Actress Betty White samples the new "Naked in the City" hot dog

Actress Betty White samples the new "Naked in the City" hot dog (

UNIVERSAL CITY -- Emmy award-winning actress Betty White got "naked" Monday at Universal CityWalk.

The 88 year old actress didn't bare it all for T.V. cameras; she got naked in the form of a new hot dog named in her honor at "Pink's" hot dogs.

The "Betty `Naked' in the City' Hot Dog" has no toppings and no enhancements and Betty likes it that way -- plain.

"The weenie is so good, I have the weenie and the bun, and so they said, `Well, it's a naked hot dog,"' White joked about the dog's suggestive name. "And I wish they had never thought of that."

Proceeds from the day's sales will support the Los Angeles Department of Animal Services' animal shelters. White is a longtime supporter of a variety of efforts on behalf of animals. Pink's new location at Universal CityWalk is the first in the San Fernando Valley.
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Pink's, which first opened at its original location on La Brea Avenue in Hollywood 70 years ago, continues to be a Southern California staple and popular hot dog emporium.

White, whose career stretches back to the early days of television, has gained popularity with a new generation of fans after she appeared in the Sandra Bullock film "The Proposal" and a Super Bowl commercial. An Internet campaign led her to being named as host of "Saturday Night Live" for its May 8 episode.

White has won six Emmy Awards for her roles on "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" and "The Golden Girls" among others. She has been nominated 18 times.