Was captain of the football team, art director of the yearbook and president of the drama club in high school.
As a teen was credited with saving 77 lives as a lifeguard.
Began work as a radio sports announcer and called games for the Chicago Cubs.
Won a seven-year contract with Warner Bros. in 1937 after taking a screen test.
Served as a captain in the U.S. Army during World War II.
Appeared in 53 movies, including Knute Rockne: All American.
Elected president of the Screen Actors Guild in 1947.
Elected governor of California in 1966; re-elected in 1970.
Became the 40th U.S. president in 1981 and served two terms.
Survived an assassination attempt only 69 days after taking office.
Dubbed the Soviet Union "the evil empire" and implemented the "Reagan Doctrine," which provided aid to anti-communist movements; famously challenged Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev to tear down the Berlin Wall; it was torn down in 1989.
Was gifted as an orator and become known as "The Great Communicator."
1957, Golden Globe — Hollywood Citizenship Award: Winner
Maureen Reagan — Daughter
Christine Reagan — Daughter
Nelle Wilson Reagan — Mother
John Edward "Jack" Reagan — Father
Nancy Reagan — Wife
Patti Davis — Daughter
Jane Wyman — Ex-wife
Ron Reagan — Son
Michael Reagan — Son
Eureka College, Eureka, Illinois, United States (BA Economics/Sociology, 1932)