Betty White is preparing to have fun her birthday!
The legendary actor and comedian will flip 99 on Jan. 17, and it seems like she will probably be having a soothing, low-key day.
“You probably didn’t ask, but I’ll tell you anyway,” White advised “Entertainment Tonight.” “What am I doing for my birthday? Running a mile each morning has been curtailed by COVID, so I am working on getting ‘The Pet Set’ re-released, and feeding the two ducks who come to visit me every day.”
First launched in 1971, “Betty White’s Pet Set” featured appearances by celebrities and their pets, from cats and canine to extra unique animals like elephants, seals, tigers and zebras. The weekly program included friends corresponding to Carol Burnett, Doris Day, Mary Tyler Moore and lots of others. The present is about to be re-released digitally and on DVD on Feb. 23, simply in time for its fiftieth anniversary.
White is understood for her love of animals, and it seems like she’s had the prospect to take pleasure in nature whereas in quarantine.
“Betty has (a) beautiful backyard with a number of wild animals visiting,” a rep for White told TODAY in an e-mail in May. “Two ducks always come by to say hello. They waddle up to her glass door and look in.”
The rep added that White is taking COVID-19 and social distancing very significantly, saying that “nobody permitted in (her residence) besides those that should.”
Her publicist additionally stated in May that White was doing nicely and holding busy throughout quarantine, and it seems like that’s nonetheless the case as we speak.
“The animal community is watching over her,” her rep stated. “The virus is afraid of Betty!”
While White is holding busy in the course of the pandemic, she advised People lately that she is trying ahead to “visiting with close friends and bringing food to my animal friends” as soon as it’s protected to achieve this.
She additionally mirrored on the one factor holding her going throughout these tough instances.
“A sense of humor,” she advised People. “Don’t take yourself too seriously. You can lie to others — not that I would — but you cannot lie to yourself.”
As for turning 99, the “Golden Girls” star stated age is actually only a quantity.
“I am blessed with good health,” she stated, “so turning 99 is not any completely different than turning 98.