Multiple Emmy® Award Winning Actress Betty White Returns to
THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL In the Role of “Ann Douglas”
Leading an all Female Cast for Two Episodes of a Powerful Four Episode Arc
November 13, 2009…Los Angeles, CA…Multiple Emmy® Award-winning actress Betty White (“The Mary Tyler Moore Show,” “The Golden Girls”) will reprise her role as the cantankerous and controlling “Ann Douglas,” mother of “Stephanie” (played by original cast member Susan Flannery) and “Pamela” (played by Alley Mills) on The Bold and the Beautiful in a powerfully written and acted story-arc that centers on the family dynamics of mothers, daughters and sisters; contrition, forgiveness and acceptance. White, as you’ve never seen her before, delivers the performances of her lifetime on November 18, 19, 20 and 23 when “Ann” unexpectedly returns to Los Angeles and attempts to control and manipulate her daughters, as well as her fate.
Additionally, in a first for daytime television, two of the episodes, airing November 20 and 23, will have an all female cast including series regulars Susan Flannery, Alley Mills, Hunter Tylo and Jacqueline MacInnes Wood along with guest-star Yvette Freeman, (“Nurse Haleh Adams” on E.R.,) as “Dr. Lewis.” All principal and under-five players are also female.
White has played the role of “Ann Douglas” on The Bold and the Beautiful since December of 2005, when “Stephanie” revealed to her stunned family that her mother is still alive and the terrible secret that the Douglas family shared. She is best known for her Emmy®-Award winning roles as “Sue Ann Nivens” on The Mary Tyler Moore Show and “Rose Nylund” on The Golden Girls. Her numerous other television credits include Mama’s Family, Ally McBeal, That 70’s Show, Everwood, Malcom in the Middle, The Practice, Boston Legal and 30 Rock. White also starred in the recently released feature film The Proposal, with Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds.