Los Angeles: Veteran actor-comedian Betty White has passed away, but the star-studded film event to mark her 100th birthday will still continue as planned. Yes! You heard it right Betty’s 100th birthday will still be celebrated with all the love and joy.
People magazine confirmed that White died Friday at the age of 99, just two weeks before he would have celebrated his centenary. The makers of the film special ‘Betty White: 100 Years Young’ said in a statement to the outlet that they will “go ahead” with their plans to release the film on January 17, 2022, her 100th birthday.
Steve Boechter and Mike Trinklen said in a statement, “Our hearts are saddened by the passing of Betty White today. During the many years we have worked with her, we have brought to Betty both as a person and as an accomplished entertainer. Developed a great love and admiration.” , He continued, “We are grateful for the many decades of happiness she brought to everyone. Betty always said she was ‘the luckiest on two legs’ for as long as she had her career. And honestly, we Were lucky. To have him for so long.”
The statement concluded, “We will go ahead with our plans to show the film on January 17, hoping that our film will provide a way for all those who love it to celebrate their lives and to experience them.” Make it such a national treasure.”
The film, which will release in select theatres, will feature a star-studded cast of White as well as his friends including Ryan Reynolds, Tina Fey, Robert Redford, Lin Manuel-Miranda, Clint Eastwood, Morgan Freeman, Jay Leno, Carole, and others. Burnett, Craig Ferguson, Jimmy Kimmel, Valerie Bertinelli, James Corden, Wendy Malick and Jennifer Love Hewitt.
The film’s description reads, “You’ll experience some of Betty’s funniest moments on ‘The Golden Girls’, ‘Saturday Night Live’, ‘Hot in Cleveland’, ‘The Proposal’, ‘The Mary Tyler Moore Show’ and A Lost Hua will host the episode. From Betty’s first sitcom. Plus Betty reveals inside stories from her amazing life and career. It’s a special one-day event; the party is waiting.”
“Hello, I’m Betty White. I feel so lucky to have had as great a career as I have,” says the icon in a trailer for the film festival.
Several stars, including Reynolds, Burnett, Bertinelli and the late Alex Trebek, were shown calling out her name. “It’s just Betty White’s magic, not everyone has that,” Bertinelli says at the end of the clip.
In January, just before her centennial, White opened up for People magazine about how she felt about turning 100. According to White, “being born an egotistical optimist” was the key to his spirited nature. “I got this from my mom, and that never changed. I always feel positive,” she said.
Of course, the actress also cracked a joke about the secret to her long life, saying, “I try to avoid anything too green. I think it’s working.”
First published:January 1, 2022 at 8:06 pm