Betty Ford Story, The

1 Nomination
1 Win
The Betty Ford Story tv movie poster

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.

Golden Globe Awards


1988 Winner

1988 Winner

Best Actress - Limited Series, Anthology Series or Television Motion Picture
Gena Rowlands