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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 »

Director:

Michael O'Herlihy
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Leslie Uggams ... Lillian Rogers Parks
Olivia Cole ... Maggie Rogers
Louis Gossett Jr. ... Houseman Levi Mercer
Robert Hooks ... Doorman and Presidential Barber John Mays
Leslie Nielsen ... Chief Usher Ike Hoover
Hari Rhodes ... Butler Coates
Bill Overton Bill Overton ... Doorman Jackson
David Downing ... Butler Dixon
James A. Watson Jr. ... Houseman Fraser
Diane Shalet Diane Shalet ... Housekeeper Long
Richard Roat ... Chief Usher Crim
Louise Latham ... Housekeeper Nesbitt
Julie Harris ... Mrs. Helen 'Nellie' Taft (archive footage)
Victor Buono ... President William Howard Taft (credit only)
Robert Vaughn ... President Woodrow Wilson (archive footage)
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Storyline

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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Genres:

Drama | History

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Language:

English

Release Date:

12 February 1979 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

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Ed Friendly Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Eleanor Roosevelt: Don't ever give your word until you check with the weatherman.
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