By Dana Schwartz
September 17, 2018 at 09:32 PM EDT

In a historic, 70th anniversary year at the Emmys, it was only fitting to honor living history.

Betty White received a standing ovation during a segment honoring her at the Emmy awards where the actress reflected back on her seven-decades-long career.

“I’m just gonna quit while I’m ahead,” joked the woman dubbed the “First Lady of Television.” “It’s incredible you can stay in a career this long and still have people put up with you. I wish they did that at home.”

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White — who’s known for her roles on The Mary Tyler Moore Show, The Golden Girls, and Hot in Cleveland —  has eight Emmy Awards to her name. She beamed as she took the stage, nodding and smiling to the audience and receiving kisses on the hand from her co-presenters.

Find out everything you need to know about the 2018 Emmy Awards ceremony, winners, and more.

 

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