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Capturing the Fun and Glam Style of Betty Ford in ‘The First Lady’

As the proverbial woman behind the most powerful man on earth, the first lady plays an often undefined role as political ally, emissary, hostess and, in some cases, arbiter of style. Showtime’s new series The First Lady takes a look at three women who lived at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. in the years spanning 1933 to 2020, starring Gillian Anderson as the longest-serving first lady, Eleanor Roosevelt; Michelle Pfeiffer as Betty Ford; and Viola Davis as Michelle Obama. Their private and personal journey is often depicted by their costumes, with the common denominator being their shared love of pearls.More from The Hollywood...
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Did Betty Ford Have Alcoholism? Details on 'The First Lady'

Taking on a role as First Lady can be remarkably difficult, no matter the circumstances, but many truly remarkable women have served in that role over the history of the United States. The First Lady, a new series on Showtime, zooms in on three women in particular: Eleanor Roosevelt, Betty Ford, and Michelle Obama. As a result, many are learning new facts about each of these women that they didn't know before.
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‘The First Lady’ Stars Viola Davis, Michelle Pfeiffer and Gillian Anderson on Becoming Michelle Obama, Betty Ford and Eleanor Roosevelt

Click here to read the full article. Michelle Pfeiffer didn’t know much about Betty Ford before she signed on to play her in the new Showtime anthology series “The First Lady.” “I really only knew about, of course, the Betty Ford Center, which is I think what she’s the most famous for,” Pfeiffer told me at the show’s premiere on Thursday at the DGA building in Los Angeles. “And I knew that she came out and was open and transparent about her own issues with substance abuse and alcoholism, which was very, very taboo at the time. And she was discouraged...
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