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Betty Furness:Born in NYC in 1916,she began her professional career as a model before being noticed by a talent scout and being signed to a film contract in 1932 by RKO Studios.Over the next few years she appeared in several RKO films,and became a popular actress.By the end of the decade she had appeared in over forty films,but during the 1940s found it difficult to secure acting roles.In 1948 Furness was performing in the television series Studio One which was broadcast live.She filled in for an actor to promote Westinghouse products during the advertisement break,and impressed the company with her easy and professional manner. In 1967 President Lyndon Baines Johnson,aware of her work for the Democrats contacted Furness and offered her the position of Special Assistant for Consumer Affairs.She accepted the assignment and continued in this role until the end of the Johnson administration in 1969.She died in NYC from stomach cancer in 1994.

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