Betty White, actor and comedian, known as “Mayor of Hollywood”

; and “First Lady of the Game Show”

USA Today

Betty White is 99 on Sunday and a major birthday has fans wondering – what’s her secret to living a long and healthy life?

White has been a beloved Hollywood actress for over seven decades with roles in “The Mary Tyler Moore Show,” “The Golden Girls,” and more. She only seemed to get better with age, and she became. It is a national treasure for a witty and long career.

In an interview with People Wednesday, she said good genes contribute to her longevity.

“I’m happy with my good health,” she said, “so turning 99 is no different than turning 98.”

She spent a big birthday in quarantine due to the coronavirus outbreak. But looking forward to “Visit my best friend and bring food to my animal friend” when life returns to normal.

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In celebration of her centenary birthday, we are compiling the secrets of a beloved actress and comedian for living a long and healthy life.


White, who has starred in comedies throughout her career, tells people that “humor” keeps her going. “Don’t take yourself too seriously, you can lie to others, not that I do – but you can’t lie to yourself,” she added.

Think positive

In 2018, she told Parade the key was, “Emphasize the positive, not the negative, it sounds repetitive, but more people will choose what to complain instead of saying” Emphasize the positive. ‘Hey, that’s great!’ It’s not hard to find good stuff if you look. “

Don’t complain

“I know it sounds repetitive. But I try to look at the funny and upside-down side, not the bad side. I’m bored with people complaining about this or that. It’s a waste of time, ”she told Parade in the same interview.

Vodka and hot dogs?

She also told Parade that she likes vodkas and hot dogs, “it might be.”

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Keep busy

“First and foremost, don’t be busy,” she told Katie Couric in a 2017 interview. But just enjoy it and indulge it, and I think that will make you feel comfortable. ”

Her role as Rose Nylund in “The Golden Girls” earned her four Golden Globe nominations.

“You keep plugging in … You don’t give up,” she told the parade.

Her long list of projects proves how much she loves her work, with over 120 acting credits to her name.

“I love working, so I will keep working until they stop asking,” she told Parade.

Exercise the mind

White said she challenges herself with mind games and puzzles to stay sharp.

“Crosswords!” She told Couric. “I’m addicted, admit it, I can’t put them down.”

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