The Reagan Era
Nancy Reagan in The Reagan Era
Nancy Reagan (1921-) is the wife of Ronald Reagan, and former First Lady of both California (1967-75) and the United States (1981-89). A Hollywood actress in her younger days, Nancy Reagan (née Nancy Davis) married Ronald Reagan in 1952, and the couple had two children. Nancy and "Ronnie" maintained a deeply affectionate relationship that lasted until Ronald Reagan's death from Alzheimer's Disease in 2004.
During Reagan's presidency, Nancy took on a high-profile role in leading a nationwide campaign against drug use by children and teenagers. She became famous for touting its slogan, "Just Say No."