TV Movie | | Biography, Drama
You're the closest friend he's ever had.
Louis Howe: Franklin doesn't have friends. He has admirers, and advisors, cronies, companions, but no friends. Are you his friend?
Eleanor Roosevelt: I want to be. I've tried. I'm not his confidant, I know that. I don't believe he confides ...
Though the film shows the Roosevelts visiting Franklin Roosevelt's secretary Marguerite "Missy" LeHand following her collapse and subsequent stroke, in fact, Franklin Roosevelt never visited LeHand after she fell ill, most likely due to his emotional and psychological inability to deal with others to whom he was close who were ill or dying, which is explained in an earlier scene in which Eleanor visits the dying Louis Howe, Franklin Roosevelt's political advisor.