Nancy Reagan, actress, activist and former first lady of the United States, died yesterday of congestive heart failure at her home in the Bel Air neighborhood of Los Angeles, according to her spokesperson at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library . She was 94.
Born Anne Frances Robbins on July 6, 1921, the New York native, who later took the stage name Nancy Davis, is best known as the wife of Ronald Reagan, the 40th U.S. president. While often painted as merely the vigilantly protective “ woman behind the man ,” she was a political force in her own right, spearheading the “Just Say No” anti-drug crusade of the 1980s and later championing embryonic stem-cell research.
President Barack Obama remembered Reagan, a graceful, stylish conservative Republican who brought more than a touch of Hollywood glamor to the White House, for her compassionate efforts advocating for Alzheimer’s patients and their caregivers. Her husband […]