TV icon Betty White is trending on social media today, according to news reports, and it’s all because today is her 96th birthday.
TMZ reports: “Betty’s been one of Hollywood’s hardest working leading ladies for years, but today she’s taking it easy. A rep for the TV legend tells us … Betty’s relaxing Wednesday for her bday and plans on having a low-key dinner tonight at a friend’s house.”
The TMZ report adds: “As you’ll recall … White worked on her birthday when she turned 95, prepping for a guest spot on the sitcom ‘Young & Hungry.’ No such projects this time around, but we’re told she’s in great health and as spry as ever.”
TVWeek adds its congratulations to Betty on her birthday.
And here’s proof that she’s been beloved from almost the first moment she appeared on television: an ad that ran 63 years ago, on Aug. 19, 1954, in Daily Variety: