Nothing too crazy for Betty White.
The television icon will celebrate her 99th birthday on Sunday in low-key fashion. With COVID-19 hitting hard in California, White will remain at her Los Angeles-area home where her plans include feeding a pair of ducks that often visit her property. Her birthday dinner won’t take much effort – – a hot dog and french fries, delivered by her agent.
The actress has TV credits dating back to 1949, and can still be seen on reruns of “Hot in Cleveland” and “The Golden Girls.” Her enduring highlights also include her supporting role on “The Mary Tyler Moore Show.”
White has won five Emmy Awards. The haul includes a trophy in 2010 for a guest-host appearance on “Saturday Night Live.”
White often advocates for wildlife conservation and has been honoured for her decades-long dedication to the humane treatment of animals. She even authored a book in 2011, “Betty & Friends: My Life at the Zoo,” which is full of anecdotes about her life spent with all sorts of critters.
The DVD and digital release of “Betty White’s Pet Set,” a 1970s series will be released next month, in which she visited with celebrity guests and their pets as well as wild animals.
White was married for nearly 20 years to game show host and producer Allan Ludden until his death in 1981.
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