Betty White prepares to celebrate.
The legendary comedy actress turns 99 on January 17 and, like many over the past few months, will be spending her birthday indoors and with few people due to the continued spread of the coronavirus.
The “Golden Girls” star recently spoke to Entertainment Tonight and revealed exactly how she’s going to celebrate her big day.
“You probably didn’t ask, but I’ll tell you anyway,” White joked. “What am I doing for my birthday?” Running a mile each morning has been curtailed by COVID, so I’m working on getting ‘The Pet Set’ reissued and feeding the two ducks who come to visit me every day. ”
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The two activities go hand in hand, as “The Pet Set” was White’s animal series that featured discussions about animal care, wildlife conservation and celebrity visits and a plethora of pets, such only dogs and cats, wild, such as elephants, bears, gorillas and kangaroos, reports the outing.
On February 23, the series will be available on DVD and streaming platforms, marking the show’s 50th anniversary.
Among the show’s producers was Allen Ludden, White’s late husband.
“” The Pet Set “is one of my favorite shows,” the legendary star said in a press release obtained by the outlet. “I am delighted that it will be reviewed after all these years. ”
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As the pandemic keeps White indoors and her age puts her at a higher risk of contracting the new virus, White said last March that she was looking on the bright side.
“I’m fortunate to have incredibly good health,” the American sweetheart told Closer Weekly. “It’s something that you really appreciate. ”
Artist and boyfriend Tom Sullivan also told the outlet that the former “Golden Girls” and “Mary Tyler Moore Show” star was keeping herself busy while staying safe.
“She reads the LA Times cover to cover,” he shared. “She literally has thousands of books of crossword puzzles and is constantly doing them to keep her mind going. It’s really serious with her. ”
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“She tried zooming in on her Scrabble game with her friends, but it’s not quite the same,” added a close friend.
The pal also revealed that the COVID-19 crisis has caused the star to see life in a completely different way.
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“Betty’s message to the world is to slow down and enjoy what you have: your family, your friends, your pets,” the source said. “She said the pandemic was serious, but we’ve been through worse. This is Mother Nature’s way of telling us all to slow down.
Fox News’s Stephanie Nolasco contributed to this report