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Former first lady Betty Ford dies at 93

 


LOS ANGELES — Betty Ford said things that first ladies just don't say, even today. And 1970s America loved her for it.

According to Mrs. Ford, her young adult children probably had smoked marijuana — and if she were their age, she'd try it, too. She told "60 Minutes" she wouldn't be surprised to learn that her youngest, 18-year-old Susan, was in a sexual relationship (an embarrassed Susan issued a denial).

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Former first lady Betty Ford waves to delegates at the Republican National Convention on Aug. 21, 1984, just before the former President Gerald Fo...



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