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Ronald Reagan
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Birth Name: Ronald Wilson Reagan
Birthdate: February 6, 1911
Birthplace: Tampico, Illinois
Occupation: Actor, President of the United States
Ronald Reagan Photo

Claim to Fame: Portrayed George 'The Gipper' Gipp in Knute Rockne All American (1940) years before becoming the 40th President of the United States of America

Significant Other(s):
Wife: Nancy Davis, actress; born July 6, 1921; married March 4, 1952
Wife: Jane Wyman, actress; born January 4, 1914; married January 1940; divorced 1948

Family:
Father: John Edward Reagan
Mother: Nellie Wilson Reagan
Brother: Neil Reagan, actor; born September 16, 1908; died December 11, 1996
Daughter: Maureen Reagan, actress; born January 4, 1941; died August 8, 2001
Son: Michael Reagan
Son: Ron Reagan; born May 20, 1958
Daughter: Patti Davis; born October 21, 1952

Biography
Ronald Reagan began his career as a sportscaster for a Des Moines radio station and wound up serving as President of the United States of America from 1981 to 1989. An affable actor possessed of minimal talent but undeniable charisma, Reagan proved a popular romantic lead in numerous minor films from the late 1930s. He turned in the odd creditable performance in "Knute Rockne--All American" (1940), he played George Gip, about whom Rockne exhorts his teammates to "win just one for the Gipper"; and he certainly delivered an occasional memorable line which passed into contemporary folklore (a gift he would later perfect as a politician): in "Kings Row" (1942), playing a character who has just had both legs amputated, he laments, "Where's the rest of me?" (the title of his 1965 autobiography). 5After WWII, in which he served with the Air Force making training films, Reagan became immersed in Hollywood politics. Known as a firm liberal, he served as head of the Screen Actors Guild from 1947 to 1952, and again in 1959. Though his big-screen star had faded, he remained popular on TV as host of the "General Electric Theater" and other shows. By the early 1960s, he had shifted his political stance and become an increasingly conservative member of the Republican party. In the same year that he sponsored the controversial presidential candidate Barry Goldwater, Reagan starred as a woman-slapping, white-collar criminal in one of his final films, "The Killers" (1964). Most of his subsequent appearances in front of cameras were in the capacity of professional politician, first as governor of California (1967-74) and then as one of America's most popular presidents (1981-88). In 1995, he publicly announced he was suffering from Alzheimer's disease. Reagan was formerly married to actress Jane Wyman (1940-48) and since 1952, has been wed to actress Nancy Davis.

Filmography
"Reagan" (1998) (mini) TV Series - Himself (archive footage)
Word Universe: A Journey to West Africa, The (1995) - Himself
Roger & Me (1989) - Himself
James Stewart: A Wonderful Life (1987) (TV) - Himself
Stand-Up Reagan (1985) - Himself
Peanuts to the Presidency (1978) - Himself
Hollywood on Trial (1976) - Himself
"Death Valley Days" (1952) TV Series - Host (1965-1966)
Killers, The (1964) - Jack Browning
Young Doctors, The (1961) (voice) - Narrator
Hellcats of the Navy (1957) - Comdr. Casey Adams
Tennessee's Partner (1955) - Cowpoke
Cattle Queen of Montana (1954) - Farrell
Prisoner of War (1954) - Webb Sloane
"General Electric Theater" (1953) TV Series - Host (1954-1962)
Tropic Zone (1953) - Dan McCloud
"Orchid Award, The" (1953) TV Series - Los Angeles-based Host (1953-54)
Law and Order (1953) - Frame Johnson
She's Working Her Way Through College (1952) - Prof. John Palmer
Winning Team, The (1952) - Grover Cleveland Alexander
Bedtime for Bonzo (1951) - Prof. Peter Boyd
Big Truth, The (1951) - Host/Narrator
Hong Kong (1951/I) - Jeff Williams
Last Outpost, The (1951) - Vance Britten
Storm Warning (1951) - Burt Rainey
Louisa (1950) - Hal Norton
Girl from Jones Beach, The (1949) - Bob Randolph (Robert Venerik)
Hasty Heart, The (1949) - Yank
It's a Great Feeling (1949) - Himself
John Loves Mary (1949) - John Lawrence
Night Unto Night (1949) - John
So You Want to Be in Pictures (1947) (uncredited) - Himself
Stallion Road (1947) - Larry Hanrahan
That Hagen Girl (1947) - Tom Bates
Voice of the Turtle, The (1947) - Sgt. Bill Page
Fight for the Sky, The (1945) - Narrator
Target Tokyo (1945) - Narrator
This Is the Army (1943) (as Sgt. Ronald Reagan)
First Motion Picture Unit (1943) - Himself
For God and Country (1943) - Father Michael O'Keefe
Jap Zero (1943) - Lt. Jimmy Saunders
Rear Gunner, The (1943) - Lt. Ames
Mr. Gardenia Jones (1942)
Beyond the Line of Duty (1942) - Narrator
Desperate Journey (1942) - Flying Officer Johnny Hammond
Juke Girl (1942) - Steve Talbot
Kings Row (1942) - Drake McHugh
Bad Man, The (1941) - Gil Jones
International Squadron (1941) - Jimmy Grant
Million Dollar Baby (1941) - Peter Rowan
Nine Lives Are Not Enough (1941) - Matt Sawyer
Tugboat Annie Sails Again (1940) - Eddie Kent
Angel from Texas, An (1940) - Marty Allen
Brother Rat and a Baby (1940) - Dan Crawford
Knute Rockne, All American (1940) - George Gipp
Murder in the Air (1940) - 'Brass' Bancroft
Santa Fe Trail (1940) - George Armstrong Custer
Naughty But Nice (1939) - Ed Clark
Dark Victory (1939) - Alec Hamin
Angels Wash Their Faces, The (1939) - Pat Remson
Code of the Secret Service (1939) - Lt. 'Brass' Bancroft
Hell's Kitchen (1939) - Jim Donohue
Secret Service of the Air (1939) - Lt. 'Brass' Bancroft
Smashing the Money Ring (1939) - Lt. 'Brass' Bancroft
Sword Fishing (1939) (voice) - Narrator
Going Places (1938) - Jack Withering
Brother Rat (1938) - Dan Crawford
Amazing Doctor Clitterhouse, The (1938) (voice) - Announcer
Boy Meets Girl (1938) - Announcer
Cowboy from Brooklyn, The (1938) - Pat Dunn
Accidents Will Happen (1938) - Eric Gregg
Hollywood Hotel (1938) - Radio anouncer
Girls on Probation (1938) - Neil Dillon
Sergeant Murphy (1938) - Pvt. Dennis Riley
Swing Your Lady (1938) - Jack Miller
Love Is on the Air (1937) - Andy McLeod
Submarine D-1 (1937) (scenes deleted) - Bit Part

Factoids:
Was originally considered for the leading role in Casablanca (1942) before it went to Humphrey Bogart

Education:
Eureka College, Eureka, California; graduated 1932

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