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Betty Rollin: First You Cry -  - Podcast-Items - Life Stories

Betty Rollin looks back on her extraordinary life in this poignant episode of The Thread. In the last interview she gave before making the decision to die by assisted suicide at the age of 87, Rollin vividly recalls stories from her award-winning career in acting, journalism, broadcasting, and then as the author of First, You Cry, her groundbreaking book on her personal battles with breast cancer which later became a made-for-television movie starring Mary Tyler Moore portraying her. Despite its many tragedies, Rollins describes a joyous life that was always sustained by humor. She is often quoted as saying "cancer improved my taste in men." To the end, Betty Rollin was a role model for how to live life on your own terms.

Episode Releasing June 10, 2024

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