In 1909, Maggie starts working at the White House as second maid, but is run ragged with her usual work and extra tasks as a beautician. Daughter Lillian has an operation for her crippled leg but is ...
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 ...
No fewer than eight Presidential administrations--from Taft through Eisenhower--are examined through the eyes of the White House staff--maids, assistants, servants, doormen and other "menial" workers. The main character is Lillian Rogers Parks, a maid at the White House for three decades and the author of the non-fiction book upon which this miniseries is based.Written by
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Olivia Cole (Maggie Rogers) is less than a year older than Leslie Uggams, who played the role of her adult daughter, Lillian Rogers Parks. In Roots (1977), Leslie Uggams played Oliva Cole's mother-in-law. See more »
This mini-series needs to be shown in all schools as well as homes during family viewing.
This was one of the BEST shows ever done and I can not wait until November when it gets released on DVD.
It would be nice to have commentaries by the actors who are still living included in the set.
After this series, there never has been another one that is even close to the class of Backstairs at the White House. This series was so fantastic on so many levels and yet, you never got bored ... on the contrary, you couldn't wait to see what was going to happen next.
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