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Monday, April 23, 2012 12:02 p.m.

Betty White to speak at Lisner

The Smithsonian Institution will host television star Betty White at Lisner Auditorium next month. Photo by David Shankbone used under the Creative Commons License

Millennial’s most beloved 90-year-old will be coming to Lisner Auditorium next month.

Known to college-aged audiences for her wit on “Saturday Night Live,” White will speak May 17 about her seven decades-long career, love of zoos and her new book, “Betty & Friends: My Life at the Zoo,” according to The Washington Post.

Tickets for members of the Smithsonian Associates, the organization hosting the event, went on sale Sunday.

University spokeswoman Candace Smith said Sunday that “a limited number” of student tickets will be available for purchase.

White, the last member of the “Golden Girls,” also hosts her own show “Off Their Rockers” and the TV Land sitcom “Hot in Cleveland.”