Betty White, fantastic looking 98, gets birthday love from her famous fans

Betty White, fantastic looking 98, gets birthday love from her famous fans

Beloved Hollywood star, Betty White, is turning 98 and doesn't look a day over 70-something.

To start, the Golden Girl remains healthy and active - she was caught by cameras out and about in Beverly Hills, beaming in a turquoise ensemble a day before her birthday.

White was born on January 17, 1922 in Oak Park, Illinois.

She was born to a Nigerian professor father and a British mother who is also a nurse. After graduation, White performed in a few radio shows and even appeared on television sporadically through the late '30's and '40's.

The post - which had almost 2 million views per hour - was a great tribute to the acting icon, which holds the Guinness world record for the longest TV career for a female entertainer, who had first started a variety show called "Hollywood in Television" in 1949.

In 1965, White, 43, was married and having fun on Set of Passwords, the longtime game show hosted by her husband.

In 1975, White won his first Emmy Award for his supporting role in the 53-year-old Mary Tyler Moore Show.

Throughout her career she has won countless accolades, including eight Emmy awards, three American Comedy Awards, three Screen Actors Guild awards, and a Grammy. First Lady of Television ends with a black and white clip of a young White singing to her television audience. In 1986, she, along with Bea Arthur, Rue McClanahan and Estelle Getty starred in The Golden Girls, a show about four elderly women living together in Florida.

This isn't the first time that fans have had a false alarm about White's death.

A devoted pet advocate, White was Wednesday to the late Allen Ludden, host of Password, one of the many game shows on which she appeared.

At the age of 92, Betty continued making people laugh when she became a series regular on "Hot in Cleveland", and as the host of her prank show "Off Their Rockers".

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