With a career spanning 70 years, Betty White is one of the most seasoned professionals in the entertainment industry. She's also one of the most beloved stars, and when she celebrates her 99th birthday on Sunday, January 17, 2021, her fans around the world will be celebrating with her. ET recently spoke with The Golden Girls star about how she plans to mark the milestone occasion.
Though the COVID-19 pandemic has complicated her plans, White still intends to make the day memorable in quarantine. She's working on re-releasing The Pet Set, a talk show she hosted in the 1970s. On each episode, a different guest would drop in with their pets to discuss animal-related topics like pet care and wildlife conservation. Celebrities she hosted on the show included Vincent Price, Burt Reynolds, James Stewart, and Carol Burnett.
After premiering half a century ago, The Pet Set will soon be available to a new generation of viewers. The MPI Media Group is releasing the program on DVD and streaming platforms for the first time on February 23, 2021, in honor of its 50-year anniversary.
"The Pet Set is one of my favorite shows," White said in a news release. "I’m thrilled it’s going to be seen again after all these years."
A birthday spent working isn't too different from what White had planned if she weren't stuck indoors. Under normal circumstances, she told ET that she would have taken her daily 1-mile run. She also plans on feeding the two ducks that regularly visit her home.