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Who's the Next Betty White?

We rate five contenders to follow her down the comeback trail. Did we include your favorite?

Movie roles, TV parts, constant press — Betty White is so White-hot that a new comic book about her life sold out in a day.

See also: Betty White, Jamie Lee Curtis and Kristen Bell star in What Women Want

Who'll be the next small-screen celeb to become a super-celeb? We rate the top picks:

Carol Burnett

Actress Carol Burnett photographed at a Hotel in Westwood, CA.

Carol Burnett: Is the legendary comedienne primed for a comeback? — Photo by J. Emilio Flores/Corbis

Recent Success

Played Sue Sylvester's mom on Glee; will be a featured speaker in September at Life@50+, AARP's National Event and Expo

Bettyesque Quality

Fans started a Facebook page demanding she host SNL. Sound familiar?



Mr. T

We pity the fool who doubts the appeal of Mr. T. — Photo by Gerardo Somoza/Landov

Recent Success

Pitchman for Snickers and a cash-for-gold company

Bettyesque Quality

Betty did a Snickers ad, too! (Now, if he would just dye his mohawk.…)




Next: Three more celebrities with breakout potential

Mary Tyler Moore

Actress Mary Tyler Moore attends the Lipstick Jungle premiere party at Studio 450 on September 15, 2008 in New York City.

Mary Tyler Moore is one of the best-loved actresses in TV history. — Photo by Joe Kohen/WireImage/Getty Images

Recent Success

Did charity work for pet adoptions and juvenile diabetes

Bettyesque Quality

Appeared in prison-scene cameo with Betty on Hot in Cleveland



Julie Newmar

Julie Newmar, the original Catwoman. — Photo by Jesse Grant/WireImage/Getty Images

Recent Success

Has a sure-to-be-steamy memoir due out this fall

Bettyesque Quality

Purrfect for "older woman who says outrageous things about men" roles



Bill Cosby

Actor/comedian Bill Cosby performs on May 17, 2010 on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno

Bill Cosby is so hip he has his own mobile app. — Photo by Stacie McChesney/NBCU Photo Bank/AP Photo

Recent Success

Sold-out shows, more than 1.5 million Twitter followers

Bettyesque Quality

He's funny, she's funny — what more do you need?


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