Betty White is an absolute living legend, with a career spanning more than half a century. It’s amazing how long she’s been working in Hollywood, and it’s about time we start giving her some serious credit for it. To that end, she’ll finally be receiving a Lifetime Achievement Award at this year’s Daytime Emmys on April 26th.
The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences announced the special award on Monday with the following statement coming from NATAS president Bob Mauro:
“Betty White is an American institution. Betty’s career as a female pioneer has followed television from literally the beginning of the medium, winning her first Emmy Award in 1952, to the digital-streaming future, winning again in 2010. “She is one of the most beloved female performers in the history of television.”
Betty got her first Emmy back in 1952 and has received 4 more since. She’s been nominated an incredible 21 times. It’s awesome that she’s 93 years old and still going strong, with no signs of slowing down. YOU GO, BETTY!