, White was working on The Carol Burnett Show. Despite her husband being “very, very sick,” at the time, Burnett said White still “soldiered through.”
“I just felt so bad because we were doing this show, and she would come and rehearse and then leave and go to the hospital,” she told PEOPLE. “She had to be suffering something awful, because they loved each other so much, but she didn’t let it hinder coming to rehearsals or during the performance. And she was brilliant as always.”
Betty White : “Carol Burnett was sort of a Saturday night must,” White explained. “You couldn’t not watch The Carol Burnett Show.” White then explained Burnett called her and asked her to be on the show. And she was elated to have the opportunity. (ShowBiz CheatSheet)