Knowledge Identifier: +Betty_Ford
Born in 1918.
Countries: United States (76%), California (14%), United Kingdom (2%)
Linked to: The New York Times, Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum, Republican Party, White House
In 1936, after she graduated from high school, she proposed continuing her study of dance in New York City, but her mother refused
Joan Lunden - Her popularity on the "GMA" program from the 1970s through the 1990s allowed her to interview U.S. Presidents and First Ladies Gerald and Betty Ford, Jimmy and Rosalyn Carter, Ronald and Nancy Reagan, George (George_H._W._Bush) and Barbara Bush, Bill and Hillary Clinton, and Texas Governor George and Laura Bush prior to the younger Bush's 2000 election as President
Happy Rockefeller - She is a breast cancer survivor, having undergone a mastectomy in 1974, two weeks after Betty Ford underwent the same operation
Cary Grant - In 1976, after his retirement from movies, Grant made his one overtly partisan appearance, introducing his friend Betty Ford, the First Lady, at the Republican National Convention, but even in this he maintained some distance from partisanship, speaking of "your" party, rather than "ours" in his remarks.
After leaving the White House in 1977, she continued to lead an active public life
In 1982, after her recovery, she established the Betty Ford Center in Rancho Mirage, California, for the treatment of chemical dependency
Gena Rowlands - She won an Emmy for her portrayal of former first lady Betty Ford in the 1987 made-for-TV movie "The Betty Ford Story"
On May 8, 2003, Ford received the Woodrow Wilson award in Los Angeles for her public service from the Woodrow Wilson Center of the Smithsonian Institution
Billy Joel - In March 2005, he checked into the Betty Ford Center, where he spent 30 days for the treatment of alcohol-related problems.
Lindsay Lohan - A few days later she entered the Betty Ford Center, a drug and alcohol treatment center, where she remained on court order for three months until early January 2011.