Betty White is one of Hollywood's most beloved icons, and she's finally let us in on her secret to staying young at heart.
We always knew she was a hero...
But this comment has cemented her in all of our hearts!
Now, the celebrated actress has enjoyed a staggering career in her almost ninety-nine-years...
via: GettyLet's take a quick look, shall we?
It started all the way back in the late 1930s.
#TheSecretToStayingYoung Be Betty White. https://t.co/voQUYkDIvO— Eric Little (@Eric Little)1610244110.0
The star was born on January 17, 1922, in Oak Park, Illinois, before moving to LA aged 2 - it was here where she would eventully work as an assistant at a local TV station.
But it wasn't until the early 1950s that she'd have her first taste of television...
#WomensHistoryMonth #WomenInComedy Betty White, best known as Sue on Mary Tyler Moore and Rose on The Golden Girls.… https://t.co/RumBgnObAQ— Queen Bs (@Queen Bs)1551632468.0
The show made White one of the first female producers in Hollywood...
Betty White in the 1950s for The Betty White Show and Life with Elizabeth. https://t.co/DgJd4mcOik— James Paul (@James Paul)1579404860.0
Life with Elizabeth - 1953 -1955. Betty White won her 1st Emmy for starring in this series. BTW She was also the 1s… https://t.co/7XACKG7bGO— firstname.lastname@example.org (@email@example.com)1598696606.0
But it wasn't until The Mary Tyler Moore Show when White's TV career got the huge boost it needed.
@cattbutt Sue Ann Nivens, The Mary Tyler Moore Show. No argument. https://t.co/Jx3OszC7Le— J. L. J. Kennedy (@J. L. J. Kennedy)1601501105.0
And it seemed her hard work paid off...
The Mary Tyler Moore Show premiered 50 years ago today. Wait? What?! https://t.co/gSflDsZYCb— Michael Mackie (@Michael Mackie)1600468352.0
And, as the '80s rolled around, White took on a role that was a sharp contrast from Sue Ann...
Saturday Night Right 📺 #goldengirls #estellegetty #beaarthur #bettywhite #ruemcclanahan #thegoldengirls #tvguide https://t.co/4IbwxWvMsU— Betty White Noise (@Betty White Noise)1610241128.0
The show chronicled the lives of 4, elderly, female friends...
TV Land is doing a Best of Rose #GoldenGirls marathon next Sunday in honor of #BettyWhite's 99th birthday. 🎉🎈🥳🎂 https://t.co/6oQ2vuMfy0— Golden Girls Quotes (@Golden Girls Quotes)1610307819.0
But sadly, in 1992, we waved a reluctant goodbye to the Golden Girls.White enjoyed a steady television career, until 2010 that is, where, once again her wit saw her launch back into the spotlight.
We all remember that candy bar ad during the 2010 Super Bowl, right?Well, it quickly became a fan favorite and spurred White on to become the oldest person to ever host Saturday Night Live.
She was reluctant to do the show at first...
via: Getty Images
"It was the scariest thing I've ever done. It was really funny stuff, but it was a challenge," she recently revealed to Newsweek.
2010 also saw White return to the series television...
The amazing Chris Colfer working with the legendary Betty White on Hot in Cleveland (Carol Burnett also in it) https://t.co/e70z0BCeWf— ~ (@~)1454266790.0
White is now almost ninety-nine...
guys Betty White is turning 99 in a few days and i just love her so much 🥺 https://t.co/8fXEPa9blO— notjess (@notjess)1610523468.0
And there's one big reason for this...
Happy birthday to the queen @BettyMWhite !!💕💕💕 https://t.co/ZuzK7hKbtk— Valeska (@Valeska)1610554739.0
So, it's not hard to see why so many people love her.She's such a mood.
And now, White has revealed the secret to her long life.
And it's her sense of humor. She then added that it's also hot dogs and vodka, "probably in that order."
"Accentuate the positive, not the negative."
via: Getty"It sounds so trite, but a lot of people will pick out something to complain about, rather than say, ‘Hey, that was great!’ It’s not hard to find great stuff if you look."
"I am blessed with good health," she then noted simply, "so turning ninety-nine is no different than turning ninety-eight."
One thing that keeps her going?
"A sense of humor. Don't take yourself too seriously. You can lie to others - not that I would - but you cannot lie to yourself."
If you still need convincing as to why Betty is such an icon, scroll on to see how she celebrated her ninety-sixth birthday...