Betty White was born on January 17, 1922 — 96 years ago.
On Emmys Night 2018, the legendary actress graced the stage yet again. She was introduced as one of the few Hollywood names to still be around since the start of the Emmy Awards 70 years ago, in 1949.
How does Betty White STILL look this good at 96 years old?
— BrooklynDad_Defiant! (@mmpadellan) September 18, 2018
White, although struggling at times, was still her very funny self, with the entire theater intently watching and listening to her.
Find someone who looks at you the way literally everyone looks at Betty White, an icon. #Emmys70
— Michael Blackmon (@blackmon) September 18, 2018
The actress, who walked out on stage to a long standing ovation, joked that it doesn’t get much better than that and pretended to turn around and walk off stage.
She continued by saying, in part:
“Little did I dream then that I would be here, and it’s incredible that I’m still in this business, and you are still putting up with me.”
White began her career in 1939, ten years before the first Emmy Awards show aired. In her lifetime, she has won eight Emmy awards, after being nominated 24 times.
The 96-year-old is the only woman to have won an Emmy in all performing comedic categories.
— IMDb (@IMDb) September 18, 2018
As Today reported on Twitter, one of those wins came in 1976:
— TODAY (@TODAYshow) September 18, 2018
Here she is one more time after winning an Emmy for her stint on the legendary sitcom, “Golden Girls”:
— Buttered Pop (@Buttered_Pop) September 18, 2018
It’s like White said on stage, it’s amazing to still have such an illustrious career 59 years later.