Backstairs at the White House (1979)

Backstairs at the White House is a 1979 NBC television miniseries based on the book My Thirty Years Backstairs at the White House by Lillian Rogers Parks. The series, produced by Ed Friendly Productions, is the story of behind-the-scenes workings of the White House and the relationship between the staff and the First Families. This mini-series was nominated for 11 Emmy Awards including: Outstanding Limited Series, Best Actress, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Supporting Actor, Outstanding Teleplay, Outstanding Teleplay, Outstanding Art Direction/Set Decoration, and two other technical awards. The series was notable for its all-star cast: Leslie Uggams starred as Lillian Rogers Parks and Olivia Cole played her mother Maggie Rogers. Other White House staffers were played by Louis Gossett, Jr., Robert Hooks, Cloris Leachman, Leslie Nielsen, and Hari Rhodes. The first episode featured Paul Winfield as Emmett Rogers Sr.

Writing:
  • Gwen Bagni
  • Paul Dubov

Stars:
Release Date: 1979-01-29
Seasons: 1
  • Country: US
  • Language: En
  • Runtime: 120