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Ronald Reagan

Ronald ReaganAKA Ronald Wilson Reagan

Born: 6-Feb-1911
Birthplace: Tampico, IL
Died: 5-Jun-2004
Location of death: Los Angeles, CA
Cause of death: Pneumonia
Remains: Buried, Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum, Simi Valley, CA

Gender: Male
Religion: Christian [1]
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Head of State, Actor
Party Affiliation: Republican

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: 40th US President, 1981-89

Military service: US Army Air Corps (Captain, 1942-45)


[1] Reagan's father, Jack, was a lapsed Catholic. Ronald's brother Neil was baptized into the Roman Catholic Church but Ronald was baptized into the Disciples of Christ. His mother, Nell, was baptized into the Disciples on 27 March 1910, less than one year before Ronald's birth. At age 19, Ronald left the Disciples, claiming the Catholicism of his father. However, even if he said this, Ronald was never baptized Catholic and did not join any Catholic denomination, so it is most probably an act of rebellion rather than belief. All that can be said for certain was that Reagan was a Christian. See Lou Cannon, Governor Reagan: His Rise to Power (2005), pages 14-16. Also see Nicholas Wapshott, Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher (2007): "Although my father's attendance at mass was sporadic, my mother seldom missed Sunday services at the Disciples of Christ church in Dixon. From my mother, I learned the value of prayer, how to have dreams and believe I could make them come true."

Father: John Edward Reagan ("Jack")
Mother: Nelle Clyde Wilson
Brother: John Neil Reagan ("Neil")
Wife:
Jane Wyman (actress, m. 26-Jan-1940, div. 6-Jun-1948, one son, one daughter)
Son: Michael Reagan (adopted Mar-1945)
Daughter: Maureen Reagan (b. 4-Jan-1941, d. 2001)
Girlfriend: Jacqueline Park
Slept with: Selene Walters (she claims he raped her in 1952)
Wife: Nancy Reagan (actress, m. 4-Mar-1952, one daughter, one son)
Daughter: Patti Davis (b. 22-Oct-1952)
Son: Ron Reagan (b. 28-May-1958)

    High School: Northside High School, Dixon, IL (1928)
    University: BA Sociology and Economics, Eureka College (1932)

    US President (1981-89)
    Governor of California (1966-74)
    Lost Child Custody
    Assassination Attempt 30-Mar-1981, by John Hinckley
    Shot 30-Mar-1981
    Brain Surgery Mayo Clinic (Sep-1989)
    Hip Replacement Surgery Jan-2001
    Endorsement of Liggett Group Chesterfield cigarettes
    Endorsement of General Electric Spokesman, host of General Electric Theater (1954-62)
    Endorsement of Disneyland (1955)
    Alfalfa Club 1971
    Bohemian Grove
    Christian Anti-Communist Crusade
    Committee on the Present Danger 1979
    E Clampus Vitus
    Fraternal Order of Eagles
    Jonathan Club Honorary Member
    Motion Picture Alliance for the Preservation of American Ideals
    National Press Club
    Rancheros Vistadores
    Reagan-Bush '84 Candidate
    Screen Actors Guild President (1947-52 and 1959-60)
    United World Federalists
    Young Americans for Freedom National Advisory Board (1962), Honorary Chairman
    Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity 1920
    Alfalfa Party candidate for US President
    Broadcasting and Cable Hall of Fame
    Presidential Medal of Freedom
    Congressional Gold Medal
    Hollywood Walk of Fame 6374 Hollywood Blvd
    International Security Leadership Award 1983
    Silver Buffalo 1982
    Time Person of the Year 1980
    Time Person of the Year 1983
    National Cowboy Hall of Fame 1989
    Kentucky Colonel
    Order of the White Eagle 2007:(posthumously)
    Visited Disneyland on Opening Day
    Prostate Surgery Bethesda Naval Hospital (5-Jan-1987)
    HUAC Hearings 1946
    Iran-Contra Scandal
    Sued by the ACLU (Oct-1987)
    Traveled to the USSR 29-May-1988
    Visited Disneyland 35th Anniversary (Jan-1990)
    Funeral: Michael Landon (1991)
    Funeral: Richard Nixon (1994)
    Lain in state at the Capitol Rotunda
    Secret Service Codename Rawhide
    Irish Ancestry
    Risk Factors: Alzheimer's, Colon Cancer, Skin Cancer, Former Smoker, Arthritis, Aviophobia

    TELEVISION
    Death Valley Days Bear River Smith (1964-66)

    FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
    Ethos (10-Feb-2011) · Himself
    House of Boys (20-Nov-2009) · Himself
    Waiting for Armageddon (28-Jan-2009) · Himself
    Run for Your Life (Apr-2008) · Himself
    Tribulation 99: Alien Anomalies Under America (27-Nov-1992) · Himself
    Berkeley in the Sixties (Jan-1990) · Himself
    The Killers (7-Jul-1964)
    The Young Doctors (23-Aug-1961) · Narrator [VOICE]
    Hellcats of the Navy (May-1957)
    Tennessee's Partner (21-Sep-1955) · Cowpoke
    Cattle Queen of Montana (Nov-1954)
    Prisoner of War (4-May-1954)
    Law and Order (May-1953)
    Tropic Zone (Jan-1953) · Dan McCloud
    She's Working Her Way Through College (9-Jul-1952) · John Palmer
    The Winning Team (20-Jun-1952) · Grover Cleveland Alexander
    Hong Kong (12-Jan-1952) · Jeff Williams
    Bedtime for Bonzo (5-Apr-1951)
    Cavalry Charge (4-Apr-1951)
    Storm Warning (3-Mar-1951) · Burt Rainey
    Louisa (31-May-1950)
    The Hasty Heart (2-Dec-1949) · Yank
    The Girl from Jones Beach (16-Jul-1949) · Bob Randolph
    Night Unto Night (10-Jun-1949)
    John Loves Mary (4-Feb-1949) · John Lawrence
    The Voice of the Turtle (25-Dec-1947) · Sgt. Bill Page
    That Hagen Girl (24-Oct-1947) · Tom Bates
    Stallion Road (4-Apr-1947) · Larry Hanrahan
    This Is the Army (29-Jul-1943) · Johnny Jones
    Desperate Journey (26-Sep-1942) · Flying Officer Johnny Hammond
    Juke Girl (30-May-1942)
    Kings Row (2-Feb-1942) · Drake McHugh
    Nine Lives Are Not Enough (20-Sep-1941)
    International Squadron (13-Aug-1941)
    Million Dollar Baby (31-May-1941) · Peter Rowan
    The Bad Man (28-Mar-1941) · Gil Jones
    Santa Fe Trail (13-Dec-1940) · George Armstrong Custer
    Tugboat Annie Sails Again (18-Oct-1940)
    Knute Rockne All American (4-Oct-1940) · George Gipp
    Murder in the Air (1-Jun-1940) · Brass Bancroft
    An Angel from Texas (27-Apr-1940) · Marty Allen
    Brother Rat and a Baby (13-Jan-1940) · Dan Crawford
    Smashing the Money Ring (21-Oct-1939) · Lt. Brass Bancroft
    The Angels Wash Their Faces (26-Aug-1939) · Pat Remson
    Hell's Kitchen (3-Jul-1939)
    Naughty But Nice (23-Jun-1939)
    Code of the Secret Service (27-May-1939) · Lt. "Brass" Bancroft
    Dark Victory (20-Apr-1939) · Alec
    Secret Service of the Air (4-Mar-1939) · Lt. "Brass" Bancroft
    Going Places (31-Dec-1938) · Jack Withering
    Brother Rat (29-Oct-1938) · Dan Crawford
    Girls on Probation (22-Oct-1938) · Neil Dillon
    Boy Meets Girl (27-Aug-1938) · Announcer
    Cowboy from Brooklyn (9-Jul-1938) · Pat Dunn
    Accidents Will Happen (9-Apr-1938)
    Swing Your Lady (8-Jan-1938)
    Sergeant Murphy (18-Nov-1937)

Rotten Library Page:
Ronald Reagan

Author of books:
Where's the Rest of Me? The Ronald Reagan Story (1965, memoir, with Richard G. Hubler)
Sincerely, Ronald Reagan (1980, memoir, edited by Helene von Damm)
Rendezvous with Destiny (1981, memoir)
A Time for Choosing: The Speeches of Ronald Reagan (1983, speeches, edited by Alfred Baltizar)
Ronald Reagan: In God I Trust (1984)
Abortion and the Conscience of the Nation (1984, nonfiction)
Speaking My Mind: Selected Speeches with Personal Reflections (1989, speeches)
An American Life: The Autobiography (1990, memoir)

Appears on postage stamps:
USA, Scott #4078 (39 cents, issued 14-Jun-2006)


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