28 Facts About Nancy Reagan

1. On March 6, 2016, Nancy Reagan died of congestive heart failure at the age of 94.

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2. Nancy Reagan's was on hand as President Obama signed the Ronald Reagan Centennial Commission Act, and lunched privately with Michelle Obama.

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3. Nancy Reagan's traveled to Washington, DC in June 2009 to unveil a statue of her late husband in the Capitol rotunda.

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4. In January 2009, Nancy Reagan was said to be "improving every day and starting to get out more and more.

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5. Nancy Reagan's is, as most of her friends described her, a pistol.

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6. Nancy Reagan's is not without opinions on politics and political types these days.

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7. Nancy Reagan's kept a strong composure, traveling from her home to the Reagan Library for a memorial service, then to Washington, DC, where her husband's body lay in state for 34 hours prior to a national funeral service in the Washington National Cathedral.

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8. Nancy Reagan's continued to travel around the United States, speaking out against drug and alcohol abuse.

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9. Nancy Reagan's continued to reside at the Bel Air home, where she lived with her husband until he died on June 5, 2004.

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10. Nancy Reagan's chose to undergo a mastectomy rather than a lumpectomy, and the breast was removed on October 17, 1987.

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11. Nancy Reagan's acknowledged her role in reaction in influencing him on personnel decisions, saying "In no way do I apologize for it.

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12. In 1985, Nancy Reagan expanded the campaign to an international level by inviting the First Ladies of various nations to the White House for a conference on drug abuse.

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13. Nancy Reagan's appeared in single episodes of the television drama Dynasty and the sitcom Diff'rent Strokes, to underscore support for the "Just Say No" campaign, and in a rock music video, "Stop the Madness".

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14. Nancy Reagan's appeared on television talk shows, recorded public service announcements, and wrote guest articles.

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15. Nancy Reagan's remarked that hosting the dinners is "the easiest thing in the world.

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16. Nancy Reagan's described lunching with former Democratic National Committee chairman Robert S Strauss, wherein Strauss said to her, "When you first came to town, Nancy, I didn't like you at all.

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17. Nancy Reagan's was quoted as saying, "The White House really badly, badly needs china.

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18. In 1989, Nancy Reagan was honored at the annual gala awards dinner of the Council of Fashion Designers of America, during which she received the council's lifetime achievement award.

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19. Nancy Reagan's employed two private hairdressers, who would style her hair on a regular basis in the White House.

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20. Nancy Reagan's favored the color red, calling it "a picker-upper", and wore it accordingly.

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21. In 1981, Nancy Reagan directed a major renovation of several White House rooms, including all of the second and third floors and rooms adjacent to the Oval Office, including the press briefing room.

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22. Nancy Reagan's organized a meeting among feuding campaign managers John Sears and Michael Deaver, and her husband, which resulted in Deaver leaving the campaign and Sears being given full control.

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23. Nancy Reagan's became involved with the Foster Grandparents Program, helping to popularize it in the United States and Australia.

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24. Nancy Reagan's disliked living in the state capital of Sacramento, which lacked the excitement, social life, and mild climate to which she was accustomed in Los Angeles.

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25. Nancy Reagan's had noticed that her name had appeared on the Hollywood blacklist, and sought Ronald Reagan's help to maintain her employment as a guild actress in Hollywood, and for assistance in having her name removed from the list.

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26. Nancy Reagan's landed the role of Si-Tchun, a lady-in-waiting, in the 1946 Broadway musical about the Orient, Lute Song, starring Mary Martin and a pre-fame Yul Brynner.

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27. Nancy Reagan's lived her first two years in Flushing, Queens, an outer borough of New York City, in a two-story house on Roosevelt Avenue between 149th and 150th Streets.

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28. Nancy Reagan's was the First Lady of the United States from 1981 to 1989.

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