Nancy Reagan

Actor
High fashion, style and glamour were not typically associated with First Ladies, yet Nancy Reagan embodied all that and more. As First Lady of the United States from 1981 to 1989, the widow of former U.S. President ... Read more »
Born: 07/06/1921 in New York City, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (55)

The Hustons: Hollywood's Maverick Dynasty 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

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Keeping America's Promise 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

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Mike Wallace Remembers 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

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Reagan 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

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What Is This Thing Called Love? 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

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A Conversation With Dinah 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

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Christmas in Washington 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

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Destined to Live: 100 Roads to Recovery 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

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Presidential Inauguration 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

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Presidential Inauguration 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

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Presidential Inauguration 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

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The Flintstone Kids "Just Say No" Special 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

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A Salute to Broadway: Chorus Lines 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

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A Salute to Broadway: Showstoppers 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

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A Salute to Broadway: The Shows 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

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A Tribute to American Music: Jerome Kern 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

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All-Star Gala at Ford's Theatre 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

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Christmas in Washington 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

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Drug Free Kids: A Parent's Guide 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

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A Tribute to American Music: Cole Porter 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

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A Tribute to American Music: George Gershwin 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

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A Tribute to American Music: Rodgers and Hart 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

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Christmas in Washington 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

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Cocaine Country 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

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Generation at Risk 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

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Our Kids and the Best of Everything 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

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An All-Star Party For "Dutch" Reagan 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

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Christmas in Washington 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

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Liberty Weekend 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

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The All-Star Salute to Ford's Theatre 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

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The Barbara Walters Special (03/24/86) 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

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Christmas in Washington 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

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The 50th Presidential Inaugural Gala 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

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The Chemical People 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

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Bob Hope Special: Happy Birthday, Bob! 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

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Christmas in Washington 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

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Dean's Place 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

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Crash Landing 1958 (Movie)

Helen Williams (Actor)

Hellcats of the Navy 1957 (Movie)

Helen Blair (Actor)

Donovan's Brain 1953 (Movie)

Janice Corey (Actor)

It's a Big Country 1952 (Movie)

Miss Coleman (Actor)

The Doctor and the Girl 1949 (Movie)

Mariette Esmond (Actor)

The Next Voice You Hear 1949 (Movie)

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Camp David (TV Show)

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Biography

High fashion, style and glamour were not typically associated with First Ladies, yet Nancy Reagan embodied all that and more. As First Lady of the United States from 1981 to 1989, the widow of former U.S. President Ronald Reagan was one of the most closely observed and imitated women of her time, not only for her couture gowns but also for the issues she believed in, most notably the "Just Say No" drug awareness campaign which she launched in 1982. Yet before she stepped foot in the White House, Reagan - then known as Nancy Davis - dazzled audiences as an actress in post-war Hollywood. Although never an A-list talent, she became a fan favorite and appeared in films as diverse as the film noir "Shadow on the Wall" (1950) and the rousing military romance "Hellcats of the Navy" (1957) - the only movie where she acted alongside the country's future commander-in-chief. Although her Hollywood career was brief, it was her tenure as First Lady and keeper of her husband's flame that most endeared her to fans around the world.

Relationships

Patti Davis Writer

Daughter
Born Oct. 21, 1952; father, Ronald Reagan

Loyal Davis

Step-Father

Edith Luckett

Mother

Alla Nazimova Actor

Godmother

Ronald Reagan Actor

Husband
Married March 4, 1952 Acted together in "Hellcats of the Navy" (1957) Served as Governor of California (1967-1974) and later as President of the United States (1980-88) Died June 5, 2004

Ron Reagan Actor

Son
Born May 20, 1958; father, Ronald Reagan Quit speaking to mother c. 1993

Michael Reagan

Step-Son
Born March 18, 1945; adopted by Ronald Reagan and Jane Wyman

Maureen Reagan Actor

Step-Daughter
Born Jan. 4, 1941 to Ronald Reagan and Jane Wyman; wrote First Father, First Daughter (1989) Died Aug. 8, 2001 of melanoma

Kenneth Robbins

Father

James White

Companion
Engaged in 1944

EDUCATION

Girls Latin School

Chicago , Illinois

Smith College

Northampton , Massachusetts

Milestones

2008

Hosted two Republican Presidential Candidates Debates at the Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, CA

2005

Honored at a gala dinner at the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington, D.C.

2002

Gave a rare, in-depth interview with ABC's Diane Sawyer about her life with Ronald Reagan and his battle with Alzheimer's Disease

2000

Published fourth book I Love You, Ronnie

1995

Turned down offer from director Albert Brooks to star in his feature "Mother"

1982

Launched the "Just Say No" drug awareness campaign

1981

Co-authored her first book Nancy

1980

Served as First Lady of the United States after Reagan was inaugurated as President

1967

Became First Lady of California

1958

Made final film acting appearance in "Crash Landing"; retired from films

1957

Played opposite Ronald Reagan in "Hellcats of the Navy"

1956

Made several appearances on CBS series "G.E. True Theater"

1949

Signed by MGM

1949

Landed first notable film roles in "The Doctor and the Girl" and "East Side, West Side"

Appeared on stage after graduating from college; played featured role in "Lute Song" on Broadway

Bonus Trivia

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Reagan was diagnosed with breast cancer in October 1987. The First Lady decided to have a mastectomy performed rather than a lumpectomy. Her surgery inspired more women to start getting mammograms.

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In 1991, Reagan was the subject of an unauthorized, controversial biography by Kitty Kelley, which painted the former First Lady in a less than flattering light.

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On Feb. 17, 2008, Reagan suffered a fall and was taken to St. John's Health Center in Santa Monica, CA. She was released two days later.

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