We all know how difficult celebrating birthdays during the COVID-19 lockdown has been, but it’s particularly hard when you’re celebrating your 99th birthday!

The legendary Betty White – who turns 99 on January 17th – has revealed to Entertainment Tonight her plans for the day.

In an interview with the publication, she said: “What am I doing for my birthday? Running a mile each morning has been curtailed by COVID, so I am working on getting The Pet Set re-released, and feeding the two ducks who come to visit me every day.”

For those unfamiliar with The Pet Set, it was White’s syndicated series that would see celebrities drop by with their beloved pets.

Debuting in 1971, the show featured the likes of Doris Day, Michael Landon, Ava Gabor, Barbara Eden, Mary Tyler Moore, James Stewart, Carol Burnett, Burt Reynolds and more… alongside their furry companions, of course!

The show ran for 32 episodes and was produced by White’s husband Allen Ludden until his death in 1981.


A new DVD set is hitting shelves and streaming platforms next month to commemorate the show’s 50th anniversary.

Happy Birthday Betty!

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