Betty White to Receive Lifetime Achievement Honor at ICG Publicists Awards

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The event is set for March 2 in Beverly Hills.

Betty White has been tapped to receive the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 55th annual International Cinematographers Guild Publicists Awards in the spring.

ICG, IATSE Local 600 will hold its annual luncheon March 2 at the Beverly Hilton.

"Betty White is a joy and a national treasure," ICG national president Steven Poster said. "She brings a smile to the nation's face, and the ICG is honored to celebrate her inspiring accomplishments."

White, 95, has been working in showbiz for more than 70 years, amassing seven Emmy Awards along the way. She has starred in such shows as The Mary Tyler Moore Show, The Carol Burnett Show, The Golden Girls and, more recently, Hot in Cleveland.

She also has written eight books and been honored for her lifelong work in animal welfare.

Said White: "It is such an honor to be recognized for a lifetime of doing what you love. I do not ever take it for granted." 

Henri Bollinger and Tim Menke return as chairs for this year's awards, which traditionally occur the week leading up to the Academy Awards. 

Nominations will be announced in January.