Closer Weekly: Inside 'Golden Girls' Star Betty White's 99th Birthday Plans

Edduin Carvajal
Dec 31, 2020
09:30 P.M.
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Legendary actress Betty White, who has been active in the entertainment industry for over eight decades, is looking forward to celebrating her “low-key” 99th birthday.


On January 17, 2021, Betty White will be 99 years old, and as Closer Weekly reported, the upcoming celebration will include a Zoom garden party with friends and, of course, cake.

According to the source, the actress has always had a sweet tooth, so she is expected to have a big chocolate cake. Apart from that, White asked for hotdogs and fries with ketchup.

Betty White on June 11, 2009 in New York City | Photo: Getty Images



Due to the coronavirus pandemic and her age, the number of people White can be in direct contact with is limited. Her Lifetime Christmas film was also postponed. However, she will have all the attention needed.

Closer Weekly reported that White has a full-time nurse and helper who she “adores” and will be with the “Golden Girls” alum during her 99th birthday. They’ve even become friends!


While White still has to wait a couple of weeks before celebrating her birthday, some of her fans have already sent her some birthday cards and gifts, including handmade knitted scarves and portraits.

The legendary actress reportedly feels proud and blessed for all of her fans and followers, especially because she has never taken her supporters for granted.

She loves to joke that vodka is what keeps her young.


White really knows how to celebrate her birthdays. When she turned 97, she hosted a poker night with some of her closest friends whom she had been playing with for years.

According to People, there was “plenty of cake to go around,” too, so it seems like White, winner of eight Emmy Awards and the first woman to produce a sitcom, genuinely has a sweet tooth.



In May 2020, White told Closer Weekly that she was blessed with incredibly good health, something that she really appreciates. Apart from that, she keeps her mind busy.

According to entertainer Tom Sullivan, she buys a newspaper every morning and reads it “cover to cover.” The actress also likes doing crossword puzzle books, so her mind is always “jumping.”


Due to the pandemic, she has had to find ways to keep her game nights going. For a while, she tried playing Scrabble with friends through Zoom, but “it’s not quite the same.”

Her sense of humor is intact, though, as she loves to joke that vodka is what keeps her young. White is only one year away from reaching those three digits! We wish you long life and happiness, Betty White!


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