On January 17, 1922, Betty Marion White Ludden, an American actress and comedian, was born.
White is a television pioneer, having been one of the first women to wield influence both in front of and behind the camera, as well as the first woman to develop a sitcom (Life with Elizabeth), all of which helped her earn the honorary title of Mayor of Hollywood in 1955.
What is Betty White doing for her 100th birthday?
Betty White is gearing up for her 100th birthday in January, and fans will be able to commemorate the occasion with a special film screening.
On her birthday, Jan. 17, the former “Golden Girls” star is asking fans to witness “Betty White: 100 Years Young—A Birthday Celebration” in over 900 cinemas around the country.
There will be two showings, one at 1 p.m. and the other at 7 p.m. local time.
The unique commemoration offers a behind-the-scenes look into the life of one of Hollywood’s most adored actors, including glances on set, at home, and as she lends her voice as an animal advocate. It will also include clips from “The Golden Girls,” “Saturday Night Live,” “Hot in Cleveland,” and “The Mary Tyler Moore Show,” among other shows.
Ryan Reynolds, Tina Fey, Robert Redford, Lin Manuel-Miranda, Clint Eastwood, Morgan Freeman, Jay Leno, and others will also make cameo cameos.