Former First Lady Nancy Reagan died at 94

Posted on:08 Mar 2016 10:06:15

Former First Lady Nancy Reagan died at 94
08 March 2016 Current Affairs GK: Nancy Reagan, the former actress who was fiercely protective of husband Ronald Reagan through a Hollywood career, eight years in the White House, an assassination attempt and her husband's Alzheimer's disease, died on 6 March,2016 at age 94.The cause of death was congestive heart failure.Nancy Reagan was born Anne Frances Robbins on July 6, 1921, in New York City.The former Nancy Davis, the wife of Ronald Reagan, the 40th U.S. president and 33rd governor of California.She acted on the big screen in just one more film after that 1958’s Crash Landing and so did he, in The Killers (1964). He announced his campaign to run for governor of California in 1965 and served until 1975.Nancy had an opportunity to play the title role in Albert Brooks’ Mother (1996), but she turned down the writer-director, saying she needed to care for her ailing husband, then plagued with Alzheimer’s. (Doris Day also said no, but Debbie Reynolds signed on and earned a Golden Globe nomination).As first lady, Nancy used the White House as a venue to showcase young performers, especially in the PBS series In Performance at the White House.In 1987, she was diagnosed with breast cancer and spoke candidly about a decision to have a mastectomy. Two years later, her autobiography, My Turn, was published; in it, she addressed her reliance on astrology.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

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