Backstairs at the White House: Season 1, Episode 3

Episode #1.3 (Feb. 1979)

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The Depression hits even the White House, with pay cuts for the staff while Mrs. Hoover continues to entertain extravagantly. Maggie collapses but is unwilling to rest. A visitor captures ... See full summary »

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Lillian Rogers Parks
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Maggie Rogers
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Houseman Levi Mercer
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Doorman and Presidential Barber John Mays
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Chief Usher Ike Hoover
Hari Rhodes ...
Butler Coates
Bill Overton ...
Doorman Jackson
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Butler Dixon
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Houseman Fraser
Diane Shalet ...
Housekeeper Long
Richard Roat ...
Louise Latham ...
Housekeeper Nesbitt
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Mrs. Helen 'Nellie' Taft (archive footage)
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President Woodrow Wilson (archive footage)
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The Depression hits even the White House, with pay cuts for the staff while Mrs. Hoover continues to entertain extravagantly. Maggie collapses but is unwilling to rest. A visitor captures Lillian's interest, leading to a quickie Virginia wedding, but her new husband is unable to find a job and Lillian remains in her job. Maggie retires after 30 years of service, and Wheatley and Frasier both join the Army. Written by mama.sylvia

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