Betty White to Marine: Sorry Sgt., No Ball Date for You White loves 'a man in uniform,' but has filming obligations By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff Posted Jul 19, 2011 9:06 AM CDT 6 comments Comments Actress Betty White visits 'Late Night With Jimmy Fallon' at Rockefeller Center on June 14, 2011 in New York City. (Getty Images) (Newser) – Aww, poor Sgt. Ray Lewis won't be attending his Marine Corps ball with a Golden Girl: Lewis, inspired by other Marines who invited certain A-listers to their upcoming galas, extended an invitation to "all-around perfect" Betty White. But while she is "deeply flattered"—and loves "a man in uniform"-—the 89-year-old actress says in a statement to Access Hollywood that she can't attend due to filming obligations. For happier endings, click for more on Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis, who will be attending Marine balls.