Betty White celebrating her 90th birthday
by Michael dEstries
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90 years ago today, Betty White was born. The animal-lover, actress, comedian, Golden Girl, and all around firecracker is still kicking up a storm today; something she credits to good energy and genes.

“They’re all saying, ‘Oh, my goodness! You’re 90!’” she recently said. “And I keep trying to explain, ‘Don’t give me any credit. I didn’t do anything to get to be 90. It just happened. I didn’t accomplish anything. It just came up on me.’ But I’m blessed with good health, for which I’m deeply grateful. I’m just gonna have fun like, you know, always. Everybody else is far more excited about the 90 than I am. … I might go out and have a little vodka on the rocks.”

To honor her new milestone, NBC aired a star-studded birthday bash for White last night – complete with video well-wishes from Ellen DeGeneres, Tina Fey, Tracy Morgan, Morgan Freeman, Hugh Jackman, Jay Leno and even President Barack Obama.

“I can’t believe you’re 90 years old,” he said. “Will you please produce a copy of your long-form birth certificate?”

Check out video of the President’s congratulations below. Happy Birthday, Betty!

About Michael dEstries

Michael has been blogging since 2005 on issues such as sustainability, renewable energy, philanthropy, and healthy living. He regularly contributes to a slew of publications, as well as consulting with companies looking to make an impact using the web and social media. He lives in Ithaca, NY with his family on an apple farm.

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