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Betty White is getting ready to celebrate her 99th birthday

Betty White is getting ready to celebrate her 99th birthday

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Legendary actress Betty White will turn 99 on Jan. 17, 2021, and, like many over the past several months, she will spend her birthday indoors and with limited people around due to the ongoing spread of coronavirus.

The beloved comedic actress told People magazine the key to a long life includes “having a sense of humor.”

“Just looking at the positive side and not dwelling on the downside,” White said. “Takes up too much energy being negative. Also having a good agent who keeps me busy all the time.”

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Betty White on January 16, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Getty Images)

The Golden Girls star recently spoke with Entertainment Tonight and revealed exactly how she’d be celebrating her big day.

“You probably didn’t ask, but I’ll tell you anyway,” White joked. “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.”

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Betty White on Fuse’s “No. 1 Countdown” at fuse Studios on June 11, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by Getty Images)

The two activities go hand-in-hand, as The Pet Set was White’s animal-positive series that featured chatter about pet care, wildlife preservation and visits from celebrities and a plethora of animals both domesticated, such as dogs and cats, and wild, like elephants, bears, gorillas, and kangaroos, the outlet reports.

On Feb. 23, 2021, the series will be available on DVD and streaming platforms, which will mark the show’s 50th anniversary.


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