A look back of key moments from Betty White's careers

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Fans stitchery astir Betty White's Hollywood star

Gregg Donovan was among a radical of fans gathered astatine Betty White's prima connected the Hollywood Walk of Fame to wage respect to the precocious histrion Friday afternoon.

Donovan said helium was shocked upon proceeding the quality of her decease and brought flowers to spot connected her star.

"She was a beauteous quality being and lukewarm and humble. Gregarious, and it is simply a sad thing," Donovan, the ceremonial ambassador of Hollywood, told CNN. "It is simply a bittersweet time successful Hollywood and around the world."
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Betty White was honored during the 2018 Emmy Awards for her much than 80 years successful amusement business

From CNN's Chloe Melas

Betty White speaks onstage during the 70th Emmy Awards astatine  Microsoft Theater connected  September 17, 2018, successful  Los Angeles.Betty White speaks onstage during the 70th Emmy Awards astatine Microsoft Theater connected September 17, 2018, successful Los Angeles. (Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Betty White took the signifier astatine the 2018 Emmy Awards to a lasting ovation.

White was honored for her much than 80 years successful amusement business, including respective decades successful television.

“Somebody said thing the different time astir archetypal woman of television, and I took it arsenic a large compliment,” White said. “Then came the punchline, ‘And past I heard her talking to her girl a small later, and she said, ‘first lady, she’s that old. She was the archetypal 1 mode back.’”

White, who starred connected deed shows similar “The Golden Girls” and “The Mary Tyler Moore Show,” was besides poignant.

“Little did I imagination then, that I would beryllium present and it’s unthinkable that I’m inactive successful this concern and that you are inactive putting up with me,” White said. “I americium thanking you. It’s unthinkable that you tin enactment successful a vocation this agelong and inactive person radical enactment up with you. I privation they did that astatine home.”

She got the assemblage laughing again with a gag astir “Saturday Night Live” creator Lorne Michaels.

“I privation to convey Lorne Michaels, not lone this contiguous but each the fantastic things helium has done with me, nary for me,” White quipped. “All I tin accidental is it’s specified a blessed concern to beryllium successful and however fortunate tin beryllium I beryllium and however overmuch I accidental convey you to each and each 1 of you.”

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President Biden calls Betty White "a beauteous lady"

From CNN's Betsy Klein

The President reacted to quality that actress Betty White has died astatine 99, conscionable weeks abbreviated of her 100th birthday.

"That’s a shame, she was a beauteous lady,” Biden told reporters successful Wilmington, Delaware. "Ninety-nine years old, my parent would accidental 'God emotion her,' incredible.”

First woman Jill Biden added, “Who didn’t emotion Betty White. We’re truthful bittersweet astir her death.”

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Ryan Reynolds connected Betty White: "She was large astatine defying expectation"

Actor Ryan Reynolds said the "world looks different" pursuing Betty White's passing astatine property 99.

The histrion said successful a tweet that White "was large astatine defying expectation" and "managed to turn precise aged and somehow, not aged enough."

The two starred in the 2009 movie "The Proposal," and ever since, Reynolds had been publically calling White his "ex-girlfriend."

The iconic histrion responded successful an interrogation with People, saying, "I've heard Ryan can't get implicit his happening for me, but Robert Redford is The One."

Reynolds responded with a tweet, joking, "I'm perfectly sick of the media exploiting past relationships conscionable to thrust clicks."

Reynolds is acceptable to look successful a peculiar movie event adjacent period honoring what would person been White's 100th day

See Reynolds' tweet:

CNN's Marianne Garvey contributed reporting to this post. 

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Betty White shared her secrets to happiness up of turning 100

From CNN's Chloe Melas

Betty White, a nationalist treasure, was weeks distant from celebrating her 100th birthday.

The award-winning histrion spoke to People Magazine ahead of the milestone, saying, "I'm truthful fortunate to beryllium successful specified bully wellness and consciousness truthful bully astatine this age. It's amazing," White said.

White revealed a concealed to her longevity, joking that she tries "to debar thing green" successful her diet.

"I deliberation it's working," she quipped.

White has starred successful bid similar "The Golden Girls" and "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" implicit the years and says she present lives a quieter life, playing crossword puzzles and paper games, according to the magazine. She besides loves to ticker wildlife documentaries, "Jeopardy!" and golf.

But the cardinal to her happiness, the histrion and philanthropist said, is that she works to "always find the positive" successful her life.

"I got it from my mom, and that ne'er changed," she said.

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Actor Marlon Wayans says helium thought White would "live forever"

Actor Marlon Wayans joined successful a chorus of praise for the precocious Betty White, calling the histrion "an inspiration of however to unrecorded this damn life."

Wayans shared his thoughts astir the precocious "Golden Girls" prima connected Facebook Friday afternoon.

Read his post:

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Ellen DeGeneres: "I'm grateful for each 2nd I got to walk with Betty White"

Ellen DeGeneres, left, and Betty White talk  onstage astatine  The People's Choice Awards astatine  Nokia Theatre LA Live connected  January 7, 2015, successful  Los Angeles.Ellen DeGeneres, left, and Betty White talk onstage astatine The People's Choice Awards astatine Nokia Theatre LA Live connected January 7, 2015, successful Los Angeles. (Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Fellow comedian Ellen DeGeneres honored Betty White successful a tweet, saying she is "grateful for each second" she got to walk with the erstwhile "Golden Girls" actress.

White appeared multiple times connected DeGeneres' show.

See her tweet:

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This was Betty White's past tweet

The past tweet histrion Betty White sent earlier her decease was astir her upcoming 100th day and the People Magazine screen commemorating it.

The "Golden Girls" histrion told the magazine that the cardinal to her upbeat quality was being "born a cockeyed optimist."

White had 1.5 cardinal followers connected Twitter.

Read her past tweet:

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Tributes statesman to determination successful pursuing Betty White's death

Celebrities are mourning the decease of Betty White connected societal media.

Here's a look astatine immoderate tributes being shared truthful far:

Actor LeVar Burton

Actor Mario Lopez

Actor George Takei

Comedian Kathy Griffin 

Actor Henry Winkler

Journalist Dan Rather

Comedian Seth Myers

Comedian Andy Cohen

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