Former First Lady of the U.S who was married to President Ronald Reagan for 52 years. She was a well-known anti-drug advocate while in the White House.
She worked as a nurse's aide and sales clerk after attending Smith College in Massachusetts, where she majored in English and drama and graduated in 1943.
She starred as Nancy Davis in several films in the 1940s and '50s, including The Next Voice You Hear... (1950). She appeared in an episode of the popular 1980s sitcom Diff'rent Strokes to promote her "Just Say No" anti-drug initiative.
She dated actors Clark Gable, Robert Stack, and Peter Lawford before marrying future president Ronald Reagan in March 1952. She had two children, Patti and Ronald Jr., and two step-children, Maureen and Michael.
She began seeing Ronald Reagan after his divorce from actress Jane Wyman.