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January 19, 2021

Donny Osmond Celebrates Betty White's B-Day with Clips from Her Skit on 'Donny & Marie' in 1978

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American singer Donny Osmond paid tribute to actress Betty White, who turned 99 years on Sunday, by posting a video of parts of her performance on the "Donny and Marie" show in 1978. 

Betty White has enjoyed a successful career as an actress and comedian. Her career has spanned over 80 years and has earned her love and respect from fans and colleagues alike. 

On Sunday, White celebrated her 99th birthday, and singer and actor Donny Osmond, who was chanced to work with her in his career, sang her praises in a sweet post on his Instagram page. 

Betty White at the premiere of 3D-CG "Dr. Seuss' The Lorax" at Citywalk on February 19, 2012 | Photo: Getty Images

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Osmond shared a video showing parts of White's performance when she appeared on his and his sister Marie's long-running variety show, "Donny and Marie," which ran from 1975 to 1979. 

White starred in two of the show's episodes in 1978, displaying her famous lines and comic relief. Osmond explained the episode and the scene in his caption to the post. He wrote: 

"This skit, called 'The Beverly Hills Campers,' was from the Donny & Marie show in 1978 ... a camper backs in over my tent..."

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He explained that he highlighted some of White's famous classic lines, which she delivered in such a perfect way that only she could. He concluded his caption by wishing White a happy birthday.

His fans also joined him to wish the legendary actress a happy birthday. One fan described White as a timeless star, while another fan said she would forever be a legend. 

He announced on January 13 that he and his wife, Debbie, have become grandparents for the 12th time. 

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White celebrated her 99th birthday in quarantine amid the COVID-19 pandemic but remained positive despite that. Last Tuesday, she told ET about her birthday plans. 

She revealed that she had not been able to run a mile like she used to each morning due to the pandemic. However, the actress said she is working on getting "The Pet Set" re-released and feeding two ducks that come to visit her daily. 

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The "Pet Set" is White's syndicated show that aired in the 1970s. It tapped into her love for animals and spotlighted celebrities, their furry friends, and other wild animals on location and in the studio. 

White's late husband, Allen Ludden, produced the show, which would be released on DVD and streaming platforms by MPI Media Group on February 23, 2021, when "Pet Set" marks its 50th anniversary. 

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The video Osmond shared on his Instagram page to celebrate White's is just one of many memorable moments that she has created in her extraordinary career. 

Besides White's birthday, Osmond also had another remarkable event to celebrate as he announced on January 13 that he and his wife, Debbie, have become grandparents for the 12th time. 

In an Instagram post, the singer revealed that his eldest son, Don Jr., and his wife, Jessi, welcomed their fourth son on December 29, 2020, adding that the whole family is in love with the new addition. 

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