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Betty White Took the ‘The Lost Valentine’ Role to Remember Late Husband

Betty White Took the ‘The Lost Valentine’ Role to Remember Late Husband

She read the script after her agent requested it and decided that she couldn't pass on this role that will allow her to revisit her love story with Allen.

Betty White was requested to be a part of the Hallmark Hall of Fame film, The Lost Valentine in 2010, which allowed her to accomplish one of her final career goals. White portrays Caroline, a loyal woman who attends a train station every Valentine's Day since it was the last place where she saw her husband, who went missing in combat during WWII, per Country Music Family. When a TV reporter approaches Caroline about her tale, she accepts and starts telling the wonderful love story she shared with her husband, as shown in flashbacks. She revealed in a CBS interview that her role in the movie allowed her to revisit her love with her Late husband, Allen. 



 

 

The news reporter in the movie ultimately manages to find and return the missing Navy pilot. The narrative of Caroline's husband's death and the love story they shared emerges.

Betty White's character receives closure in the final scene in the movie where she provided the performance of a lifetime. The Golden Girl revealed in her interview that she almost didn't take the job because of her busy schedule. However, she read the script after her agent requested and decided that she couldn't pass on this role that will allow her to revisit her love story with Allen. 



 

 

She talked to CBS, "When I read the script, I was hooked. I had to do the movie. It was such a beautiful love story. When you’ve had a love like that in your life, it’s an awful temptation to revisit it." She added, "My beloved Allen Ludden and I had a very special, special love, as do Neal and Caroline in the film." White said that the role was challenging as she was more comfortable playing comedic roles. However, this movie gave everyone an insight into the depth of the talent White inheld. She said, "but it was a lovely opportunity to let your heart show a little bit."

As a mark of honor to White, Hallmark Channel held a special event on Sunday evening, per HEAVY. They aired The Lost Valentine as a part of a program that paid tribute to White's career on the channel 8 p.m. Eastern/7 p.m. Central. The movie first aired in 2011 and also stars Sean Faris, Billy Magnussen, Meghann Fahy, Nadia Dajani, Will Chase, Mike Pniewski, Helmar Augustus Cooper, Ron Clinton Smith, and more. 

References:

https://countrymusicfamily.com/betty-white-revisited-her-special-love-with-late-husband-in-emotional-movie-role/

https://heavy.com/entertainment/hallmark/hallmark-honoring-betty-white-in-special-sunday-night-event/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AIvK1XcFwRo&feature=emb_imp_woyt

Cover Image Source: IMDB/Erik Heinila