Betty White, whose real name is Betty Marion White Ludden, turns 95-years-old on January 17. She has worn many hats over the years. White is an actress, comedian, author, radio host, television personality, singer, and animal rights activist.

White's television career

Betty White is a well-known celebrity who has appeared on television most of her life. The 95-year-old actress has worked in show business for more than 75 years and is still getting jobs. She is appearing on NBC’s "Crowded" and Fox’s "Bones."

To her credit, she is the first female producer of a sitcom.

During her career, she has received seven Emmy awards, three American Comedy Awards, three Screen Actors award, and a Grammy. She also has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and was inducted into the Television Hall of Fame in 1995, and became a Disney Legend in 2009. The Guinness World Records recognized the celebrity in 2013 for having the longest television career for a female entertainer.

Some of Betty's most memorable roles include playing Rose Nylund on "The Golden Girls" with Beatrice Arthur, Rue McClanahan, and Estelle Getty. They were four older women sharing a house in Miami, Florida. The sitcom aired from September 14, 1985 to May 9, 1992, with a total of 180 half-hour episodes over seven seasons.

The comedy is still in re-runs. Betty is the only one of the four golden girls who is still living even though there has been fake news about her being dead on social media.

Betty is an animal activist who insists that she and animals speak the same language. She gave her opinion about Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus closing after 146 years.

She said she had concerns about how the animals were being treated.

Loved by fans

Celebrities, along with Betty's friends and fans, have been expressing their love for her on social media all day long on her birthday.

She is so loved that after many celebrities died at the end of 2016, just for fun a loyal fan, Demetrios Hrysikos of South Carolina, set up a GoFundMe campaign to protect her from 2016. Betty was surprised and was thankful for the love fans have shown her over so many years.