Betty White, 98, to star as drill sergeant who 'whips would-be Santas into ...

Betty White, 98, to star as drill sergeant who 'whips would-be Santas into shape' in upcoming Lifetime Christmas movie

By Dan Heching For Dailymail.com

Published: 01:59 BST, 8 May 2020 | Updated: 02:00 BST, 8 May 2020

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TV icon Betty White has had an illustrious career in television and film that has unbelievably spanned more than 80 years, and she's showing no signs of stopping now.

The Emmy-winning Golden Girls star, who turned a whopping 98 years young this past January, has signed on for a yet-to-be titled Christmas movie for Lifetime's It’s a Wonderful Lifetime slate. 

As reported by TVLine, White will play the sassy drill sergeant of a yuletide bootcamp of sorts who 'helps whip would-be Santas into shape, spreading the true meaning of Christmas and leading everyone to wonder: Is she secretly Mrs. Claus?' according to the official description. 

More to come: Betty White, who turned a whopping 98 years young this past January, has signed on for a yet-to-be titled Christmas movie for Lifetime; seen here in 2012

More to come: Betty White, who turned a whopping 98 years young this past January, has signed on for a yet-to-be titled Christmas movie for Lifetime; seen here in 2012

Looking over White's prolific catalogue, it's unsurprising that this new project isn't the TV legend's first time appearing in a Christmas-related title.

In 2003, she starred opposite Tony Danza in TV movie Stealing Christmas, and five years prior to that she portrayed Mrs. Claus in another made-for-television movie, Noddy: Anything Can Happen at Christmas.

And these don't include the Christmas episodes of Betty's two most celebrated sitcoms, The Mary Tyler Moore Show and Golden Girls.

Additionally, White was a guest actor in many other TV series, such as Bob starring Bob Newhart, which also welcomed the actress for a Christmas episode. 

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