Happy 98th Birthday, Betty White!
The “Golden Girls” actress has typically celebrated her special day with a small party with some close friends while enjoying some her favorite Italian dishes.
Last year, White said the secret to a long life is to “accentuate the positive, not the negative.”
As for her diet, White’s favorite items include vodka and hot dogs — “probably in that order,” she said.
Here’s some facts about Betty White’s life and career (courtesy of CNN):
Birth date: January 17, 1922
Birth place: Oak Park, Illinois
Birth name: Betty Marion White
Father: Horace White, electrical engineer
Mother: Tess White
Marriages: Allen Ludden (June 14, 1963-June 9, 1981, his death); Lane Allen (1947-1949, divorced); Dick Barker (1945, divorced)
Children: Three stepchildren with Allen Ludden: David, Martha and Sarah