Knowledge Identifier: +Nancy_Reagan
Born in 1921.
Countries: United States (65%), California (9%), Washington (9%)
Linked to: Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, White House, Democratic Party
A full china service had not been purchased since the Truman administration in the 1940s, as only a partial service was ordered in the Johnson administration
She landed the role of Si-Tchun, a lady-in-waiting, in the 1946 Broadway musical about the Orient, "Lute Song", starring Mary Martin and a pre-stardom Yul Brynner
In 1951, Davis appeared in her favorite screen role, "Night Into Morning", a study of bereavement starring Ray Milland
In 1952 she married Ronald Reagan, who was president of the Screen Actors Guild, and they had two children
Her first appearance with Ronald Reagan came in one of the latter, "Ford Theatre", during a 1953 episode titled "First Born"
In 1967, Nancy Reagan was appointed by her husband to the California Arts Commission, and a year later was named "Los Angeles Times"' Woman of the Year; in its profile, the "Times" labeled her "A Model First Lady"
Joan Lunden - Her popularity on the "GMA" program from the 1970s through the 1990s allowed her to interview U.S. Presidents and First Ladies Gerald and Betty Ford, Jimmy and Rosalyn Carter, Ronald and Nancy Reagan, George (George_H._W._Bush) and Barbara Bush, Bill and Hillary Clinton, and Texas Governor George and Laura Bush prior to the younger Bush's 2000 election as President
Governor Reagan's term ended in 1975, and he did not run for a third; instead, he met with advisors to discuss a possible bid for the presidency in 1976, challenging incumbent President Gerald Ford
The 1976 campaign included the so-called "battle of the queens", contrasting Nancy with First Lady Betty Ford
Nancy first became aware of the need to educate young people about drugs during a 1980 campaign stop in Daytop Village, New York
James Galanos - In the 1980s, he made national headlines as First Lady Nancy Reagan's favorite designer
In 1981, Nancy directed a major renovation of several White House rooms, including all of the second and third floors and rooms adjacent to the Oval Office, including the press briefing room
Joan Quigley - She was called on by First Lady Nancy Reagan in 1981 after John Hinckley's attempted assassination of the president, and stayed on as the White House astrologer in secret until being outed in 1988 by ousted former chief of staff Donald Regan
Joan Quigley - Nancy Reagan grew concerned after the attempt on her husband's life on March 30, 1981 and asked Quigley if she could have foreseen, and possibly prevented, the assassination attempt
D. Elton Trueblood - Trueblood's book on Abraham Lincoln caught the attention of Nancy Reagan, who talked about it in an interview with "Good Housekeeping" in September 1981
Beginning in 1985, Nancy strongly encouraged her husband to hold "summit" conferences with Soviet General Secretary Gorbachev, and suggested they form a personal relationship beforehand
Way Bandy - Four months before his death, he did First Lady Nancy Reagan's makeup for a photo spread that appeared in the September 1986 edition of "Harper's Bazaar"
Diane Schuur - Nancy Reagan invited her to perform again as a vocalist with the Count Basie Orchestra in 1987
Joan Quigley - Regan, who frequently quarreled with Nancy Reagan, resigned in 1987 after the Iran-Contra affair and mixed reviews of his job performance
In 1989, Nancy was honored at the annual gala awards dinner of the Council of Fashion Designers of America, during which she received the council's lifetime achievement award
Jill Eikenberry - In 1989, she co-produced a documentary for NBC television called "Destined to Live", which featured interviews with cancer survivors like herself, including Nancy Reagan
In 1991, the controversial author Kitty Kelley wrote an unauthorized and largely uncited biography about Nancy Reagan, repeating accounts of a poor relationship with her children and introducing rumors of alleged sexual relations with singer Frank Sinatra
Decades later, Albert Brooks attempted to coax her out of acting retirement by offering her the title role opposite himself in his 1996 film "Mother"
Laura Bush - With her predecessor, former First Lady Nancy Reagan, Bush dedicated the First Ladies Red Dress Collection at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in May 2005
In 2007, she attended the national funeral service for Gerald Ford in the Washington National Cathedral
Charlton Heston - Heston's funeral was held a week later on April 12, 2008, in a ceremony which was attended by 250 people including Nancy Reagan and Hollywood stars such as California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, Olivia de Havilland, Keith Carradine, Pat Boone, Tom Selleck, Oliver Stone , Rob Reiner, and Christian Bale
Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center - The wife of the hospital's namesake, former First Lady Nancy Reagan, was hospitalized on October 15, 2008 after falling at her home
Nancy Reagan hosted a 2012 Republican presidential debate at the Reagan Presidential Library on September 7, 2011
Following the April 2013 death of former UK Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, she said that, "The world has lost a true champion of freedom and democracy
Barbara Bush - Upon the death of Nancy Reagan on March 6, 2016, Bush became the oldest living First Lady
Cynthia Nixon - In May 2016, it was announced that Nixon would play Nancy Reagan in the upcoming television film adaptation of "Killing Reagan"