People we love: Nancy Reagan

Nancy Davis Reagan, born Anne Frances Robbins, July 6, 1921

Born on this day in 1921.

We love Nancy Reagan, but not as much as her precious Ronnie Did.

Nancy was born in New York City, but grew up in Maryland. She acted in Hollywood as Nancy Davis starring in Donovan’s Brain, Night into Morning, and Hellcats of the Navy.

She married Ronald Reagan in 1952 when he was President of the Screen Actors Guild. She later followed his political career first becoming First Lady of California and then First Lady of the United States when Ronald Reagan was President from 1981 to 1989.

Criticized for her style and taste, Nancy Reagan, along with her husband brough grace and class back to Washington in the years following the tragedy of the Carter Malaise. I had the privilege of working in Washingon, DC during the last three years of the Reagan Administration. It was a great time to be there.

The 91-year-old former First Lady is recovering from a fall in May of this year.



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