The Mary Todd Lincoln Bake-off


In a recent issue Newsweek reported that Emmy-winning Mother Sally Field will play Mary Todd Lincoln in Stephen Spielberg’s upcoming biopic about America’s 16th President (Liam Neeson). has Marcia Gay Harden in the role of the mentally unstable wife of Honest Abe. Look at these pictures of Sally, Mary, and Marcia and decide for yourself who should get the part. (Harden is closer in age, of course.) All I care about is that they cast Tom Cruise as Joshua Speed. Meanwhile, a curator at Lincoln’s Presidential Library in Springfield, Ill., which is running a Mary Todd exhibition through November 30, says the First Lady had “the most tragic public life in American history.”

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