By Anna Lothson
Sure, Betty White wasn't raised in Oak Park like Hemingway and didn't make a Frank Lloyd Wright mark, but she was born in Oak Park — which makes her forever an Oak Parker in my book.
This week the 91-year-old actress and comedian got herself into another book: The Guinness World Records for being the "Longest TV Career for an Entertainer (female)," according to guinnessworldrecords.com. White's accomplishment will be included in the 2014 edition (in stores now).
White was born on Jan. 17, 1922, and made her television debut in 1939. She has starred in popular shows like "The Golden Girls," "The Mary Tyler Moore Show," and "The Carol Burnett Show." Certainly an Oak Parker to brag about.
Hemingway got his own Oak Park district this year, maybe White is next? Think of the tourism possibilities. I'd shop there.
Read a Q&A interview with White here.