'I can stay up as late as I want': Comedian Betty White marks 99th birthday
Her low-key plans include feeding a pair of ducks that regularly visit her Los Angeles-area home and enjoying her birthday meal of a hot dog and French fries.
True to form, Betty White has something impish to say about her birthday on Sunday (Jan 17).
“Since I am turning 99, I can stay up as late as I want without asking permission!” she told The Associated Press in an email.
White's low-key plans include feeding a pair of ducks that regularly visit her Los Angeles-area home. Her birthday meal will be a hot dog and French fries brought in – along with a bouquet of roses – by her longtime friend and agent, Jeff Witjas.
The actor’s TV credits stretch from 1949’s Hollywood On Television to a 2019 voice role in Forky Asks A Question, with The Golden Girls and The Mary Tyler Moore Show among the enduring highlights.
White's devotion to animals will be on display next month with the DVD and digital release of Betty White's Pet Set, a 1970s series in which she visited with celebrity guests and their pets as well as wild animals.
Her work, always marked by top-drawer comedic timing, has earned her five Emmy Awards, including a 2010 trophy for a guest-host appearance on Saturday Night Live.
A native of Oak Park, Illinois, White was married to game show host and producer Allen Ludden from 1963 until his death in 1981.