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From Kansas to Washington, Barack Obama's 'Story'

Stanley Ann

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Stanley Ann

President Obama's mother Stanley Ann with her parents, Madelyn and Stanley. According to family lore, via Maraniss, she was named after her father, who wanted a boy. Another possible piece of inspiration: Madelyn's favorite actress was Bette Davis, who played a female Stanley in the 1942 movie "In This Our Life."

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