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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?

From left to right: Carol Burnett; Betty White; Bill Cosby

Carol Burnett and Bill Cosby are two possibilities to join 89-year-old Betty White (center) on Hollywood's hip list.

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?


Betty! Betty! Betty! Betty!

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.…)



Betty! Betty! Betty! Half Betty!

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