Betty White - Betty White Turns 90, President Obama Sends His Congratulations
Betty White celebrates her 90th birthday today (17 January 2012), and the stars appear only too happy to come out and pay tribute to an actress, television host and comedienne whose prolificy has only seemed to increase with age. White's first role came all the way back in 1945, playing a bit part character in the film 'Time To Kill,' six years later she'd been nominated for her first Emmy Award although it wasn't until 1975 that she won one for her outstanding performance in the long running 'Mary Tyler Moore Show,' taking the prize for Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series - something she retained the next year.
In a pre-taped tribute to White, titled 'A Tribute To America's Golden Girl',' a raft of celebrities sent their congratulations, including Hugh Jackman, Mary Tyler Moore, Tina Fey, Ellen Degeneres, Ed Asner, William Shatner and Carol Burnett, reports the New York Daily News, while even President Barack Obama left a video message in which he jokingly asked the actress "Will you please produce a copy of your long-form birth certificate?"
For her part, White seemed delighted at the homage, and when speaking herself said "I've been the luckiest old broad on two feet to have all the jobs that I've had," and she's far from done yet, appearing as a voiceover in the 3D film 'The Lorax' due to be released this year.