Former First Lady Nancy Reagan died of congestive heart failure at the age of 94 Sunday. She died at her home in Los Angeles, California, and this month she will be buried next to her husband, former President Ronald Reagan, at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California.
Nancy Reagan was born on July 6, 1921 in New York. She met her husband in 1951, and they married in 1952. They had been married for 52 years at the time of Ronald's death in 2004. The Reagans had two children of their own, and Nancy was the stepmother to two children from Ronald's previous marriage.
Nancy Reagan was known for the elegant style that she brought to the White House, as well as her work on important initiatives like the "Just Say No" anti-drug campaign. During a statement Sunday, President Obama said that Nancy "redefined the role" of First Lady. She even helped to hire and fire employees involved in her husband's campaigns.
Below, take a look at Reagan's life over the years.
Nancy Reagan was born Anne Francis Robins on July 6, 1921. It wasn't until later in her childhood years that she became known as Nancy. When her mother remarried, Nancy took her stepfather's last name, Davis.
She attended a private school in Chicago, where she majored in drama, and then began her public career as an actress in stage, film, and television.
She was in a total of 11 movies — her last being "Hellcats of the Navy", which she starred in alongside her husband, Ronald Reagan, in 1956.
She and Ronald met due to a mistake in 1951, when Nancy's name was accidentally included on a list of suspected Communist sympathizers. She asked to speak with the president of the Screen Actors Guild, who happened to be Ronald. They wed a year later.
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