Betty Friedan


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On last week's Gilmore Girls, ...

Question: On last week's Gilmore Girls, Rory made a comment about Betty Friedan being dead. But Ms. Friedan — a hero to my mom and me — only died the week before. Were the writers betting on Betty leaving this world before the broadcast?

Answer: I was wondering the same thing! Turns out production on that episode was delayed and Betty was already dead when shooting began. "They did Episode 16 before Episode 15," says a source, "and they had to rush to get 16 on the air by Feb. 14."

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Year Title Description
2014 American Experience: American Experience: 1964
Season 26, Episode 2
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2013 To the Contrary With Bonnie Erbé: Episode Episode, Subject (person only)
2008 The Jewish Americans TV Show Series, Subject (person only)
1979 Town Bloody Hall Movie, Actor
Century of Women: Work and Family Episode, Remarks by

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Charlie Rose with Betty Friedan; P.D. James; Francine Prose (May 19, 2000)
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Intimate Portrait: Betty Friedan [VHS]
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