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Niagara Falls to be lit up in white tonight to honour Betty White's 100th birthday

The Horseshoe and American falls will be lit up white Monday night to honour what would have been iconic actor Betty White’s 100th birthday.

White, who died last month at 99, to be honored 7:30 to 7:45 p.m. ET on both sides of border

The Horsehshoe Falls, illuminated white, in file photo from the Niagara Falls Illumination Board. For 15 minutes on Monday night, Niagara Falls will pay tribute to Betty White by lighting up, in white, both the Canadian and American waterfalls. (Supplied/Niagara Falls Illumination Board)

For 15 minutes on Monday night, Niagara Falls will pay tribute to legendary actor Betty White by lighting up both the Canadian and American waterfalls — in white, of course.

The Niagara Falls Illumination Board says the Horseshoe and American falls will be washed in white between 7:30 p.m. and 7:45 p.m. ET to honour what would have been the Illinois-born star's 100th birthday. 

White, known for her portrayal of Rose on the late 1980s sitcom Golden Girls and for her roles in other shows, died Dec. 31 at her home in Los Angeles following a Dec. 25 stroke.

Her comedic chops and up-for-anything charm made her a television mainstay for more than 60 years, leaving several generations of fans in mourning.

The illumination board has financed and operated the nightly lighting of the falls since 1925. It is made up of representatives from many local boards and municipal governments on both sides of the border.

White, shown in Los Angeles on June 9, 2010, died last month just a couple of weeks short of her 100th birthday. (Matt Sayles/The Associated Press)

With files from The Associated Press

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