Reagan sons split on Alzheimer's claim

Reagan sons split on Alzheimer's claim

NEW YORK, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- Michael Reagan angrily denied Monday his brother Ron's assertion that their father began showing Alzheimer's symptoms while president.

Reagan, Clinton top first ladies poll

NEW YORK, May 24 (UPI) -- Nancy Reagan and Hillary Clinton are Americans' favorite first ladies of the past 36 years, survey results released Monday indicate.

Obama creates panel for Reagan centennial

WASHINGTON, June 2 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama Tuesday created a panel to plan events in honor of the late President Ronald Reagan on what would have been his 100th birthday.

Obama to Nancy: Sorry for comment

CHICAGO, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- U.S. President-elect Barack Obama apologized Friday to former first lady Nancy Reagan for an off-the-cuff comment, a spokeswoman said.
Ways to prevent fractures

Ways to prevent fractures

ROSEMONY, Ill., Oct. 23 (UPI) -- Experts want to prevent falls like the ones in which former U.S. first lady Nancy Reagan broke her pelvis and Sen. Barack Obama's grandmother fractured her hip.

Nancy Reagan leaves UCLA hospital

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 18 (UPI) -- Former U.S. first lady Nancy Reagan left a Los Angeles hospital and has returned home after breaking her pelvis, medical officials say.

Nancy Reagan in hospital for pelvis injury

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- Former first lady Nancy Reagan has been hospitalized in Los Angeles with a fractured pelvis, her spokeswoman said.

Nancy Reagan allowed to return home

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- Former first lady Nancy Reagan is back in her California home after spending two days in the hospital following a fall.

Nancy Reagan out of hospital

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Former first lady Nancy Reagan was released from a California hospital Tuesday, two days after suffering a fall, a family spokeswoman said.
Nancy Reagan hospitalized after fall

Nancy Reagan hospitalized after fall

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Feb. 18 (UPI) -- Former U.S. first lady Nancy Reagan has been hospitalized as a precaution after falling in her Los Angeles home, her spokeswoman said.

Exhibit showcases Nancy's stylish side

SIMI VALLEY, Calif., Nov. 12 (UPI) -- Dozens of garments worn by former U.S. first lady Nancy Reagan are now on display at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum.

Michael Deaver, Reagan confidante, dies

BETHESDA, Md., Aug. 18 (UPI) -- Michael Deaver, who helped shape President Ronald Reagan’s image and rescue Nancy Reagan’s, died Saturday at his home in Maryland.

Celebrities gather to remember Griffin

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Aug. 18 (UPI) -- Celebrities, including actor-turned-governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, were on hand this week in California to remember late TV personality Merv Griffin.

Lady Bird Johnson buried in Texas

STONEWALL, Texas, July 15 (UPI) -- Lady Bird Johnson, who was U.S. first lady from 1963 through 1969, was buried Sunday afternoon in the family cemetery at her Stonewall, Texas, ranch.

Thousands mourn Ladybird Johnson

AUSTIN, Texas, July 14 (UPI) -- An estimated 2,000 mourners gathered in Austin, Texas, Saturday for the funeral of former first lady, Lady Bird Johnson.
Page 2 of 8
Nancy Reagan
First Lady Nancy Reagan enters George Washington Hospital April 5, 1981 to visit President Reagan who is recovering from a gunshot wound. (UPI PHOTO/Ron Bennett/FILES)

Nancy Davis Reagan (born Anne Frances Robbins; July 6, 1921) is the widow of former United States President Ronald Reagan and was an influential First Lady of the United States from 1981 to 1989.

Nancy was born in New York City; her parents divorced soon after her birth and she grew up in Maryland, living with an aunt and uncle while her mother pursued acting jobs. As Nancy Davis, she was an actress in Hollywood in the 1940s and 1950s, starring in films such as Donovan's Brain, Night into Morning, and Hellcats of the Navy. In 1952 she married Ronald Reagan, who was then president of the Screen Actors Guild, and they had two children. Nancy was the First Lady of California when her husband was Governor from 1967 to 1975. In that capacity, she began work with the Foster Grandparents Program.

Nancy Reagan became First Lady of the United States in January 1981 following her husband's victory, but was criticized early in his first term largely due to her decision to replace the White House china, despite it being paid for by private donations. Nancy restored a Kennedy-esque glamor to the White House following years of lax formality, and her interest in high-end fashion garnered much attention, as well as criticism. She championed recreational drug prevention causes by founding the "Just Say No" drug awareness campaign, which was considered her major initiative as first lady. Always protective of her husband, more controversy ensued when it was revealed in 1988 that she had consulted an astrologer to assist in planning the president's schedule after the 1981 assassination attempt on her husband.

This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License.
It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Nancy Reagan."
Photo Galleries
Most Popular
Viral video shows grouper swallow shark off fisherman's reel in one terrifying gulp
Tennessee student kicked out of class for saying 'bless you'
Indian boy with hands larger than his head can't even tie shoes
New York Post defies #ISISMediablackout with graphic James Foley cover
Deloitte: App downloads dwindle, 1 in 3 users disinterested