Celebrities Honor America's Comedy Sweetheart in 'Betty White's 2nd Annual 90th Birthday Special'

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January 16th, 2013

via press release:

CELEBRITIES HONOR AMERICA’S COMEDY SWEETHEART IN 'BETTY WHITE’S 2ND ANNUAL 90TH BIRTHDAY SPECIAL,' AIRING TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 5 (8-9 P.M. ET) ON NBC

BLAKE SHELTON, BILL COSBY, WHOOPI GOLDBERG, BILL CLINTON, SEAN HAYES, RICO RODRIGUEZ, LILY TOMLIN, SARAH SILVERMAN, VICKI LAWRENCE, KATIE COURIC, VALERIE BERTINELLI, JANE LEEVES, WENDIE MALICK,  ZACHARY LEVI, LARRY KING AND KATE FLANNERY PAY TRIBUTE TO WHITE

 

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. – January 16, 2013 – Seven-time Emmy Award winner Betty White will be celebrating her 91st birthday in style as a star-studded line up of special guests pays tribute to one of the world’s most beloved entertainers in “Betty White’s 2nd Annual 90th Birthday Special,” airing Tuesday, February 5 (8-9 p.m. ET) on NBC.

Blake Shelton, Bill Cosby, Whoopi Goldberg, Sean Hayes, Rico Rodriguez, Lily Tomlin and Sarah Silverman will honor America’s comedy sweetheart, along with Bill Clinton, the 42nd President of the United States. Also on hand to deliver birthday wishes will be Vicki Lawrence --reprising her popular title role from “Mama’s Family” -- Katie Couric and White’s “Hot In Cleveland” co-stars “Valerie Bertinelli, Jane Leeves and Wendie Malick, as well as Zachary Levi, Larry King and Kate Flannery.

The evening will include special performances – including Shelton singing a tailor-made musical number for the birthday girl – as well as comedy and clips that perfectly capture the irreverent tone, spirit and comedic flair that are the hallmark of White’s extraordinary career.

At 91 years old, White is one of the funniest and busiest actresses in Hollywood, currently starring on NBC’s “Betty White’s Off Their Rockers” and TV Land’s “Hot In Cleveland.”  With a career that has spanned more than 60 years, the star of classic series like “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” and “Golden Girls” has created Unforgettable roles in television and film.  She has also authored seven books and won numerous awards, including those for her lifelong work for animal welfare.

“Betty White’s 2nd Annual 90th Birthday Special” is produced by Brad Lachman Productions and Universal Television, with Brad Lachman and Jon Macks serving as executive producers.

 
  • Thomas

    I like Betty White, but this is really weird.

  • Julia

    Is this going to be an annual thing, for real? Why can’t they say shes 91?

  • Oliver

    Ahahahaha, amazingly desperate stuff from NBC.

  • SJ

    She said this was happening the other night on Jimmy Fallon. I just assumed she was being facetious. I guess not…

  • Oliver

    Man, imagine the ratings they’ll get for the funeral special.

  • Samunto

    2nd Annual!!!! It’s abit weird but it’s Betty so it’s all good.

    Shut up Oliver!!!

  • The Cool Max

    Strangest press release ever. Just say she’s 91!!

  • Bitter Ringer Fan

    how many annuals left Betty? :( 3 to 5 maybe

  • THE OLD MAN

    Last year’s was really great w/ Mary Tyler Moore & Carol Burnett, but I don’t see any icons listed this year, so maybe this isn’t a good thing

  • Networkman

    @The Old Man. You don’t consider Bill Cosby an icon? Also listed is Lily Tomlin and let’s not forget Oscar winner Whoopi Goldberg.

  • nick

    I Love this! Woohoo!!!

  • Chuck_T

    Why not? it will get good ratings, just watch and see. I love it.

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