Betty White’s Hometown to Host “Betty White Day”
Betty White missed her centennial party by a few weeks, but fans of the legendary actress still find ways to celebrate her life and legacy. Like People reports that White’s hometown of Oak Park, Ill. is hosting “Betty White Day” on what would have been her 100th birthday.
White was born in Oak Park on January 17, 1922. Her family moved to California shortly after her birth, but Oak Park still claims its famous short-lived resident. On Monday, January 17, the city will celebrate its connection to fame with a day filled with its favorite things.
For Betty White Day, local business Mickey’s Restaurant offers a special meal of hot dogs, fries and Diet Coke, some of White’s favorite dishes. Oak Park’s Turano Bakery bakes a huge birthday cake in the Golden girl the honor of the star. The festivities will also include a Betty White mural competition, with the winning design earning a permanent downtown spot.
Betty White died at her home on December 31, 2021, aged 99. His memorable performances on The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Daddy’s Girls, and Hot in Cleveland are only part of its heritage. The accolades she has accumulated over the course of her life include the oldest Saturday Night Live host, longest-running Emmy nominee and longest-serving TV host.