Betty Ford

US First Lady Betty Ford Full Name: Betty Ford [Elizabeth Ann Bloomer Warren Ford]
Nationality: American

Profession: US First Lady
Why Famous: Gained fame as one of the most candid first ladies in history, commenting on issues such feminism, equal pay, the ERA, sex, drugs, abortion, and gun control. She also raised awareness of addiction when she announced her long-running battle with alcoholism in the 1970s. Established the Betty Ford Center (initially called the Betty Ford Clinic) in Rancho Mirage, California, for the treatment of chemical dependency.

Born: April 8, 1918
Star Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, USA

Died: July 8, 2011 (aged 93)

Married Life

  • 1948-10-15 38th US President Gerald Ford (35) weds department store fashion consultant Elizabeth (Betty) Bloomer Warren (30) at Grace Episcopal Church in Grand Rapids, Ford

Historical Events in the Life of Betty Ford

  • 1974-09-28 US 1st Lady Betty Ford undergoes a radical mastectomy

Famous US First Ladies