Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Hugh Jackman, Mary Tyler Moore and More to Fete Betty White on Her 90th Birthday

White with Jimmy Fallon
Some of Hollywood’s biggest stars -- including Mary Tyler Moore, Hugh Jackman, Jay Leno, Amy Poehler and Carol Burnett -- will celebrate Betty White’s 90th Birthday: A Tribute to America’s Golden Girl Monday, January 16 (8-9:30 p.m. ET) on NBC.

White, who is white hot with the TV Land show, Hot in Cleveland, and a new NBC hidden camera show, Betty White's Off Their Rockers, will be feted by co-stars Valerie Bertinelli, Wendie Mallick and Jane Leeves, her Mary Tyler Moore co-stars Ed Asner, Valerie Harper and Gavin MacLeod and others, including , William Shatner, Joel McHale, Hugh Jackman, Jane Leno, Amy Poehler and Carol Burnett.  (She is the sole surviving member of the Golden Girls cast.)

The special, taping at the Biltmore Hotel in downtown Los Angeles, will include special musical performances, surprise appearances and comedy marking the star's six-decade career in show business. White will take the stage to share some memories and give thanks to those who've honoring her.

Immediately following the birthday special will be a sneak preview of Off Their Rockers.

White uttered her first broadcasting words on the radio in 1947.  She has since been featured on numerous game shows (with her late husband Allen Ludden), on The Mary Tyler Moore Show, The Golden Girls and, now, Hot In Cleveland.  A seven-time Emmy Award winner, she has also been a famously devoted animal rights activist.

Off Their Rockers will feature, according to NBC, "sassy septuagenarians who are hip, sexy...sent to the streets to pull shockingly hilarious pranks on the younger generation."

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