LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Betty White accepted a lifetime achievement award at Saturday's Screen Actors Guild Awards with the wit and grace that have punctuated her six-decade career.
White was the guest-of-honor at a gathering of Hollywood's top actors and actresses. She walked the red carpet and was treated to lavish praise by her peers. She reflected on her career, which included roles on "The Mary Tyler Moore Show," "The Golden Girls" and several film appearances.
"Seventy-one years ago when I sang on an experiment thing and it was called television, who would have dreamed it would culminate in an evening like this," White said after accepting her award.
She joked backstage that all the attention was going to go to her head. "I'm not going to be fit to live with the next few years."
White, 88, accepted the award from Sandra Bullock after a lengthy montage of White's work. The pair then exchanged quips.
Bullock joked that she finds White annoying, to which White shot back, "Isn't it heartening to see how far a girl as plain as she is can go?"
White had only praise for Bullock backstage. "She's the epitome of what a movie star should be," White said. "She's not only gorgeous and talented, but she's also the most down-to-earth human being."
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