Ronald Reagan

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Ronald Wilson Reagan (February 6, 1911–June 5, 2004) was the 40th President of the United States (1981–1989), the 33rd Governor of California (1967–1975) and prior to that, an actor.

Reagan was born in Tampico in Whiteside County, Illinois, reared in Dixon in Lee County, Illinois, and educated at Eureka College in Eureka, Illinois, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics and sociology. Upon his graduation, Reagan first moved to Iowa to work as a radio broadcaster and then in 1937 to Los Angeles, California. He began a career as an actor, first in films and later television, appearing in over 50 movie productions and earning enough success to become a famous, publicly recognized figure. Some of his most notable roles are in Knute Rockne, All American and Kings Row. Reagan served as president of the Screen Actors Guild, and later spokesman for General Electric (GE); his start in politics occurred during his work for GE. Originally a member of the Democratic Party, he switched to the Republican Party in 1962. After delivering a rousing speech in support of Barry Goldwater's presidential candidacy in 1964, he was persuaded to seek the California governorship, winning two years later and again in 1970. He was defeated in his run for the Republican presidential nomination in 1968 as well as 1976, but won both the nomination and election, defeating incumbent Jimmy Carter in 1980.

As president, Reagan implemented sweeping new political and economic initiatives. His supply-side economic policies, dubbed "Reaganomics," advocated reducing tax rates to spur economic growth, controlling the money supply to reduce inflation, deregulation of the economy, and reducing government spending. In his first term he survived an assassination attempt, took a hard line against labor unions, and ordered military actions in Grenada. He was reelected in a landslide in 1984, proclaiming it was "Morning in America." His second term was primarily marked by foreign matters, such as the ending of the Cold War, the 1986 bombing of Libya, and the revelation of the Iran-Contra affair. Publicly describing the Soviet Union as an "evil empire," he supported anti-Communist movements worldwide and spent his first term forgoing the strategy of détente by ordering a massive military buildup in an arms race with the USSR. Reagan negotiated with Soviet General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev, culminating in the INF Treaty and the decrease of both countries' nuclear arsenals.

Reagan left office in 1989. In 1994, the former president disclosed that he had been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease earlier in the year; he died ten years later at the age of 93. He ranks highly in public opinion polls of U.S. Presidents, and is a conservative icon.

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Ronald Wilson Reagan (February 6, 1911–June 5, 2004) was the 40th President of the United States (1981–1989), the 33rd Governor of California (1967–1975) and prior to that, an actor.

Reagan was born in Tampico in Whiteside County, Illinois, reared in Dixon in Lee County, Illinois, and educated at Eureka College in Eureka, Illinois, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics and sociology. Upon his graduation, Reagan first moved to Iowa to work as a radio broadcaster and then in 1937 to Los Angeles, California. He began a career as an actor, first in films and later television, appearing in over 50 movie productions and earning enough success to become a famous, publicly recognized figure. Some of his most notable roles are in Knute Rockne, All American and Kings Row. Reagan served as president of the Screen Actors Guild, and later spokesman for General Electric (GE); his start in politics occurred during his work for GE. Originally a member of the Democratic Party, he switched to the Republican Party in 1962. After delivering a rousing speech in support of Barry Goldwater's presidential candidacy in 1964, he was persuaded to seek the California governorship, winning two years later and again in 1970. He was defeated in his run for the Republican presidential nomination in 1968 as well as 1976, but won both the nomination and election, defeating incumbent Jimmy Carter in 1980.

As president, Reagan implemented sweeping new political and economic initiatives. His supply-side economic policies, dubbed "Reaganomics," advocated reducing tax rates to spur economic growth, controlling the money supply to reduce inflation, deregulation of the economy, and reducing government spending. In his first term he survived an assassination attempt, took a hard line against labor unions, and ordered military actions in Grenada. He was reelected in a landslide in 1984, proclaiming it was "Morning in America." His second term was primarily marked by foreign matters, such as the ending of the Cold War, the 1986 bombing of Libya, and the revelation of the Iran-Contra affair. Publicly describing the Soviet Union as an "evil empire," he supported anti-Communist movements worldwide and spent his first term forgoing the strategy of détente by ordering a massive military buildup in an arms race with the USSR. Reagan negotiated with Soviet General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev, culminating in the INF Treaty and the decrease of both countries' nuclear arsenals.

Reagan left office in 1989. In 1994, the former president disclosed that he had been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease earlier in the year; he died ten years later at the age of 93. He ranks highly in public opinion polls of U.S. Presidents, and is a conservative icon.

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Gender Male

Known Credits 91

Birthday 1911-02-06

Day of Death 2004-06-05

Place of Birth Tampico, Illinois, USA

Adult Actor False

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Also Known As

  • Ronald Wilson Reagan
  • Elvis Reagan
  • Gov. Ronald Reagan
  • Governor Ronald Reagan
  • Governor Reagan
  • Lt. Ronald Reagan
  • Pres. Ronald Reagan
  • President Roanld Reagan
  • President Ronald Reagan
  • President Reagan
  • Ronald 'Dutch' Reagan
  • Sgt. Ronald Reagan

Known For

Acting TV ShowsMovies

2016 Zero Days as Himself (archive footage)
2015 The Making of Trump as Himself
2013 JFK Remembered: 50 Years Later as Himself
2013 Classic Movie Bloopers: Uncensored as Ronald Reagan
2012 Oliver Stone's Untold History of the United States(1 episode) as Himself
2008 Blood and Oil as Himself
2007 Heckler as Himself
2006 An Inconvenient Truth as Himself (archive footage)
2005 Found Footage Festival Volume 1: Live in Brooklyn as Himself (archive footage)
2005 Dan Aykroyd - Unplugged On UFO's as Himself
2005 James Dean: Forever Young as Himself (archive footage)
2003 Hell's Highway: The True Story of Highway Safety Films as Himself (archive footage)
1999 American Beauty as Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
1996 E! True Hollywood Story(1 episode)
1993 Thatcher: The Downing Street Years as Himself
1989 Stand-up Reagan as Himself
1987 Hollywood Uncensored as Himself (archive footage)
1983 Hollywood Out-takes and Rare Footage as Himself (archive footage)
1964 The Killers as Jack Browning
1963 Kraft Suspense Theatre(1 episode)
1961 The Dick Powell Show(1 episode)
1959 The DuPont Show with June Allyson(1 episode)
1957 Hellcats of the Navy as Cmdr. Casey Abbott (Captain, USS Starfish)
1956 Dick Powell's Zane Grey Theater(1 episode)
1955 Tennessee's Partner as Cowpoke
1954 Cattle Queen of Montana as Farrell
1954 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color(769 episodes)
1954 Prisoner of War as Webb Sloane
1953 Law and Order as Frame Johnson
1953 General Electric Theater(35 episodes)
1953 General Electric Theater(271 episodes) as Himself - Host
1953 Tropic Zone as Dan McCloud
1952 This Is Your Life(1 episode)
1952 She's Working Her Way Through College as Professor John Palmer
1952 The Winning Team as Grover Cleveland Alexander
1952 Hong Kong as Jeff Williams
1951 Schlitz Playhouse of Stars(3 episodes)
1951 Bedtime for Bonzo as Prof. Peter Boyd
1951 The Last Outpost as Capt. Vance Britten
1951 Storm Warning as Burt Rainey
1950 Lux Video Theatre(1 episode)
1950 Louisa as Hal Norton
1949 The Hasty Heart as Yank
1949 It's a Great Feeling as Himself, Cameo Appearance (uncredited)
1949 The Girl from Jones Beach as Bob Randolph - Robert Benerik
1949 Night Unto Night as John Galen
1949 John Loves Mary as John Lawrence
1948 The Ed Sullivan Show(1 episode)
1948 The Voice of the Turtle as Sergeant Bill Page
1947 That Hagen Girl as Thomas J. Bates
1947 So You Want To Be In Pictures as Himself (uncredited)
1945 The Fight for the Sky as Narrator (voice)
1943 This Is the Army as Johnny Jones (as Lt. Ronald Reagan)
1943 The Rear Gunner as Lt. Ames
1943 Recognition of the Japanese Zero Fighter as Lt. Jimmy Saunders
1942 Beyond the Line of Duty as Narrator (voice)
1942 Desperate Journey as Flying Officer Johnny Hammond
1942 Juke Girl as Steve Talbot
1942 Kings Row as Drake McHugh
1942 Breakdowns of 1942 as Himself (uncredited)
1941 Breakdowns of 1941 as Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
1941 Nine Lives Are Not Enough as Matt Sawyer
1941 Million Dollar Baby as Peter Rowan
1941 The Bad Man as Gil Jones
1940 Santa Fe Trail as George Custer
1940 Tugboat Annie Sails Again as Eddie Kent
1940 Knute Rockne All American as George Gipp
1940 Murder in the Air as Brass Bancroft a.k.a. Steve Swenko and Steve Coe
1940 An Angel from Texas as Marty Allen
1940 Alice in Movieland as Carlo's Guest (uncredited)
1940 Brother Rat and a Baby as Dan Crawford
1939 Smashing the Money Ring as Lt. Brass Bancroft
1939 The Angels Wash Their Faces as Pat Remson
1939 Hell's Kitchen as Jim
1939 Naughty But Nice as Eddie
1939 Code of the Secret Service as Lt. Brass Bancroft
1939 Dark Victory as Alec
1939 Secret Service of the Air as Lt. 'Brass' Bancroft
1938 Going Places as Jack Withering
1938 Brother Rat as Dan Crawford
1938 Girls on Probation as Neil Dillon
1938 Boy Meets Girl as Announcer
1938 The Amazing Dr. Clitterhouse as Radio Announcer (voice) (uncredited)
1938 Cowboy from Brooklyn as Pat Dunn
1938 Accidents Will Happen as Eric Gregg
1938 Swing Your Lady as Jack Miller
1938 Sergeant Murphy as Pvt. Dennis Reilley
1937 Hollywood Hotel as Radio Host at Premiere (uncredited)
1937 Love Is on the Air as Andy McCaine
1929 The Academy Awards(1 episode)
1900 Death Valley Days(0 episodes)

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1944 Resisting Enemy Interrogation … Producer

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