Happy birthday, Betty White! The iconic actress turned 99 on Sunday, and was flooded with messages of affection and appreciation from her well-known buddies and followers on social media.
The celebrated star — whose leisure profession started in 1939, close to the daybreak of tv itself — has been part of many beloved TV reveals and flicks all through her eight-decades in showbusiness and has amassed numerous shut buddies in consequence.
Many of her colleagues took to Twitter and Instagram to commemorate the comedy icon and honor her incomparable legacy — together with her fellow Mary Tyler Moore Show co-star Ed Asner.
“I still get warm when I see this look,” Asner tweeted, alongside a screenshot from their time collectively on the beloved sitcom within the mid-Seventies. “Happy 99 baby. You are a testament to living life on your own terms. Sending you a great big socially distanced kiss. I love you @BettyMWhite.”
I nonetheless get heat after I see this look. Happy 99 child. You are a testomony to residing life by yourself phrases. Sending you an amazing huge socially distanced kiss. I like you @BettyMWhitepic.twitter.com/DWM9tTthIm
— Ed Asner (@TheSolelyEdAsner) January 17, 2021
Craig Ferguson — who has lengthy been an outspoken fan and admirer of the actress, and has labored beside her in an episode of Hot In Cleveland and had her as a visitor on The Late Late Show many instances — paid tribute as nicely with a photograph of them sitting side-by-side on set.
“Happy birthday to my pal @BettyMWhite,” Ferguson wrote. “The sweetest, dearest kindest and funniest person I’ve ever had the good fortune to work with. #HappyBirthdayBettyWhite.”
Happy birthday to my pal @BettyMWhite The sweetest, dearest kindest and funniest particular person I’ve ever had the nice fortune to work with. #HappyBirthdayBettyWhitepic.twitter.com/q3dx41UQMU
— Craig Ferguson (@CraigyFerg) January 17, 2021
Check out all the opposite celebratory posts commemorating White’s 99th birthday beneath:
“Why do people say, ‘Grow some balls?’ Balls are weak and sensitive. If you wanna be tough, grow a vagina. Those things can take a pounding!”😂
She is my spirit animal. ❤️
Happy 99th birthday, QUEEN!!👑🎂🎉🎈🎊🥰❤️🥳 pic.twitter.com/XTXRHRuQI7
— Ming-Na Wen (@MingNa) January 17, 2021
Celebrating Betty White’s 99th birthday with this throwback.. #IconsOnly!! pic.twitter.com/kjd6NAOaK1
— Jackée Harry (@JackeeHarry) January 17, 2021
HAPPY 99th Birthday, Betty White! pic.twitter.com/pvP8BEx1fX
— Nina West (@NinaWest) January 17, 2021
Wishing the incomparable Betty White a really completely happy 99th birthday! 🥳 What’s your favourite Betty White position, buddies? pic.twitter.com/vUfzO7BiiE
— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) January 17, 2021
“Butterflies are like women – We may be delicate but we can fly through a hurricane” -Betty White
Today is the day an enormous was born. Happy Worthday @BettyMWhitepic.twitter.com/oWD3gyC1Cu
— Regina King (@ReginaKing) January 17, 2021
Today each @BettyMWhite and #JamesEarlJones are celebrating birthdays?! How is it not a nationwide vacation?
— Josh Gad (@joshgad) January 17, 2021
Betty White as soon as mentioned to @KaitlinOlson and I: “What a beautiful family. The kids are fine but what WONDERFUL dogs!” We love you Betty! Happy Birthday!!!! pic.twitter.com/qZ7F6YkRD1
— Rob McElhenney (@RMcElhenney) January 17, 2021
Happy birthday, @BettyMWhite! You’re a miracle in each approach.
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) January 17, 2021
Betty White bloopers are the very best bloopers 🥰 #HappyBirthdayBettyWhitehttps://t.co/jzm2g1Ydmc
— Valerie Bertinelli (@Wolfiesmom) January 17, 2021
.cc: @BarryMotivates Here you go… with Betty White and Vic Tayback pic.twitter.com/TeTyPB0D7Z
— Morgan Fairchild (@morgfair) January 17, 2021
Shout out to the superb girls, @MichelleObama & #BettyWhite celebrating one other flip across the solar immediately! We are so fortunate that you just each gentle the way in which, in so some ways!
Keep shining! #happybirthdayMichelleObama#HappyBirthdayBettyWhitepic.twitter.com/5vhw3tewW5
— Maria Shriver (@mariashriver) January 17, 2021
Happy birthday to the late #MohammadAli, @MichelleObama, and #BettyWhite (99 years younger immediately!).
Each is a frontrunner and an inspiration who encourage us all to work towards our goals and by no means quit.
— Billie Jean King (@BillieJeanKing) January 17, 2021
@BettyMWhite 🎂🎉🎁🎈🎊🪅🥂🍾9️⃣9️⃣❗️ Onward to 💯❗️
— William Shatner (@WilliamShatner) January 17, 2021
Happy 99th Birthday to the fabulous @BettyMWhite – a correct star, on & off display screen. pic.twitter.com/VZvlkVdKOb
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) January 17, 2021
This 12 months, White is celebrating her birthday in quarantine, like so many others, to remain protected. The actress shared an replace with ET final Tuesday on how she’s planning to have a good time the milestone mid-pandemic.
“You probably didn’t ask, but I’ll tell you anyway,” White teased. “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.”
The Pet Set, after all, is White’s syndicated present from the Seventies, which tapped into her lifelong love of animals, spotlighting celebrities like Carol Burnett, Mary Tyler Moore, Doris Day, James Stewart, Burt Reynolds and extra — in addition to their furry buddies: “dogs, cats, birds and horses – in addition to a wide range of wild animals including tigers, bears, elephants, lions, wolves, gorillas, cougars, seals, kangaroos, zebras and eagles – both in the studio and on location.”
The collection was produced by White’s late husband, Allen Ludden, and will likely be launched on DVD and streaming platforms by MPI Media Group on Feb. 23, to commemorate the present’s fiftieth anniversary.
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