OAK PARK, Ill. (CBS/AP)— The late Betty White’s hometown of Oak Park is celebrating what would have been the icon’s 100th birthday.. She would have turned 100 on Jan. 17.READ MORE:Off-Duty Chicago Police Officer Kyjuan Tate Charged With Shooting Three People At Bowling Alley In Blue Island
The celebration in Oak Park will be on Jan. 15, so as not to overshadow Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Jan. 17.At 10 a.m., the big event for White will be held at the Classic Cinemas Lake Theatre in downtown Oak Park. The marquee will be showing pictures of White, and there will be cutouts of her image with which participants can take pictures.Read more: CBS Chicago »
Oak Park to honor Betty White with official day; social media celebrates with #BettyWhiteChallengeWhite’s hometown will proclaim Jan, 17 as ' Betty White Day,' while Twitter challenges everyone to help raise funds in her name on behalf of animal shelters everywhere. Her family left that city when she was one year old I mean what is this about . You are being distracted! VotingRightsAct
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Oak Park OAK PARK, Ill.Email In this file photo taken on December 06, 2012 Actress Betty White poses with “Max,” the Grinch’s canine sidekick, at the preview opening of the “Grinchmas” holiday celebration, at Universal Studios Hollywood in Universal City, California.There’s lots happening on and off Knox with the Weir’s Furniture store and the 12-story building above it almost finished.Dallas City Council member Carolyn King Arnold unveils a street sign during a ceremony recognizing South Oak Cliff’s UIL Class 5A Division II football state championship at Dallas City Hall in Dallas, on Wednesday, Jan.
(CBS/AP) — The late Betty White’s hometown of Oak Park is celebrating what would have been the icon’s 100th birthday. . 31, was a lifelong animal lover/animal rights advocate. She would have turned 100 on Jan. The retailer is moving to Knox Street in March. 17. The late actress, who passed away on Dec. READ MORE: Off-Duty Chicago Police Officer Kyjuan Tate Charged With Shooting Three People At Bowling Alley In Blue Island The celebration in Oak Park will be on Jan. Congratulatory banners with the school’s logo hung nearby, and black and gold balloons bordered giant “S.
15, so as not to overshadow Dr. 17, 1922. It’s across from Crate & Barrel and the Apple store. Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Jan. In her honor, “Betty White Day” will be officially commemorated in Oak Park on Jan. 17. The location didn't reopen after temporarily closing in 2020 during the pandemic. At 10 a. The celebration, which will reportedly become an annual event, this year falls on the official holiday honoring Martin Luther King Jr. 22 and that it will be declared “South Oak Cliff Day” in the city.
m., the big event for White will be held at the Classic Cinemas Lake Theatre in downtown Oak Park. 15) at a special memorial/celebration of White’s life hosted by Oak Park village president Vicki Scaman. The marquee will be showing pictures of White, and there will be cutouts of her image with which participants can take pictures. Oak Park Village President Vicki Scaman will give a proclamation for Betty White Day and a representative from the Historical Society of Oak Park and River Forest will give a speech on what Oak Park looked like 100 years ago.m. Turano Bakery will provide a birthday cake.” 1 / 20 Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson greets the South Oak Cliff football team during a ceremony recognizing South Oak Cliff’s UIL Class 5A Division II football state championship at Dallas City Hall in Dallas, on Wednesday, Jan.
The Village of Oak Park also encouraged local businesses to provide a Betty White special that day. The event will also include remarks by Oak Park River Forest Museum historian Frank Lipo; a performance of “The Golden Girls” theme song by Cindy Fee, the original vocalist; “Be Like Betty” balloon photo opps; birthday cake courtesy of Turano Baking Company; and a pet adoption event at 10:30 a. The Village of Oak Park noted that White was born at West Suburban Hospital in 1922, and lived with her parents in an apartment on Pleasant Street and a house on North Taylor Avenue. White’s family moved to Los Angeles when she was a toddler, but, the village said, “she lived her life according to principles that Oak Park came to honor. sponsored by the Animal Care League.” READ MORE: CPS Student Group Organizing Walkout To Protest Return To In-Person Classes; Claim Their COVID Safety Concerns Have Been Ignored “White believed in equality and stood by that her whole career. She defied pressure in 1954 to fire dancer Arthur Duncan from her daytime talk show for his Black skin,” Stacey Sheridan wrote for the village. “Oak Park is not quite St. 12, 2022.
“Her advocacy for the welfare of animals spanned decades. She also bucked social constructs. TMZ and People. She supported the rights of LGBTQ individuals to marry and became a beloved figure within the gay community.” White played clueless Rose Nylund on the hit show “The Golden Girls” from 1985 until 1992. According to People, Mickey’s Restaurant (525 N. She was praised for her role as the lustful Sue Ann Nivens on “The Mary Tyler Moore Show. (Elias Valverde II / Staff Photographer) 6 / 20 Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson speaks during a ceremony recognizing South Oak Cliff’s UIL Class 5A Division II football state championship at Dallas City Hall in Dallas, on Wednesday, Jan.
” White also played outspoken caretaker on “Hot In Cleveland. White’s 100th birthday also is being celebrated on social media with the Twitter hashtag #BettyWhiteChallenge.” She also drew laughs in the 2009 comedy “The Proposal” and the horror spoof “Lake Placid.” By popular demand, she hosted “Saturday Night Live” in 2011. White famously championed care and love for all animals. 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.00 or more in Betty White's name. 12, 2022.
The said White specifically wrote them a letter saying she wants people to know she is from Oak Park – not Chicago. MORE NEWS: (© Copyright 2022 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.) CBS . (Elias Valverde II / Staff Photographer) 11 / 20 Former Dallas Cowboy Russell Maryland speaks during a ceremony recognizing South Oak Cliff’s UIL Class 5A Division II football state championship at Dallas City Hall in Dallas, on Wednesday, Jan.