White, who will celebrate her 96th birthday later this month, added that she’s also made it through more than nine decades by embracing optimism.
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“Enjoy life. Accentuate the positive, not the negative. It sounds so trite, but a lot of people will pick out something to complain about, rather than say, ‘Hey, that was great!’ It’s not hard to find great stuff if you look,” she said.
The “Golden Girls” star has been a Hollywood staple for more than 70 years, and her career shows no signs of slowing down; she recently appeared in a brief role on the Freeform sitcom “Young & Hungry.”
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With so many years in front of the camera under her belt, White explained that she’s learned that Hollywood success is actually simpler than some may think.
“Do your work, learn your lines and come in prepared,” she said. “Don’t think you can wing it, because you can’t. We’re in show business, which is fun, but take your business seriously, because it is a serious business.”