WATCH | Jan. 17 marks the 95th birthday for Betty White, whose fans plan on keeping her around for awhile. (So, step off, 2017!)
Fans are looking out for her
When other celebs died last year, a fan's GoFundMe page vowed to "protect Betty White from 2016."
Demetrios Hrysikos of Spartanburg, South Carolina, aimed to look out for her well-being through Jan. 1. Whether or not his initiative helped that cause remains uncertain, but apparently now the onus is on everyone to keep her safe and sound.
"Twilight" star Robert Pattinson has called White "one of the sexiest women in America."
She holds the Guinness record as the woman with the longest TV career by an entertainer: 78 years and counting.
As a star of TV's "Life with Elizabeth" in 1951, she was nominated for the very first Emmy for Best Actress.
In the '70s, her breakthrough role on "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" yielded two consecutive Emmy wins.
Once married to the late game show host Allen Ludden, White offered hilarious answers on the original "Match Game." They were as sweet and as bawdy as she is. (And at least once, Ludden was the subject of the amusing responses from White and the rest of the celebrity panel.)
She later became the first woman to win an Emmy for Outstanding Game Show host, for "Just Men!"
She's even got a Grammy via her spoken-word album "If You Ask Me (And of Course You Won't)."
Thanks to reruns, fans can't get enough of her turn as Rose Nylund on the ageless sitcom "The Golden Girls."
(Also, good luck not singing along to that insanely catchy theme song.)
That show's popularity helped fuel a viral Facebook campaign for her to host "SNL."
It worked: She hosted on May 8, 2011, when she appeared with many of the series' most famous alumnae, including Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolph and Molly Shannon.
She's also revered for her love of animals: She serves on the board for the Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association's foundation. In addition, proceeds from her 2011 calendar and clothing line benefited the Morris Animal Foundation, which she's supported for more than 40 years.
She's continued to bring the funny in films ("The Proposal") and TV ("Off Their Rockers," "Hot in Cleveland").
Asked in 2010 if there's anything left in Hollywood for her to do, White replied, "Robert Redford."