Madame Tussauds Hollywood unveiled a Betty White wax figure yesterday afternoon, making White the oldest person to be immortalized by the popular museum. The Golden Girls and Hot in Cleveland star celebrated her 90th birthday last January.
“I want to thank Madame Tussauds Hollywood for taking their sweet time in making my wax figure," White said in a statement. “Would it have killed them to do this 50 years ago before gravity took over? Seriously though, it will be an honor to stand among the greats like George Burns and Lucille Ball."
As with all of Madame Tussauds wax pieces, the Betty White figure cost around $300,000 and hundreds of photos and man hours to complte. White’s wax figure will join the figures of such celebrities as Angelina Jolie, Marilyn Monroe, and Audrey Hepburn.
Born in Illinois in 1922 (the same year The Great Gatsby is set), White began acting in 1939 and has won seven Emmy Awards. Most people know White for her role as Rose in The Golden Girls, though the actress currently stars in the TV Land sitcom Hot in Cleveland and hosts the practical-joke show Betty White's Off Their Rockers.
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