Nancy Reagan reportedly said her life "began" when she met Ronald. But he often said the same about her too, and their year marriage is proof of their love and devotion. In a sense, their love story was one for the ages. It all started out with a blind date. Nancy Davis, a young actress at the time, had just gotten a starring role in her first feature film and Ronald was the President of the Screen Actors Guild and a well-known actor himself.
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She was the first lady of the United States from to She was born in New York City. After her parents separated, she lived in Maryland with an aunt and uncle for six years. When her mother remarried in , she moved to Chicago and later took the name Davis from her stepfather. They had two children together.
Nancy and Ronald Reagan: A classic love story
On this day in , actor and future President Ronald Reagan marries his second wife, actress Nancy Davis. Nancy Davis, whose real name is Anne Frances Robbins, met her husband in The two met in , while Reagan was serving as president of the Screen Actors Guild SAG and Nancy was embroiled in an effort to remove her name from the notorious McCarthy-era Hollywood blacklist of possible communist sympathizers.
In retrospect, it seems clear that Ronald and Nancy Reagan were not only one of the great married couples of American history, but also one of its great career partnerships. By the time she became first lady, Nancy Reagan had grown immensely from the new wife of March who was trying to help her year-old bridegroom onto his feet as he reeled from professional setbacks. Their nuptials coincided with a moment of historic upheaval in the business of American entertainment. Television was ascendant, threatening the Hollywood star-making model.