Nancy Reagan passes at 94

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LOS ANGELES (AP) Former first lady Nancy Reagan has died at 94 in Bel-Air, California.

Assistant Allison Borio says Mrs. Reagan died Sunday at her home of congestive heart failure.

How Nancy Reagan’s image changed

Those who knew her weigh in

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Her marriage to Ronald Reagan lasted 52 years until his death in 2004.

Nancy was born on July 6th, 1921 in New York City.  As Nancy Davis, she stared in such movies as The Next Voice You Hear…, Night Into Morning, and Donovan’s Brain.  In 1952, she married Ronald Reagan.

Ronald and Nancy had two children together.

Nancy is known for launching the “Just Say No” drug awareness campaign in 1982, which was a major initiative.  In 2002, she was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor, by President George W. Bush.

Nancy was the second oldest First Lady in United States history, second only to Bess Truman, who lived to be 97 years old.

 

AP contributed to this article

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