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Betty Ford 

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Betty Ford studied modern dance in college and worked as a fashion model in New York City. 
Betty Ford 
First Lady 
Born: 4/8/1918 
Location: Lakeview Hospital 
Hometown: Chicago 
Grammar School:  
High School: Central High School, Grand Rapids, Mich. 
Died:  7/8/2011 
Elizabeth Anne Bloomer, known today as Betty Ford, was married to the 38th U.S. President Gerald Ford. As first lady, she directed her humanitarian efforts toward work with handicapped children. She also drew on her experience as a woman and breast cancer survivor to help others, fighting for the Equal Rights Amendment and raising awareness about breast cancer. She also co-founded The Betty Ford Center, which is regarded as the premier drug and alcohol treatment facility in the nation.