Ronald Wilson Reagan
Born: February 6, 1911 in Tampico, IL
Died: June 5, 2004
Parents: Jack Reagan & Nelle Wilson Reagan
Sibling: Neil Reagan
Graduated from Dixon High School and Eureka College where he studied economics and sociology. Ronald Reagan worked his way through college as a waiter and as a lifeguard at Lowell Park.
After graduating from college, Ron went to Iowa and became a Sports Announcer. he decided to go to Hollywood after a starlet he interviewed recommended that he take a screen test.
Reagan starred in several films. My favorites are Santa Fe Trail, Kings Row, Storm Warning, and Hellcats of the Navy. He also did Knute Rockne: All American and the famous Bedtime For Bonzo. He also starred in the tv series Death Valley Days.
Reagan became spokesman for GE and the President of the Screen Actors Guild.
He later ran for Governor of California. He lost his bid for the presidency in 1976 but was elected in 1980.
Married to Jane Wyman & had 2 children – Michael Reagan and Maureen Reagan (passed in 2001)
Married to Nancy Davis in 1952 & had 2 children – Ronald Prescott Reagan and Patti Davis
Nancy was born July 6, 1921. Her birth name is Anne Frances Robbins. She was adopted by Dr Davis when her mother remarried. Her stepfather was a heart surgeon in Chicago. She met Ronald Reagan through the Screen Actors Guild because she was accused of being a Communist. At that time, there were several Nancy Davis’ working in Hollywood. On their first date, Ron was on crutches because he hurt himself while playing in a charity baseball game.
Ronald Reagan was known for keeping jelly beans on his desk. The reason is that he ate them while trying to stop smoking after his good friend passed away from cancer.[Note: This is from memory… I will add more content and do formatting later.]
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