Betty White in Wax: Madame Tussauds Adds 'Golden Girls' Star in DC

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Wednesday, 09 Oct 2013 07:09 AM

By Alexandra Ward

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Betty White, the 91-year-old former "Golden Girl" and avid animal lover, will make her wax debut Wednesday with a new statue at Madame Tussauds museum in Washington, D.C.

Lisa LaFontaine, CEO of the Washington Humane Society, will unveil the new wax figure and honor White for her devotion to helping animals, The Associated Press reported. There will also reportedly be a mobile pet adoption center at the unveiling.

This isn't the first time White, who currently stars on TV Land's "Hot in Cleveland," has been cast in wax. She was inducted into the Madame Tussauds museum in Los Angeles in 2012.

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Overall, there are 15 Madame Tussauds locations on four different continents. The museums feature wax molds of celebrities, politicians, and well-known personalities.

White turned 91 back in January and the comedic actress shows no signs of slowing down. For her birthday celebration, the Lifeline Program adopted a red-tailed boa constrictor named Jacob from the Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens in her name. White works as a spokesperson for Lifeline, a life-settlement specialist company.

"Jacob the boa constrictor is good as gold and cuddles in my arms and around my neck," White said of her gift.

Many consider White to have paved the way for modern-day comediennes like Kristen Wiig and Tina Fey, and she says she doesn’t plan on going anywhere anytime soon.

"Retirement is not in my vocabulary," White famously said in 2010. "They aren't going to get rid of me that way."

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