Television legend Betty White just turned 99 and fans around the world are celebrating the The Golden Girls star’s birthday on social media. With only a year left for White to turn 100, it’s a very special day for Betty, and the deluge of birthday wishes she gets online shows how much she is loved by fans after a career in entertainment spanning more than eight decades. .
One fan tweets: “Happy 99th birthday to a true American sweetheart, one of the most loved and cherished artists of our time, the extraordinary Betty White! Too many healthy and golden years to come! Brava!”
“Congratulations on your 99th birthday Betty White!! My favorite golden girl of all time, ”says another.
Another tweet from a huge fan reads: “Congratulations Betty White! I grew up watching you and you really are one of the funniest ladies. You are a real icon. I heard you would celebrate your birthday with a couple. ducks They are really lucky to have you A lot [love]. Stay safe!”
As with countless other posts, another simply says, “Happy 99th Birthday @BettyMWhite! You’re a national treasure!”
White has spent decades on television, but she is perhaps best known for her lead role as Rose Nylund The Golden Girls. The classic comedy series has retained a large fan base and is widely regarded as one of TV’s best sitcoms. More recently she has starred in other shows such as Hot in Cleveland and Betty White is their rockers.
Last week, White revealed the plans she had to celebrate her 99th birthday. For obvious reasons, she will be quarantining it as she has been for most of 2020. That doesn’t mean she will be alone, because she has her animal friends to keep her company. White also explains that she will be working on a reissue The pet set, an animal-themed show hosted by White, for a new generation of fans who hadn’t seen it in the 1970s.
“You probably didn’t ask, but I’ll tell you anyway,” White told ET. “What am I doing for my birthday? Running a mile every morning has been restricted by COVID, so I’m busy The pet set released again, feeding the two ducks that come to visit me every day. “
In another interview, Betty also told The Associated Press, “Since I turned 99, I can stay up as late as I want without asking permission!” The outlet also reports that White’s birthday meal will include a hot dog with fries, along with a bouquet of roses delivered by her longtime friend and agent, Jeff Witjas.
Referred to by White as one of her ‘favorite shows’, The pet set Originally aired for one season in 1971. The series, hosted by White, highlights the relationship between celebrities and their pets, and provides insight into animal care, ecology and conservation. Many famous stars appeared on the series alongside White, including Burt Reynolds, Mary Tyler Moore, Doris Day and Carol Burnett. The series returns with a DVD re-release and streaming platforms on February 23.
For now, you can celebrate White’s 99th birthday through episodes of The Golden Girls on Hulu. Happy birthday, Betty, and here are many, many more!