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LA Mural, Tributes Honor Betty White On 100th Birthday

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – There were multiple tributes in Los Angeles Monday to honor acting legend Betty White on what would have been her 100th birthday.

Artist Corie Mattie Creates "Be More Like Betty" Betty White Mural In Los Angeles To Honor The Late Actress And Encourage Dog Rescue Donations
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 12: "Be More Like Betty" Betty White Mural In Los Angeles on January 12, 2022 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images)

The "Be More Like Betty" mural located in the 7700 block of Melrose Avenue in the Fairfax District was created to honor White's work with animal rescue groups.

The mural, which took 15 hours to complete by artist Corie Mattie, includes a QR code that fans can scan and then donate directly to Wagmor Pets, a Studio City dog rescue that White worked with.

Meanwhile, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti was on hand for a tribute to White at the L.A. Zoo. White was a longtime supporter of the zoo. The tribute was held at the Allen Ludden Plaza, named for White's late husband. White supported the L.A. Zoo for more than five decades.

"Something feels a little incomplete here today, not just at the zoo, but in L.A., and that's a loss of an angel here today in the City of Angels, our dear friend Betty White," Garcetti said. "I know we were all looking forward to celebrating 100 years with her, but heaven called her a couple weeks early."

Garcetti Betty White tribute
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti speaking at a tribute to the late actress Betty White at the L.A. Zoo. Jan. 17, 2022. (CBSLA)

Pink's Hot Dogs and Madame Tussauds in Hollywood were also honoring White. Fans can stop by Pink's and purchase the famous "Betty White Naked Hot Dog," with all proceeds going to the L.A. Zoo. For any donation amount, fans can also take a picture with White's wax figure at Tussauds.

White died on Dec. 31 at the age of 99. "The Golden Girls" actress had the longest-running career in television history as a woman, having starred in shows since 1939.

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