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SANTA MONICA, CA - JUNE 08: "The Golden Girls" actresses Betty White, Rue McClanahan and Beatrice Arthur arrive at the 6th annual "TV Land Awards" held at Barker Hangar on June 8, 2008 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Todd Williamson/Getty Images for TV Land)

The legendary Betty White turns 96 today (January 17), and we thought we’d try something a little different to honor the TV icon.

White was on multiple hit television shows, but she’ll always be best known and remembered as Rose Nylund from The Golden Girls.  We’re not sure how familiar Rose was with haiku poetry, but we still think she (and White) would love our short, sweet tributes to her and her roommates. Enjoy!

St. Olaf’s daughter
Thank you for being a friend
Rose Nylund for life!

The Golden Girls - The Best of Rose

Our favorite, semi-crazy Scandinavian.


Miami seniors
All whom won Emmy Awards
Golden Girls, indeed


Erica Banas is a lover of classic television and wishes tap dancing would make a serious comeback.

Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock news blogger who's well-versed in etiquette and extraordinarily nice. #TransRightsAreHumanRights

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