Nancy Davis Reagan was an American film actress and the second wife of Ronald Reagan, the 40th president of the United States. She was the first lady of the United States from 1981 to 1989. She was born in New York City. After her parents separated, she lived in Maryland with an aunt and uncle for six years. When her mother remarried in 1929, she moved to Chicago and later took the name Davis from her stepfather. As Nancy Davis, she was a Hollywood actress in the 1940s and 1950s, starring in films such as The Next Voice You Hear..., Night into Morning, and Donovan's Brain. In 1952, she married Ronald Reagan, who was then president of the Screen Actors Guild. They had two children together. Reagan was the first lady of California when her husband was governor from 1967 to 1975, and she began to work with the Foster Grandparents Program. Reagan became First Lady of the United States in January 1981, following her husband's victory in the 1980 presidential election.
|Born:||Anne Frances Robbins, July 6, 1921, New York City, New York, U.S.|
|Died:||March 6, 2016, Los Angeles, California, U.S.|
|Education:||Smith College (BA)|
|Preceded by:||Rosalynn Carter|
|Succeeded by:||Barbara Bush|
|IMDb:||Nancy Reagan's IMDb|
About Nancy Reagan
Former First Lady of the U.S who was married to President Ronald Reagan for 52 years. She was a well-known anti-drug advocate while in the White House.
She worked as a nurse's aide and sales clerk after attending Smith College in Massachusetts, where she majored in English and drama and graduated in 1943.
She starred as Nancy Davis in several films in the 1940s and '50s, including The Next Voice You Hear... (1950). She appeared in an episode of the popular 1980s sitcom Diff'rent Strokes to promote her "Just Say No" anti-drug initiative.
She dated actors Clark Gable, Robert Stack, and Peter Lawford before marrying future president Ronald Reagan in March 1952. She had two children, Patti and Ronald Jr., and two step-children, Maureen and Michael.
She began seeing Ronald Reagan after his divorce from actress Jane Wyman.
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