There are people who are placed in the limelight with fame that comes and goes; and then there are people like Betty White — legendary actress from movies and sitcoms including The Golden Girls, That 70s Show and Hot In Cleveland — who still (on her 96th birthday!) has a personality that will last a lifetime as evidenced by her best quotes and memes throughout the years.
And on January 17, her charisma and charm have been given to the world for 96 years.
Betty was born in Oak Park Illinois on January 17, 1922. Having a career that began at the young age of 17, she immersed herself to different areas of the movie business, such acting, hosting and producing.
Betty is widely known for her role in the seven-season show The Golden Girls, where she played Rose Nylund — a funny and quick-witted character, who was able to form a relationship with everyone she meets.
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Over the course of eight years, this fictional character mirrored Betty White’s actual personality, making the world fall in love with her episode by episode. While her role in The Golden Girls played a large role in the development of her fame, she is also remembered for her work beyond that.
Her personal accomplishments run the gamut. She won the Regional (LA) Emmy award in 1952 as an outstanding female personality and is a three-time award winner for the American Comedy Awards. She was the first woman to win a Daytime Emmy Award under the category of Outstanding Game Show Host.
As an advocate for living your best life and spreading positivity, Betty’s legacy reaches further than just the films and shows she has starred in, and the awards she has won.
As an avid animal lover, for years Betty has done charitable work for years. She has devoted her life to the welfare of animals, never seeing it as something she should do, but had to do.
For more than half of her life, Betty has unfailingly made an impact on not only the entertainment industry but also the way we view life, and the importance of living an optimistic life.
Here are few ways Betty has charmed us all throughout the years. Happy birthday Betty White!
1. She knows what she wants.
"I’ve always liked older men. They’re just more attractive to me. Of course, at my age there aren’t many left!" — Betty White
2. She's an avid rambler.
"If you catch me talking to an empty chair... it’s time to up my meds!" — Betty White
3. She LOVES animals.
"Animals are near and dear to my heart, and I’ve devoted my life to trying to improve their lives" — Betty White
4. Her passion is strong.
"Does desire melt away with age? I’m waiting for that day to come." — Betty White
5. She's a good listener.
"That’s nice, dear" — Betty White
6. She believes age does not define beauty.
"I may be a senior, but so what, I’m still hot." — Betty White
7. And she'll choose food over sleep any day.
"Oh, I don’t need sleep. I just went to my hotel and had a cold hot dog and vodka on the rocks." — Betty White
8. And her friends are out of this world. Literally.
"People have told me ‘Betty, Facebook is a great way to keep in touch with old friends.’ At my age, if I wanted to keep in touch with old friends. I’d need an Ouija board. " — Betty White
9. She believes in being bold.
"If the guy’s a cutie, you’ve got to top that booty." — Betty White
10. And women are unstoppable.
"Butterflies are like woman – we may look pretty and delicate, but baby, we can fly through a hurricane." — Betty White
11. She believes in living the best life.
"It’s your Outlook on life that counts. If you take yourself lately and don’t take yourself too seriously, pretty soon you can find the humor in our every day lives. And sometimes it can be a lifesaver." — Betty White
12. She's ruthless. In the best kind of way.
"Get at least eight of beauty sleep. Nine if you’re ugly." — Betty White
13. She believes in the power of women.
"Why do people say “grow some balls”? Goals or we can sensitive. If you want to be tough, grow a vagina. Those things can take a pounding." — Betty White
14. She believes a shot of vodka a day keeps the doctor away.
"Vodka is kind of a hobby." — Betty White
15. She believes in the power of caring.
"When I pontificate, it sounds so, you know, oh, well, she’s preaching. I’m not preaching, but I think maybe I learned it from my animal friends. Kindness and consideration of somebody besides yourself. I think that keeps you feeling young. I really do. " — Betty White
16. She believes wine is what makes the heart grow fonder.
"Doctors say that a glass of wine a day can extend your life. Cheers." — Betty White
17. She believes in treating everyday like your birthday.
"My philosophy for staying Young is, actually every day… Drink bubbly every birthday!" — Betty White
18. She believes laughter can cure anything.
"Laughter keeps everyone feeling wonderful." — Betty White
19. She is a living legend.
"Everybody is dying and Betty White is still sitting there like..." — Betty White
20. She is not afraid of anyone.
"Betty White. The only person Chuck Norris is afraid of." — Betty White
21. She believes true love never dies.
"The secret to our marriage was enthusiasm. When I knew Allen was coming home, I would freshen up my make up and put on a new blouse." — Betty White
22. She has that classic Golden Girl Charm
"The older you get, the better you get. Unless you're a banana." — Betty White
23. She's Robert Redford fanatic.
"The hottest man in Hollywood remains Robert Redford. I've never met the man, but I just enjoy fantasizing about him completely!" — Betty White
24. And age is but a number.
"You're never too old for anything!" — Betty White
25. You can't get rid of Betty White that easily.
"Still Here B*tches." — Betty White
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