Betty White, star celebrity comedienne, is turning 90. So is the American company Betty Crocker. The network NBC got together with an all-star cast of famous celebrities to celebrate for her, according to the Huffington Post. NBC made special birthday plan’s for Hollywood’s sexiest senior. They invited all her famous friends and family to pay tribute to her and the famous bakery company baked a delightful looking birthday cake for her.
Pet friendly celebrity senior Betty White is a national treasure. So is the company Betty Crocker, the group that is most famous for making cake mix. Both turn 90 years old in 2012 and are celebrating being a part of American life and culture for nearly 100 years together. To honor them both, “Betty White’s 90th Birthday: A Tribute To America’s Golden Girl” will air on January 16th, the day before her actual birthday. The show starts at 8 p.m. EST. To wish this famous celebrity senior a happy 90th birthday, she got a standing ovation from everybody present for the live studio audience taping (that happened last week). She also got a wonderful treat — a giant birthday cake for her made by the bakers at the company.
People Pets says that the pet friendly humanitarian plans to celebrate her actual birthday at home, relaxing with her golden retriever. The dog is named Pontiac; the bakery company created a replica of her pet that topped the special cake designed by Betty Crocker. That was a real treat for her and a boon for the company with regard to pet-friendly free publicity.
White supports Actors and Others for Animals and is the honorary president of the Morris Animal Foundation. She says spending time with her pampered pooch will be a wonderful way to spend her special day. When asked her plans for the real birthday (rather than her tribute party), she said:
“I’m going to sit back home with my golden retriever Pontiac,” she said at a press conference before Sunday’s taping. “Usually I’ll try to play catch-up with all the things I never will catch up on. I may just do crossword puzzles and indulge myself and have a wonderful time with my dog.”
But that’s not all! Betty Crocker is also celebrating the 90th birthday of their company. The baking company designed a three-tier triple chocolate cake, complete with fondant roses, edible pearls, and golden candles (TV’s Golden Girls, anyone?) to help the star celeb actress, singer, and comedienne usher in her 10th decade on Earth.
Huffington Post reported:
“Betty White is one of the most popular actresses of our time, and Betty Crocker is honored to create this one-of-a-kind birthday cake for her,” said Kristen Olson, Betty Crocker food editor, in an email to The Huffington Post. “This cake is our gift to Betty White in celebration of her ninety amazing years, and we think this vibrant cake really reflects her personality and the many things we love about her.”
Also, Valerie Harper, 72, another star celeb sharing the stage with Betty White on Mary Tyler Moore, was on hand at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles to celebrate with the pet friendly star celeb, according to USA Today. Other invitees included humanitarians Morgan Freeman, Ellen DeGeneres, Jennifer Love Hewitt, and many more.
Happy Birthday, Betty White! We here at GCN are happy to see that you’re still going strong and green, loving life (and pets!), making us all laugh, and generally just being an outstanding example to all of us.