In the early 1960s you would have been hard pressed to find an entertainer who was hotter, more popular, and more in demand than singer and actress and Margaret.
The young star, born in Sweden as Ann Margaret Olsen, captivated everyone’s attention. With her combination of Scandinavian beauty, a youthful s*******, at a sort of undercurrent of danger, it’s easy to see why Ann-Margret quickly became so popular.
Many said she appeared to be a female Elvis. And, by 1964, she was starring alongside the real Elvis Presley in the movie Viva Las vegas- and famously having an affair with the king.
But her star didn’t fade. Well into the 60s, ’70s, ’80s, and beyond, and Margaret has remained a popular favorite.
In 1994 she was prompted to write her autobiography. And that’s what I had a chance to meet her.
So here now, a candid and emotional interview with Ann-Margret, from 1994:
And Margaret will be 82 next month. Her most recent screen appearance was in 2017.
Her husband, Roger Smith, died in 2017 after 50 years of marriage.
Next Monday, December 21, marks the 50th anniversary of a very strange day in White House history.
It was on December 21, 1970 that the king of rock and roll, Elvis Presley, showed up unannounced at the White House gate, asking for a personal meeting with President Richard M.Nixon.
The man who put that meeting together that day was Nixon aide Egil “Bud” Krogh. Officially, Krogh was head of the White House special investigations unit, later colloquially known as the “Plumbers” – it was the unit assembled to plug leaks of information from the Nixon White House.
In 1994, krogh wrote a book about that famous 1970 meeting. And that’s when I met him.
So here now, from 1994, Egil “Bud” Krogh.
Egil “Bud” Krogh eventually was implicated in the Watergate scandal, and served a short prisoin sentence for his role in it.