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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 1 September 1933Lakeview, Texas, USA
Date of Death 13 September 2006Austin, Texas, USA  (cancer)
Birth NameDorothy Ann Willis

Mini Bio (1)

Ann Richards was born on September 1, 1933 in Lakeview, Texas, USA as Dorothy Ann Willis. She was an actress, known for Ann Richards' Texas (2012), Last Man Standing: Politics Texas Style (2004) and The Unforeseen (2007). She was married to David Richards. She died on September 13, 2006 in Austin, Texas.

Spouse (1)

David Richards (30 May 1953 - 1 February 1984) (divorced) (4 children)

Trivia (6)

At the 1988 Democratic Convention she stole the show with her satirical shots at George Bush, who was running for president. "Poor George. He was born with a silver foot in his mouth," she said during her speech.
Governor of Texas (1991-1995).
Defeated in her bid for re-election by George W. Bush.
In 1980 she went public with her alcoholism, admitting that it had contributed to the end of her 30-year marriage. She credited Alcoholics Anonymous with helping her get sober.
Her daughter Cecile is president of Planned Parenthood Federation.
Launched her political career in her 40s, after marrying and having four children. First won a seat on the Travis County Commission in Austin in 1976. Was Texas state treasurer in the 1980s.

Personal Quotes (1)

(on why she started riding a Harley-Davidson motorcycle at age 60) "I thought I needed to do something kind of jazzy."

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