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The Leading Lady
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Betty White is an award-winning film and television actress who has appeared in such iconic television classics as The Mary Tyler Moore Show and The Golden Girls. In a career that has spanned more than 75 years, she has received seven Emmy awards, three American Comedy Awards, three Screen Actors Guild awards, and a Grammy. Both a pet enthusiast and animal health advocate, White is the president emerita of the Morris Animal Foundation and has been a member of the board of directors of the Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association since 1974. She celebrated her 95th birthday in January 2017 and lives in Los Angeles, California with her dog, Pontiac. Tom Sullivan is both a performer and a bestselling author. Blind since birth, he wrote the national bestseller If You Could See What I Hear (which was made into a movie), has appeared over 60 times on the Tonight Show, served for over five years as special correspondent for Good Morning America, sung the National Anthem at the Super Bowl, and received the Books for a Better Life Award for Seeing Lessons. He's also appeared as a guest star in many television hits, including Designing Women, Highway to Heaven, Fame, M.A.S.H, Mork & Mindy, and WKRP in Cincinnati, and has been twice nominated for an Emmy Award. He also competes in golf tournaments, marathons, and triathlons. He lives in Los Angeles, California.

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"Here, in alternating chapters written by White and Sullivan, are stories about Dinah's early and later years--her extensive and demanding travels with Sullivan for TV appearances, golf tournaments, and concerts, and her move into White's pet-filled household...there's honest talk on family dynamics, on how a blind person overcomes fears and manages to lead a fulfilling life, on guide-dog training, and on how one graceful, devoted, hard-working canine affects positively the lives of those around her. Appealing for its autobiographical content, its insight into the lives of the blind, and its message of human-animal bonding."--Kirkus Reviews

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