Happy Birthday! Betty White turns 98

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While Betty became a regular on "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson", her most memorable role came in 1985, when she joined the cast of "The Golden Girls".

The eight-time Emmy victor often jokes she started out in "silent television" having made her first appearance on the small screen in 1939 - just three months after high school graduation.

The lone surviving member of The Golden Girls, White was also the earliest of the four. In 1953, at just 31 years old, White created Bandy Productions to produce the sitcom Life With Elizabeth, where she played the role of housewife in the 1950s.

It should be noted that the Nigerian-born singer was born in 1959 in Ibadan, Oyo state, and has throughout her music career served as a source of inspiration to many. She's had quite a career in the entertainment industry and is now sharing her secrets to a long healthy life.

Betty, Rue and Bea respectively played Rose, Blanche and Dorothy, three friends in their twilight years living with Dorothy's mother Sophia, played by Estelle.

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She feels that her optimistic attitude is what has kept her looking so youthful - you won't often see her without a cheeky smile.

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

Echoing a World War II era song by Johnny Mercer and Harold Arlen, she said: 'Accentuate the positive, not the negative. First Lady of Television ends with a black and white clip of a young White singing to her television audience. I get bored of the people who are complain about this or that.

She appeared in another ensemble sitcom show, Hot in Cleveland, which debuted in 2015. White told Smithsonian Magazine that she rejected the role in the award-winning 1997 film since the dog in the film was set at a clash in the effort to eliminate the pet.

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