Nancy Reagan 1921-2016 RIP
Tragically we lost another icon over the weekend. Nancy Reagan died this Sunday at the ripe old age of 94 at her home in Los Angeles. Congestive heart failure is what finally got her.
Nancy Reagan was the one who brought Regal Ronnie back to from his slumping approval number during the Iran-Contra scandal- according to the New York Times. Always behind her husband, Nancy appeared more traditional first lady, busying herself with matters of decorating, fashion and of course, entertaining. However, she was so much more. Most suspected was involved with her husband’s presidency- especially during his descent into Alzheimers.
BLACKLISTED: Fun fact about Nan- She met Ronnie when she was blacklisted for being a communist during the McCarthyism in the late 1940s. It was a clerical error, as Nancy (then) Davis, was an ardent conservative.
Ronnie was a Democrat back then and was president of the Screen Actors Guild. He got her off the commie list, and they fell in love. Nancy eventually getting him to become a Rebuplican- becoming the Governor of Cali.
Ever the actors, they quickly became the go to couple to look and act the part, first as governor of Cali, then later as the 40th presidential family, at least according to Drunk History.
Always seen in red, Nancy is known for her ‘Just Say No’ campaign, a platform which allowed her to step back in front of the camera- appearing on Dynasty and Diff’rent Strokes.
FASHION & STYLE: Nancy was good friends with Oscar de la Renta, Bob Mackie, Adolfo, Valentino Halston, and Coco Chanel, to name a few. Her style and elegance rivaled Jackie Kennedy, which is no small statement. Nancy was always the height of the perfection in presentation. I wonder if her flawless performance put Lizzie 2, the Queen of England on edge? Nancy Reagan 1921-2016 RIP