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Lady Bird Johnson


Lyndon B. Johnson’s Initial Lady, who was simply a lifelong advocate for the beautification of the country’s metropolitan areas. She was also a business owner who bankrolled her husband’s early congressional promotions with her ventures in radio and tv stations. Her delivery name was Claudia Alta Taylor. She received a BA in Journalism from School of Tx in 1934. She was honored the Presidential Medal of Independence by Gerald Ford on January 10, 1977 on her behalf work with the government. She wedded Leader Lyndon B. Johnson in November 1934 after he suggested on their initial date. That they had two daughters, Lynda and Luci. Following the loss of life of her hubby, Lyndon B. Johnson, she became mixed up in City Lake Beautification Task in Austin, Tx.

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Full Name Lady Bird Johnson
Date Of Birth December 22, 1912
Died July 11, 2007, West Lake Hills, Texas, United States
Place Of Birth Karnack, TX
Height 1.68 m
Profession Political Wife
Education University of Texas at Austin, University of Texas at Austin, Marshall High School, University of Alabama
Nationality American
Spouse Lyndon B. Johnson
Children Lynda Bird Johnson Robb, Luci Baines Johnson
Parents Thomas Jefferson Taylor, Minnie Lee Pattillo
Siblings Antonio Taylor, Thomas Jefferson Taylor Jr.
Awards Presidential Medal of Freedom, Rachel Carson Award, Honor Award
TV Shows A Visit to Washington with Mrs. Lyndon B. Johnson
Star Sign Capricorn

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1Release of her book, "A White House Diary".
2Pictured on a nondenominated ('forever') USA commemorative postage stamp issued 30 November 2012. The stamp was one of six issued on a souvenir sheet; the other five stamp designs were similar to the Beautification of America stamps issued in the 1960s. The original issue price of the sheet was $2.70 (45¢ per stamp).
3Has seven grandchildren: Lucinda Desha Robb (b. 1968), Catherine Lewis Robb (b. 1970), Jennifer Wickliffe Robb (b. 1978), Patrick Lyndon Nugent (b. 1967), Nicole Nugent (b. 1970), Rebekah Nugent (b. 1974) and Claudia Nugent (b. 1976).
4Mother-in-law of Chuck Robb (husband of daughter Lynda Bird).
5Good friend of Nellie Connally.
6Mother of Luci Baines Johnson and Lynda Bird Johnson Robb.
7One of only two First Ladies, as of 2007, to have lived into her 90s. The other was Bess Truman, who died in 1982, aged 97.
8At her death, she had been protected by the United States Secret Service longer than anyone else in history.
9A fan of the TV series Gunsmoke (1955), she felt personally betrayed when she discovered that series star James Arness was a Republican.
10Was nicknamed "ladybird" from the age of 2. A nurse gave her the nickname saying the little girl is "as pretty as a ladybird."
11First lady of the United States, 22 November 1963 - 20 January 1969.
12Suffered (and recovered from) a mild stroke in 2002.
13Graduated from the University of Texas in 1933 with a bachelor of arts degree in history.



American Experience1991-2001TV Series documentaryHerself
San Antonio Remembered: HemisFair1998TV Movie documentaryHerself
Inside the White House1995TV Movie documentaryHerself - 1963-1969
The Dick Cavett Show1971TV SeriesHerself
The Mike Douglas Show1970TV SeriesHerself - US Ex-First Lady
The David Frost Show1970TV SeriesHerself
The View from the White House1968TV MovieHerself
The Presidential Tour1966ShortHerself
ABC News Reports1964TV Series documentaryHerself
The 14th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1962TV SpecialHerself - Presenter

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Archive Footage

How to Win the US Presidency2016DocumentaryHerself
Race for the White House2016TV Mini-Series documentaryHerself
The Sixties2014TV Mini-Series documentaryHerself / US First Lady
The Presidents' Gatekeepers2013TV Movie documentaryHerself
Gloria: In Her Own Words2011TV Movie documentaryHerself
Hubert H Humphrey: The Art of the Possible2010TV Movie documentaryHerself - First Lady of the United States
The Special Relationship2010TV MovieHerself (uncredited)
The Lost JFK Tapes: The Assassination2009TV Movie documentaryHerself
The Kennedy Assassination: 24 Hours After2009TV Movie documentaryHerself
Oswald's Ghost2007DocumentaryHerself - First Lady
The Secret Service: Building on a Tradition of Excellence2006Video documentary shortHerself
LBJ vs. the Kennedys: Chasing Demons2003TV Movie documentaryHerself
Imelda2003DocumentaryHerself (uncredited)
The Men Who Killed Kennedy2003TV Mini-Series documentaryHerself
Fox 7 at Fifty2002TV Movie documentary
60 Minutes2001-2002TV Series documentaryHerself - First Lady (segment "LBJ Tapes")
The House of Yes1997Herself (unconfirmed, uncredited)
The Speeches of Robert F. Kennedy1995VideoHerself - Stands with Ethel Near Hearse
Biography1995TV Series documentaryHerself / Herself - as First Lady Ladybird Johnson
Stalking the President: A History of American Assassins1992DocumentaryHerself - with LBJ at Andrews AFB
Love Field1992Herself - with LBJ (uncredited)
JFK1991Herself - at JFK Funeral (uncredited)
We Shall Overcome1989DocumentaryHerself (applauds LBJ's speech) (uncredited)
11-22-63: The Day the Nation Cried1989TV Movie documentaryHerself (uncredited)
The Moon Above, the Earth Below1989TV Movie documentaryHerself -Apollo 11 Launch Spectator
Vietnam: A Television History1983TV Series documentaryHerself
Executive Action1973Herself - in Dallas with JFK (uncredited)
In the Year of the Pig1968DocumentaryHerself - with LBJ and JFK (uncredited)
Four Days in November1964DocumentaryHerself

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1On imagination: It is wonderful to be in on the creation of something, see it used, and then walk away and smile at it.
2On change: Walk away from it until you're stronger. All your problems will be there when you get back, but you'll better able to cope.

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