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You Must Remember This: #79: The Blacklist Part 9: She: Richard Nixon + Helen Gahagan Douglas

06/07/2021

April 16,2016

Karina Longworth’s award winning and acclaimed podcast series about Hollywood

The wife of actor Melvyn Douglas (Ninotchka, Being There), Helen Gahagan Douglas transformed herself from a Broadway and opera star into an exciting new politician in the days of FDR. A persistent, nagging voice of conscience in Congress during the time of HUAC and nuclear panic, Douglas’ political career came to an end amidst irresponsible allegations that she was a Communist supporter — many of which were leveled at her by her opponent in the 1950 Senate race, Richard Nixon.


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