updated: 06/05/2005

first lady makeups: Lady Bird Johnson

Claudia Alta Taylor Johnson, usually known as Lady Bird Johnson, (born 1912), is the widow of Lyndon B Johnson (LBJ) and was First Lady of the United States from 1963 to 1969. After the White House years she focused her attention on Austin, Texas’ riverfront area through her involvement in the Town Lake Beautification Project. She also founded the National Wildflower Research Center, a national nonprofit organization devoted to preserving and reintroducing native plants in planned landscapes now known as the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center. Lady Bird Johnson and Bess Truman are the only First Ladies of the United States to live to the age of ninety years or more; she has now been protected by the Secret Service longer than anyone else in history.

Path To War (2002): before Desperate Housewives the wonderful Felicity Huffman was wasted in a whole series of minor roles that mostly give little opportunity for her talent to be seen: her role as Lady Bird Johnson in this mini-series could be pretty well summed up as the President’s wife. Dennis Liddiard was makeup department head.

Jackie, Ethel and Joan (2001): Linda Goranson made a brief appearance in this mini-series on the ‘Women of Camelot’. Dorothy Smith was key makeup artist.

Kennedy (1983): images coming soon…