Daytime Emmys: Betty White to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award

Betty White Live Forever - H 2014
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Betty White Live Forever - H 2014

The 'Hot in Cleveland' star will be honored at the 42nd annual awards show on April 26.

Betty White will be honored with the lifetime achievement award at the 42nd annual Daytime Emmy Awards, the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences announced on Monday.

"Betty White is an American institution," said NATAS president Bob Mauro 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, and the National Academy is proud to be honoring her with a most well-deserved Lifetime Achievement Award.”

The Daytime Emmys will air live on Pop at 5 p.m. PDT on Sunday, April 26.

The Hot in Cleveland star recently was awarded the Favorite TV Icon award at the People's Choice Awards and received a standing ovation.