Betty White to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award at the 42nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards

"Betty White is an American institution," said the NATAS in a statement

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Betty White‘s illustrious career will be honored by the Daytime Emmy Awards on April 26, when she’ll be granted the lifetime achievement award, the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences announced in a press release.

White, 93, is in good company: she joins previous honorees including Oprah Winfrey, Barbara Walters, Merv Griffin and Regis Philbin.

“Betty White is an American institution,” said Bob Mauro, president of the NATAS, in a statement. “Betty’s career as a female pioneer has followed television from literally the beginning of the medium, winning her first Emmy Award in 1952, to the digital-streaming future, winning again in 2010.

“She is one of the most beloved female performers in the history of television.”

The veteran actress already has 5 Emmy Awards to her name and has received a total of 21 nominations.

Let’s hope that this achievement award follows in the same vein as the one she received at the People’s Choice Awards in January, when Chris Evans escorted her onto the stage like the actual, real-life superhero that he is.

The 42nd annual Daytime Emmy Awards airs April 26 (8 p.m. ET) on Pop.

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