Nancy Reagan

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  • Birth Name: Anne Frances Robbins
  • Birth Place: New York, New York, United States
  • Died: March 6, 2016
  • Profession: Actor, Former first lady
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Fast Facts

  • Nancy was her childhood nickname.
  • When she was 6, her parents divorced and sent her to live with her aunt and uncle in Bethesda, Maryland.
  • Had her name legally changed to Davis after she was adopted by her mother's second husband, Chicago neurosurgeon Loyal Davis, whom she considered her true father.
  • Received a seven-year contract from MGM Studios after arriving in Hollywood in March of 1949.
  • Became the first lady of California when her husband was sworn in as governor on January 3, 1967.
  • As first lady of the United States, campaigned against drug and alcohol abuse, acting as a spokeswoman for the "Just Say No" campaign.
  • Was diagnosed with breast cancer and underwent a mastectomy in October 1987.
  • Became a strong advocate for finding a cure for Alzheimer's disease after her husband announced that he was suffering from it in 1994.
  • Was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by George W. Bush on July 9, 2002.

Relationships

  • Maureen Reagan — Stepdaughter
  • Edith Luckett — Mother
  • Kenneth Robbins — Father
  • Loyal Davis — Stepfather
  • Patti Davis — Daughter
  • Ronald Reagan — Husband (deceased)
  • Ron Reagan — Son
  • Michael Reagan — Stepson

College

  • Smith College, Northampton, Massachusetts, United States (BA in Drama, 1943)

Details

  • Birth Name: Anne Frances Robbins
  • Birth Place: New York, New York, United States
  • Died: March 6, 2016
  • Profession: Actor, Former first lady

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