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Bess Truman (1885–1982)

Bess Truman was born on February 13, 1885 in Independence, Missouri, USA as Elizabeth Virginia Wallace. She was married to Harry S. Truman. She died on October 18, 1982 in Independence. See full bio »

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 1955 Person to Person (TV Series documentary)
- Episode #2.39 (1955) ... Herself
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 2016 Race for the White House (TV Mini-Series documentary)
- Truman vs. Dewey (2016) ... Herself
 2005 The Presidents (TV Series documentary)
Herself - First Lady of the United States
- Truman to Ford (1945-1977) (2005) ... Herself - First Lady of the United States
 1997 The Fifties (TV Mini-Series documentary)
- The Fear & the Dream (1997) ... Herself
 1997 American Experience (TV Series documentary)
- Truman: Part I (1997) ... Herself
 1995 Inside the White House (TV Movie documentary)
Herself (uncredited)
 1987 Our World (TV Series)
- Secrets and Surprises: Autumn 1948 (1987) ... Herself
 1969 The Extraordinary Seaman
Herself (uncredited)
 1967 A Funny Thing Happened Everywhere (TV Movie)
Herself - US First Lady
 1963 The Victors
Herself (uncredited)

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I'm not going down any coal mines.


Longest-lived First Lady of the United States - 97 years, 8 months, 5 days. One of only six First Ladies to live into their 90s as of 2018, the others being: Lady Bird Johnson (94), Nancy Reagan (94), Betty Ford (93), Barbara Bush (92) and Rosalynn Carter (90). See more »

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