The Betty Ford Story (1987) Online
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 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.
|Cast overview, first billed only:|
|Gena Rowlands||-||Betty Ford|
|Josef Sommer||-||President Gerald Ford|
|Nan Woods||-||Susan Ford|
|Jack Rader||-||Long Beach Doctor|
|Kenneth Tigar||-||Dr. Lukash|
|Laura Leigh Hughes||-||Gayle Ford|
|Daniel McDonald||-||Mike Ford|
|Brian McNamara||-||Steve Ford|
|Bradley Whitford||-||Jack Ford|
|Michael Greene||-||Head Usher|
|Stanley Grover||-||General Alexander Haig|
In 1980 Anne Bancroft was announced as starring in an adaptation of Betty Ford's memoir, "The Times of My Life," but the film was not made.