Nancy Reagan was a well-known actress from America who is best known to be the wife of the former President of the United States Ronald Reagan. From 1981-1989, she was the First Lady of the USA. As Nancy Davis, she was a popular actress in the 1940’s and 1950’s and has appeared in many films. Let’s find out more about how much is Nancy Reagan’s net worth in 2018.
Nancy Reagan Early Life
Nancy Davis Reagan was born as Anne Frances Robbins in New York City, New York on July 26, 1921, to her parents Edith Prescott Luckett and Kenneth Seymour Robbins.
She completed her schooling at Girls’ Latin School of Chicago in 1939, and in 1943 she earned her degree in drama and English from Smith College in Massachusetts.
In 1952, Nancy Reagan got married to Ronald Regan. They are the parents of Patricia Ann Reagan and Ronald Prescott Reagan. She was also the stepmother of Michael Reagan and Maureen Reagan, who were Ronald’s adopted and biological child from his previous relationship with Jane Wyman.
Nancy Reagan died on 6th March 2016, following congestive heart failure. She was 94 at the time of her death. Her funeral was held on 11th March 2016 and was attended by many prominent families.
Nancy Reagan Career
Nancy Regan began her career in 1940 by appearing in National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis as a volunteer. After leaving her college, she did many jobs like working as a sales clerk and by becoming a nurse’s aide. In 1945, she appeared in ‘Ramshackle Inn’. Prior to that, she appeared in the short film ‘The Crippler’.
In 1948, she was seen in the film ‘Portrait of Jennie’. She then went on to appear in the films ‘East Side, West Side’, ‘Shadow on the Wall’, ‘Night into Morning’, ‘It’s a Big Country’, ‘Shadow in the Sky’, ‘Donovan’s Brain’, ‘Hellcats of the Navy’, and ‘Crash Landing’.
She has also appeared in many television shows like ‘General Electric Theater’, ‘The Tall Man’, ‘Wagon Train’, ‘Schiltz Playhouse of Stars’, and ‘Ford Television Theatre’.
In 1967, her husband Ronald Regan became the Governor of the state of California. This made her become the First Lady of California. She became California’s First Lady from January 1967 to January 1975.
In January 1981, Reagan became the First Lady of the United States after her husband became the 40th President of the USA. She served as the U.S. First Lady until January 1989.
Awards & Achievements
In 2002, Nancy Reagan received the Presidential Medal of Freedom. In the same year, she went on to win the Congressional Gold Medal. In 1989, Reagan was conferred with the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Council of Fashion Designers of America. In 1983, Pepperdine University bestowed Reagan with an Honorary Doctorate in Law. She has also received an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Illinois’s Eureka College.
Net Worth of Nancy Reagan
Nancy Reagan had an estimated net worth of more than $25 million. She was a popular Hollywood actress during the 1940s and 1950s. Her wardrobe consisted of many luxury dresses and jewellery. Part of her wealth also came as the former First Lady of the United States. At the time of her death, she possessed an estimated $25 million. Reagan was also known to be a woman who devoted herself to caring for her husband.
Nancy Reagan is considered one of the most popular First Ladies in the world. She was the wife of actor turned politician Ronald Reagan, who himself was a two-time President of Screen Actors Guild and later became the Governor of California and the President of the United States. She has acted in a number of television shows and films in the 1940s and 1950s. She is known to be the founder of the phrase “Just Say No”.