LOS ANGELES (AP) – True to form, Betty White has something ridiculous to say about her birthday on Sunday.
“Since I turn 99, I can stay as late as I want without asking permission!” She told the Associated Press in an email.
White’s plans include feeding a pair of ducks that regularly visit her home in the Los Angeles area. Her birthday dish will be a hot dog and french fries brought – along with a bouquet of roses – by her longtime friend and agent Jeff Vitas.
In January alone, White appeared on screen in reruns, including The Golden Girls and Cleveland Hot; Sandra Bullock’s 2009 film The Proposal and the 2018 documentary Betty White: First Lady of Television about her life and career.
White’s devotion to animals will be shown next month with a DVD and digital edition of Betty White’s Pet Set, a series from the 1970s, in which she visited with celebrity guests and their pets, as well as wildlife.
Her work, always marked by the comedic moment of the top drawer, won her five Emmy Awards, including a 2010 guest trophy at Saturday Night Live.
Born in Oak Park, Illinois, White was married to show host and producer Alan Ludon from 1963 until his death in 1981.