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McKinnon said, "There are very few people who were around then that are still working in television today, and we are lucky to be joined by one of them tonight."
White has won eight Emmy awards and nominated 24 times, and, according to McKinnon, "at 96-years-old she still thinks about those Emmys she didn't win. And she's still bitter."
In her speech, the Golden Girls star started it off with a joke. "I'm just going to quit while I'm ahead," she laughed.
White told an anecdote about being called the "First Lady of Television" by a passerby, but that observer later told her daughter, "She's that old, she was the first one, way, way back."
She said, "Little did I dream then that I would be here. It's incredible that I'm still in this business and you are still putting up with me."