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The Betty Ford Story (1987)

TV Movie | 96 min | Biography, Drama

Based on the life of the former first lady, this film depicts the ups and downs of Betty Ford, the wife of President Gerald Ford. While Betty seems to ease into her prominent role in the White House and becomes a popular public figure, she...See moreBased on the life of the former first lady, this film depicts the ups and downs of Betty Ford, the wife of President Gerald Ford. While Betty seems to ease into her prominent role in the White House and becomes a popular public figure, she must contend with breast cancer and secretly abuses both prescription medications and alcohol. Eventually, she confronts her problems, leading to the founding of the Betty Ford Center, a chemical dependency treatment facility. Written by Jwelch5742 See less
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Karen Hall (teleplay) | Betty Ford (book "The Times of My Life") | Chris Chase (book "The Times of My Life")
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Updated Mar 2, 1987

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Mar 2, 1987 (United States)

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38 cast members
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Gena Rowlands
Betty Ford Betty Ford   See fewer
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Josef Sommer
President Gerald Ford President Gerald Ford   See fewer
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Nan Woods
Susan Ford Susan Ford   See fewer
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Jack Rader
Long Beach Doctor Long Beach Doctor   See fewer
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Kenneth Tigar
Dr. Lukash Dr. Lukash   See fewer
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Laura Leigh Hughes
Gayle Ford Gayle Ford   See fewer
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Daniel McDonald
Mike Ford Mike Ford   See fewer
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Brian McNamara
Steve Ford Steve Ford   See fewer
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Bradley Whitford
Jack Ford Jack Ford   See fewer
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Michael Greene
Head Usher Head Usher   See fewer
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Stanley Grover
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Peter Jason
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Don Stewart
Nelson Nelson   See fewer
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Sierra Pecheur
Pat Benedict (as Sierre Pecheur) Pat Benedict (as Sierre Pecheur)   See fewer
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Ellen Blake
Sandra Sandra   See fewer
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Sheila Kelley
Charlotte Charlotte   See fewer
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Patricia Allison
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Ron Britt
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John David Conti
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Michael Flanagan
Dr. Fouty Dr. Fouty   See fewer
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Jeanne Hepple
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Grant Loud
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Muriel Minot
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Ben Rawnsley
Bob Hartman Bob Hartman   See fewer
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Toni Sawyer
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Susan Watson
Louise Abbruzzese Louise Abbruzzese   See fewer
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Kelly Bennett
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Rod Britt
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Ratings Breakdown

6.4 / 10 | 83 votes