White, of course, was married to Mr. Password, Allen Ludden, for many years and logged plenty of appearances on the show in its 1960s and ’70s, Goodson-Todman heyday. Ludden had such a graceful way of handing the cards to contestants on the original show, with its pop-up toaster clues.
In this Regis Philbin-hosted primetime incarnation of the show, White will be paired with “Curb Your Enthusiasm’s” Susie Essman. Oughta be fun — but be forewarned, contestants: White is a heck of a “Password” player.
(From years of watching vintage “Password” reruns, my husband and I have determined that the all-time greatest “Password” player was Peter Lawford. He put so much into it. Carol Burnett runs a close second.)