Betty White Once Revealed Where She Got Her Love For Animals From

by Samantha Whidden
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Although she is known for her acting talents on the small and big screens, Betty White is also well known for her love for animals. But what really drew her to those creatures? 

According to Fox News, Betty White once revealed that her parents inspired her to love animals. “My mother and dad were big animal lovers, too. I just don’t know how I would have lived without animals around me. I’m fascinated by them — both domestic pets and the wild community.”

Betty White also declared that animals are the most interesting things in the world to her. She stated she actually wanted to be a zookeeper when she was growing up. “I’ve been working with the Los Angeles Zoo for 45 years! I’m the luckiest old broad on two feet because my life is divided absolutely in half. Half animals and half show business. You can’t ask for better than two things you love the most.”

Betty White also admitted the key reasons she loves animals so much.  “Animals don’t lie. Animals don’t criticize. If animals have moody days, they handle them better than humans do.”

While she has a love for both animals and show business, Betty White has stated she has other interests in mind. “I try to keep current in what’s going on in the world,” she explained. “I do mental excises and I don’t have any trouble memorizing. My lines because of the crossword puzzles I do every day to keep my mind a little limber. I don’t sit and vegetate.”

Betty White Will Celebrate Her 100th Birthday Next Month 

On January 17, 2022, Betty White will be celebrating her 100th birthday! The actress has been in Hollywood since the 1930s and is best known for her work on Golden Girls, Hot in Cleveland, and The Mary Tyler Moore Show. She was also the first woman to produce a sitcom, which was Life With Elizabeth. 

Fox News reported that Betty White has been referred to as “America’s Sweetheart” and the “First Lady of Television.” The actress was also inducted into the Television Hall of Fame in 1995 and has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. She has eight Emmy Awards as well. 

She previously spoke about her award success throughout the years. “I got an award for everything: inhaling, exhaling. I’ve been so spoiled rotten. I’m the luckiest old broad on two feet. Truly! I’ve always been working at something.”

In regards to what roles she enjoys playing, Betty White once said, “It’s fun once in a while to do a serious part but I really enjoy doing comedy because I love to laugh.”