Betty White turns 99: birthday shared by James Earl Jones, Michelle Obama and many more
Another trip around the sun and Betty Blanche will be 100.
The veteran actress and beloved pop culture figure told The Associated Press that she plans to mark his 99th birthday Sunday by burning the midnight oil – or something like that.
“Since I was 99 years old, I can stay up as late as I want without asking permission! she said in an email.
White told the store that she plans to eat a hot dog and fries for her birthday meal and receive a bouquet of roses from her agent, as well as feed ducks at her home in Los Angeles.
In the 1950s, White played Elizabeth in “Life With Elizabeth” and Vickie Angel in “Date with the Angels”. In the 1970s, she played Sue Ann Nivens in “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” and Joyce Whitman in “The Betty White Show”.
She was fan favorite Rose Nyland in “The Golden Girls” in the 80s and 90s. Later, starting in 2010, she played Elka Ostrovsky in “Hot in Cleveland”.
White received 21 Emmy nominations during her career, her first coming in 1951, the inaugural year for the Best Actress category. She won five Emmy Awards for “The Mary Tyler Moore Show”, “The Golden Girls” and for hosting “Saturday Night Live” in 2010.
His fans marked the big day on social media on Sunday. But White isn’t the only star celebrating her birthday on Jan.17.
Another vaunted actor is Birthday Pals with White.
James earl jones celebrates its 90th birthday on Sunday.
The Emmy-winning actor (“Heat Wave”, “Gabriel’s Fire”) and Oscar nominee (“The Great White Hope”), who received an honorary Academy Award in 2011, will appear in the highly anticipated sequel to “Coming to America “. “Coming 2 America”In March, reprising his role from 1988 King Jaffe Joffer facing Eddie Murphy’s Prince Akeem.
Jones also won two Tonys (“The Great White Hope”, “Fences”) and received a Special Tony in 2017 for Lifetime Achievement.
“I will continue to have to remind me it’s my birthdayThe actor told USA Today from his home in upstate New York, saying he would have strawberry shortbread – his favorite – to mark the day.
“Looking back on my life and my long career, I am so proud of my work and my accomplishments,” he said. “I like to get older and wiser over time.”
He said he might even watch “Coming to America” to celebrate.
Fans and friends recognized Jones, who voiced the iconic characters of Darth Vader in the “Star Wars” films and Mufasa in “The Lion King” (both versions of 1994 and 2019), on Twitter Sunday.
Jones and White may be among the most legendary faces to celebrate on Sunday, but they are far from the only famous birthdays on January 17.
Former first lady joins two respected actors at January 17 birthday club Michelle obama.
Obama, who wrote the 2018 bestseller “Becoming,” turns 57 on Sunday.
“Happy birthday to my love, my partner and my best friend,” tweeted former President Barack Obama. “Every moment with you is a blessing. I love you, Miche.
Good wishes poured in on social media for the former first lady.
Jim carrey shares a birthday with Obama, Jones and White.
Carrey turns 59 on Sunday. The Golden Globe-winning actor (“The Truman Show”, “Man on the Moon”) is known for “In Living Color” and his roles in films such as the Ace Ventura films, “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind” , “Bruce Almighty”, “Dumb and Dumber”, “The Mask”, “Liar Liar”, “Batman Forever”, “The Cable Guy” and “How the Grinch Stole Christmas”.
Carrey, who also became known for his politicians paintings and people in the news, recently starred in the Showtime series “Kidding”. In 2020, he played Dr. Robotnik in “Sonic the Hedgehog” and Joe Biden in “Saturday Night Live”.
People also took the opportunity to recognize celebrities born on January 17 who passed away.
Many have noted how remarkable it seemed that all of these characters were all born on the same day.
Mohamed Ali, died in 2016, aged 74; and Eartha Kitt, who died in 2008 at age 81, were both babies on January 17.
Others who share the birthday: actress Zooey Deschanel (“New Girl”), who turns 41; television host Steve Harvey, who turns 64; rapper and producer Lil Jon, who turns 50; basketball star Dwayne Wade, who turns 39; singer Ray J, who is turning 40; TV host Maury Povich, who turns 82; DJ and producer Calvin Harris, who turns 37; Maksim Chmerkovskiy, a regular at “Dancing with the Stars”, who turns 41; and singer Kid Rock, who is turning 50.
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