A film honoring the life of TV actress Betty White, set to mark her 100th birthday, will still be shown nationwide after the 99-year-old dies on December 31.
The film, “Betty White: 100 Years Young – a Birthday Celebration”, will screen in nearly 900 theaters across the country on Jan. 17, which would have been her birthday, according to USA today.
“Our hearts mourn the passing of Betty White today. Over the many years we have worked with her, we have developed a great love and admiration for Betty as a person and as an accomplished artist,” said the film’s producers, Steve Boettcher and Mike Trinklein. , said in a declaration by Fathom Events.
“We will go ahead with our plan to show the film on January 17th in the hopes that our film will provide everyone who loved her with a way to celebrate her life – and find out what made her such a great. national treasure, ”they added.
In memory of White, “Saturday Night Live” will rebroadcast a 2010 episode hosted by the beloved actress on Saturday, the show. noted.
People Magazine’s year-end issue also features White on the cover and reads “Betty White Turns 100!” The issue was closed on December 23 and hit newsstands Wednesday, just days before White’s death. The New York Times reported.
White’s agent and friend Jeff Witjas confirmed his death on Friday.
“Even though Betty was about to turn 100, I thought she would live forever,” Witjas told People Magazine in a statement.
“I will miss her terribly, as will the animal world she loved so much. I don’t think Betty was ever afraid of dying because she always wanted to be with her most beloved husband Allen Ludden. ‘she would be with him again, “he added.