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The Betty Ford Story
Based onThe Times of My Life
by Betty Ford
Chris Chase
Written byKaren Hall
Directed byDavid Greene
StarringGena Rowlands
Josef Sommer
Nan Woods
Music byArthur B. Rubinstein
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
Executive producersRobert Papazian
David L. Wolper
ProducerMark Wolper
Production locationsLong Beach Naval Hospital
Long Beach, California
CinematographyDennis Dalzell
EditorParkie L. Singh
Production companiesDavid L. Wolper Productions
Warner Bros. Television
Original networkABC
Picture formatColor
Audio formatStereo
Original releaseMarch 2, 1987 (1987-03-02)[1]

The Betty Ford Story is a 1987 television film[2] directed by David Greene and written by Karen Hall. This biographical film was based on the book The Times of My Life[3] written by Chris Chase and Betty Ford.[4] The film originally aired on ABC.[5][6]


Awards and nominations

Casting Society of America

Emmy Awards

Golden Globe Awards


  1. ^ "`FORD STORY` NOBLE BUT SUPERFICIAL". Chicago Tribune. March 2, 1987.
  2. ^ "TV movie describes Betty Ford's bout with alcoholism". UPI. February 23, 1987.
  3. ^ Mills, Nancy (February 28, 1987). "ROWLANDS TREASURES BETTY FORD". Los Angeles Times.
  4. ^ Shales, Tom (March 2, 1987). "THE TRUE GRIT OF BETTY FORD". The Washington Post.
  5. ^ O'Connor, John J. (March 2, 1987). "'THE BETTY FORD STORY,' ON ABC". The New York Times.
  6. ^ "ROWLANDS STARS IN 'BETTY FORD STORY'". Sun Sentinel. March 2, 1987.
  7. ^ Dinman, Dick (February 19, 2010). "TV Movie's Brave True-Life Ladies: The Betty Ford Story".