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Hollywood Mayor Betty White celebrates 98th birthday
Actress and comedian Betty White is known as the “Mayor of Hollywood” and the “First Lady of the Game Show”.
Betty White turned 99 on Sunday, and her iconic birthday has left fans wondering – what is the secret to her long and healthy life?
White has always been the most popular actress in Hollywood. In the past seventy years, she has played roles in the “Mary Taylor Moore Show”, “Golden Girl” and other films. Just like high-quality wine, she seems to only get better with age, and because of her wit and long career, she has become the wealth of the country.
In an interview with People magazine on Wednesday, she said that good genes played a role in her life.
She said: “I am lucky and healthy, so 99 years old is no different from 98 years old.”
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, she had a milestone birthday in the quarantine area, but she hopes that once her life returns to normal, she will “go out for dinner with close friends and bring food for my animal friends”.
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To celebrate her nearly 100th birthday, we will include the secrets of this beloved actress and comedian about longevity and healthy living.
White has starred in comedies throughout her career, and she told People magazine that “a sense of humor” can keep her going. She added: “Don’t take yourself too seriously. You can lie to others, not me, but you can’t lie to yourself.”
She told Parade in 2018 that the key is to “emphasize positive factors rather than negative factors. It sounds old, but many people will single out some complaints instead of saying: “Hey, great! “If you look good, it’s not hard to find out.”
“I know it sounds old-fashioned, but I try to see the interesting and the good, not the bad. I am tired of those who complain about this or that. It’s a waste of time.”
Vodka and hot dogs?
She also told the parade that she loved vodka and hot dogs “probably in order.”
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“First, stay busy,” she told Katie Couric in an interview in 2017. “Don’t focus all your energy on you, it will run out very quickly. It is not difficult to find the things you are interested in, but to enjoy them and indulge in them, I think it will keep you alert.”
She played Rose Nylund in “Golden Girl” and won four Golden Globe nominations.
She told the parade: “You just keep plugging in… you won’t give up.”
Her long list of projects undoubtedly proved her love for the work she did, and earned more than 120 acting credits in her name.
She told the parade: “I just like work, so I will keep working hard until they stop asking.”
Exercise your mind
White said she challenged herself with intellectual games and puzzles to stay sharp.
“Crossword!” she told Couric. “I’m addicted. An addicted addict. I just can’t let them go.”
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