The Betty Ford Story (TV Movie)
President Gerald Ford’s wife, Betty, brought her own stamp to the role of First Lady. Outgoing and warm, she became an instant hit with a public wearied of the corruption and personal drama of the Watergate era. But behind the gracious exterior she hid a secret: an addiction to alcohol and prescription drugs.
Ultimately, she would own up to those personal demons…and triumph over them, setting an example for others.
Gena Rowlands portrays Betty Ford, winning an Emmy and a Golden Globe for her inspirational performance in this tale of Ford’s life as a loving wife and mother to secret substance abuser to founder of the Betty Ford Center, the renowned addiction clinic that remains a monument to her courage.