Category Archives: LESLIE NIELSON

Goodbye, Betty Ford

By Victoria Looseleaf She was one of our most outspoken, dynamic, fearless and memorable First Ladies. She was Betty Ford, née Elizabeth Anne Bloomer, in Chicago in 1918. Her improbable ascent to First Lady as the wife of Gerald Ford, … Continue reading

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The Majesty of Martha

By Victoria Looseleaf All hail the mother of modern dance: Martha Graham. Though she died in 1991, her company, the Martha Graham Dance Company – the oldest contemporary dance troupe in the country – is now in its 85th year. … Continue reading

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