"To the sweetest gal in the world," Asner wrote his longtime friend. "Happy birthday sweetheart! I love you."
Born in 1922, White made her acting debut in 1945 in the short film "Time to Kill" at age 23 and was hosting her own radio and TV shows by the 1950s. But it was really her charming turns on "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" and "Golden Girls" that catapulted her to super stardom.
In 2010, White received the SAG Lifetime Achievement Award for her contributions to TV, film and society. She's amassed an impressive collection of honors throughout her illustrious career, including five Emmys out of 21 nominations spanning more than 50 years.
As she nears triple digits, the "Golden Girls" alum looked spry as ever in paparazzi photos reportedly taken Thursday, flashing her trademark dimpled smile to the camera while walking arm-in-arm with her driver in Beverly Hills. In true movie star fashion, the industry icon sported a bright turquoise ensemble accented with a pink geometric scarf on her birthday eve.
Her most recent projects include Disney's "Toy Story 4" and Disney+'s "Forky Asks a Question," for which she voiced the same character, Bitey White.
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