Nancy Davis Reagan, the veteran American actress and the former First lady of US died at the age of 94 following a cardiac arrest.
About Nancy Reagan
- Nancy Davis Reagan was born on July 6, 1921in Newyork.
- She was an American actress and the wife of the 40thPresident of the United States, Ronald Reagan.
- She was the First Lady of the United States from 1981 to 1989
- During 1940-50, she acted in many films such asThe Next Voice You Hear, Night Into Morning, and Donovan’s Brain
- In1952, she married Ronald Reagan who was then president of the Screen Actors GuildShe was the First Lady of California when her husband was Governorfrom 1967 to 1975 and she began to work with the Foster Grandparents Program
- Nancy Reagan became First Lady of the United States in January 1981, following her husband’s victory in the 1980 presidential election.
- She was criticized early in his first term largely due to her decision to replace the White House china.
- She championed recreational drug preventioncauses by founding the “Just Say No” drug awareness campaign, which was considered her major initiative as First Lady
- In 1989 her autobiography “My Turn” which reflects her life in White house was released
In late 1989, she established the Nancy Reagan Foundation, which aimed to continue to educate people about the dangers of substance abuse.Her husband, Ronald Reagan –the former US President was diagnosed with Alzheimer disease following which he died in 2004