Happy 97th birthday, Betty White!

(CBS) -- Actress Betty White turns 97 Thursday!

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The famed actress's career has spanned more than seven decades in both film and television.

According to CNN, the 6-time Emmy winner told Parade magazine that the secret to a long life is to "accentuate the positive, not the negative."

As for her diet, White says her favorites are vodka and hot dogs, in that order.