Actress Betty White Endorses Barack Obama For Re-election

NEW YORK | Saturday, May 12th, 2012 9:53pm EDT

President Barack Obama continues to get Hollywood love.

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The actress Betty White is enthusiastically endorsing Obama for a second term. Photo: Alan Light/Flickr

President Obama continues to get Hollywood love. 90-year-old actress Betty White says she usually keeps her political views private but in this presidential election she strongly favors one candidate, reports The Huff Post.

The actress is enthusiastically endorsing Barack Obama for a second term. White who described herself as bi-partisan said Friday that she “very, very much favors” Obama in the November election.

As she prepares to visit the Smithsonian Institution and National Zoo next week, the actress said she likes how the president “represents us,” but didn’t delve into any specifics.

Betty White is famous for her role as Rose Nylund in the 1980s television show “The Golden Girls,” a comedy about the escapades of four older ladies living together in Miami.

The actress continues to land starring roles and earn comedic kudos in a career that spans nearly three-quarters of a century, tells NY Daily News.

In 2010 White became the oldest person to host “Saturday Night Live,” an appearance that earned White her seventh Emmy.

Her  memoir, “If You Ask Me (And Of Course You Won’t),” won a Grammy in February for “Best Spoken Word Album.”

White’s comments come after Hollywood turned out at George Clooney’s home to raise $15 million for Obama’s re-election, a record for a single fundraiser.

More than 150 Hollywood stars, including actors Eddie Murphy, Robert Downey Jr., Tobey Maguire,  Billy Crystal, Salma Hayek and Jack Black attended a $40,000-a-person fund-raiser Clooney’s Los Angeles mansion on Thursday.

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