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Alexander Butterfield

Alexander Butterfield was born on April 6, 1926 in Pensacola, Florida, USA. He is known for his work on Nixon (1995), Memphis Rising: Elvis Returns (2011) and Watergate (1994). See full bio »

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Known For

Nixon White House Staffer
Memphis Rising: Elvis Returns
Memphis Rising: Elvis Returns Chairman Townsend
Watergate Himself (White House aide)(1994)
The Senate Watergate Hearings


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 2011 Memphis Rising: Elvis Returns
Chairman Townsend
 1995 Nixon
White House Staffer (as Alex Butterfield)
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 1995 Nixon (technical consultant)
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 2017 20/20 (TV Series documentary)
- Watergate - Truth & Lies (2017) ... Himself
 2013 All the President's Men Revisited (TV Movie documentary)
Himself (uncredited)
 2007 Nixon: A Presidency Revealed (TV Movie documentary)
 2003 Watergate Plus 30: Shadow of History (TV Movie documentary)
 1997 Elvis Meets Nixon (TV Movie)
Himself (uncredited)
 1994 Watergate (TV Mini-Series documentary)
Himself (White House aide)(1994)
- The Fall of a President (1994) ... Himself (White House aide)(1994)
- The Conspiracy Crumbles (1994) ... Himself (White House aide)(1994)
- A Third Rate Burglary (1994) ... Himself (White House aide)(1994)
 1973 The Senate Watergate Hearings (TV Series)
Himself (1973)
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 2017 The Vietnam War (TV Mini-Series documentary)
- The Weight of Memory (March 1973 - Onward) (2017) ... Himself (uncredited)
 2015 The Seventies (TV Series documentary)
Himself - Former Deputy Ass. to Pres. Nixon
- The United States vs. Nixon (2015) ... Himself - Former Deputy Ass. to Pres. Nixon
 2014 Nixon by Nixon: In His Own Words (Documentary)

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[on relocating to California after resigning from his duties in Richard Nixon's administration] Nobody knew, you know, my name. Back East, a waiter in a New York restaurant might know from a credit card. But out here, no way. You could spell it out, and you could even tell them you had a key role in Watergate. They'd say, Water-what?


He supervised the installation of a secret taping system in the Oval Office of the White House, and was one of only a few who knew about it. The discovery of recordings made there were later to lead to President Richard Nixon's resignation from office.

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