In this June 9, 2010 file photo, actress Betty White poses for a portrait on the set of the television show "Hot in Cleveland" in Studio City section of Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)
(Meredith) -- America's favorite Golden Girl is adding another candle to her birthday cake.
Betty White turns 96 years young Wednesday!
The Emmy award-winning actress told Parade Magazine the secret to a long life is to "accentuate the positive, not the negative."
As for her diet, she said her favorite items include vodka and hot dogs, "probably in that order."
White has worked in show business for nearly 75 years.
Best known for her role as the sweet and clueless Rose Nylund on "The Golden Girls", she is considered by many a living legend and icon.
She’s won seven Emmy awards, three American Comedy awards, three Screen Actors Guild awards, a Grammy, and has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
There's still one major item on White's bucket list: meeting Robert Redford. White says she tries to meet the actor every year but has yet to do so.
To celebrate the legendary funny woman, take a look at some of her best quotes.
On Her Looks:
"I may be a senior, but so what? I'm still hot" -- During "I'm Still Hot" music video
On Her Healthy Lifestyle:
“I’m a health nut. My favorite food is hot dogs with French fries. And my exercise: I have a two-story house and a very bad memory, so I’m up and down those stairs.” -- In a 2012 interview with the New York Times
"I've always liked older men. They're just more attractive to me. Of course, at my age, there aren't that many left."-- In an interview with Parade
"If the guy's a cutie, you've got to tap that booty."-- During an episode of "Hot in Cleveland"
On Social Media:
“I didn't know what Facebook was and now that I do know what it is, it sounds like a huge waste of time.” -- During her 2010 opening monologue on SNL
On Getting Older:
“It’s not a surprise, we knew it was coming -- make the most of it. So you may not be as fast on your feet, and the image in your mirror may be a little disappointing, but if you are still functioning and not in pain, gratitude should be the name of the game.” -- During a New York Times Talk
On Her Biggest Regret:
“I have no regrets at all. None. I consider myself to be the luckiest old broad on two feet.” -- To Guinness World Records
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