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Betty White dead at 99

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Betty White

Betty White, former Golden Girl and national treasure, would've turned 100 on Jan. 17.

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Actress Betty White, whose saucy, up-for-anything charm made her a television mainstay for more than 60 years, has died.

She was 99.

White’s death was confirmed by her longtime agent Jeff Witjas in a phone call Friday with publicist Pam Golum.

Her quirky characters over more than a half-century included the oddball Rose Nylund in “The Golden Girls” and the outspoken caretaker on “Hot In Cleveland.”

She also drew laughs in “The Proposal” and the horror spoof “Lake Placid.”

White once said her character Sue Ann Nivens in “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” could be “icky-sweet” but was “really a piranha type.”

That role brought her two Emmys.

White would have turned 100 on Jan. 17.

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