Nancy was born July 6, 1921. Born as Anne Frances “Nancy” Robbins Davis Reagan, at Sloane Hospital Flushing Queens, New York. Nancy was born to Kenneth Seymour Robbins and Edith P. Luckett. Her parents got divorced shortly after marriage. Her mom remarried Loyal Davis, and her dad remarried Patricia Brinckerhoff.
Nancy considers Loyal Davis as her true father. Loyal Davis was a neurosurgeon. He was well known. When he adopted Nancy, her name was changed to Nancy Davis.
Nancy’s mother was an actress. She is the one who helped bring Nancy into the film industry.
Nancy was an only child excluding her stepbrother Richard Davis. Nancy enjoyed her childhood; she swam and played tennis. As a child Nancy lived in Bethesda, Maryland with her aunt and her uncle. Nancy enjoyed the time her mother was in New York because her aunt would take her to visit her mother.
During elementary school, she went to Sidwell Friends School. For middle and high school, she went to Girl’s Latin School. For college Nancy attended Smith College. She got her bachelor’s degree in dramatic arts.
Nancy wanted to be an actress. Her mother was helpful in that. Nancy’s mom had some of her friends to introduce Nancy. After a screen test, Nancy signed a seven-year contract with Metro Goldwyn Mayer.
Nancy loved fashion. She owned many clothes, especially in the color of red. She called red a “picker – upper”. Nancy had so many red clothes that the fire engine red became known as “'Reagan Red”. Many criticized her for spending too much money on clothes and jewelry.
Nancy Reagan was an actress first, and then she became a First Lady. On quote Nancy said was “I must say acting was good training for the...