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National treasure Betty White celebrates 97th birthday

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This 2010 photo shows actress Betty White at the relatively young age of 88. (David Shankbone / CC BY 2.0 / MGN)

Twitter users who saw Betty White’s name trending Thursday morning were relieved to learn the actress and comedian is not only still alive but celebrating her 97th birthday.

Birthday wishes for the “Golden Girls” star poured in as fans recalled some of her most memorable moments from her decades as a pop culture icon.

A friend told Closer Weekly recently that White planned a lowkey party to mark the occasion with “buffet food, a professional piano player, and just a lovely vibe.”

The six-time Emmy-winner attributed her longevity to vodka and hot dogs in an interview with Parade Magazine last year.

“Enjoy life. Accentuate the positive, not the negative. It sounds so trite, but a lot of people will pick out something to complain about, rather than say, ‘Hey, that was great!’ It’s not hard to find great stuff if you look,” White said.

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