The last surviving star of the main "The Golden Girls" cast celebrated her big day on Sunday (17Jan21), and a host of old friends and fans took to social media to mark the occasion.
Asner shared a screenshot of the old pals from their days on "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" via Twitter and paid a sweet tribute to Betty in the accompanying caption.
"I still get warm when I see this look," he wrote. "Happy 99 baby. You are a testament to living life on your own terms. Sending you a great big socially distanced kiss. I love you @BettyMWhite."
Meanwhile, Farrow tweeted, "Happiest Birthday to the wonderful @BettyMWhite... You brought us joy whenever you appeared on our screens. Thank you!," and singer Nancy Sinatra added, "Happy birthday, dear lady."
"Happy birthday, @BettyMWhite! You're a miracle in every way," posted comedienne and talk show host Ellen DeGeneres, as actor and TV personality Mario Lopez wrote, "Happy 99th birthday to the legendary Betty White!"
"Today both @BettyMWhite and #JamesEarlJones are celebrating birthdays?! How is it not a national holiday?" he asked.
Due to the coronavirus crisis, Betty won't be able to gather with friends and family members for a big bash, but her longtime friend and agent, Jeff Witjas, plans to grant her request for a birthday meal of a hot dog and French fries by picking up the food, along with a bouquet of roses, and delivering it to his star client's Los Angeles home.
As for Betty's other big plans, she joked to The Associated Press via email, "Since I am turning 99, I can stay up as late as I want without asking permission!"