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Betty White to receive lifetime achievement award at Daytime Emmys

Betty White, pictured in January 2015. Frazer Harrison / Getty Images

NEW YORK — Show-biz sweetheart Betty White is about to get another dose of love, this time from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

The 93-year-old will be honoured with this year’s lifetime achievement award next month at the 42nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards.

In the 1960s, White was a frequent contestant on Password, where she met and subsequently wed its host, Allen Ludden. She also appeared on The Match Game and The $25,000 Pyramid.

She was the first woman to receive an Emmy Award for outstanding game show host for the show Just Men. And she had a recurring role on The Bold and the Beautiful from 2006 to 2009.

Previous honourees include Oprah Winfrey, Barbara Walters and Regis Philbin.

White has six Primetime Emmy Awards.

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The Daytime Emmys air April 26.

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