A 2013 - 2014 original C-SPAN feature series telling the stories of America's First Ladies - from Martha Washington to Michelle Obama -
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America's First Ladies — from Martha Washington to Michelle Obama


Nancy Reagan

Ronald Reagan
However the first lady fits in, she has a unique and important role to play in looking after her husband. And it’s only natural that she’ll let him know what she thinks. I always did that for Ronnie, and I always will.

Born - July 6, 1921 in New York, New York. Name at birth: Anne Frances Robbins

Parents - Kenneth Robbins & Edith Luckett Robbins Davis “Dee Davis”

Married - March 4, 1952 to Ronald Wilson Reagan

Children - Patricia Ann “Patti Davis” (1952 – present),
Ronald Prescott “Skip” or “Ron” (1958 – present)

Education - Bachelor of Arts in drama at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts in 1943

Occupation - Actress

Post White House residence - Bel Air, Los Angeles, California

Other offices - First Lady of California 1967 – 1975

Causes - Just Say No campaign,
Foster Grandparents Program,
Gave young artists a forum in “In Performance at the White House” on PBS,
Supervised major renovations of the second & third floors of the White House

Died - March 6, 2016 in Bel-Air, Los Angeles, California

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Did You Know Icon Did You Know...
  • President Reagan and his wife starred opposite each other in their last movie, “Hellcats of the Navy.”
  • After leaving the White House, Mrs. Reagan actively works with the Nancy Reagan Foundation to promote the dangers of addiction and the Nancy Reagan Afterschool Program.
  • Mrs. Reagan is a board member of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and helped to develop the Ronald Reagan Library.

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