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Nicholas King Nolte (born February 8, 1941) is an American model, actor, and producer. He was born in Omaha, Nebraska. His father, Frank Nolte, was an itinerant irrigation pump salesman. His father was also an All-American candidate at Iowa State in 1934. His mother, Helen Nolte, was a department store buyer.
His paternal grandfather was a German farmer with farm in Iowa. His maternal grandfather did agricultural research at Iowa State University, invented the hollow-tile silo and was prominent in early aviation. His maternal grandmother ran the student union at Iowa State University
He attended high school at Benson High School and Westside High School, both in Omaha. He attended Arizona State University on a football scholarship. He also attended Eastern Arizona College, in Thatcher, Arizona and Phoenix College, Phoenix, Arizona. He eventually dropped out due to unsatisfactory grades. He then started his career in theatre. He attended the Pasadena Playhouse and Stella Adler's Academy in Los Angeles. After training, Nolte spent years travelling the country and working in regional theaters. In 1962, Nolte was given five years probation for selling fake draft cards.
He has a lengthy screen career, including parts in B-movies and television films. Nolte was starred in over 40 films playing a wide variety of characters. Diversity of character is Nolte's signature of his film career. He is known for his trademark athleticism and gravel-voiced characters. According to a written note owned by Richard Donner Nolte was first choice to play Superman in the 1978 film.
Nolte has been a heavy drinker. Katharine Hepburn remarked about him falling down drunk in every gutter in town, to which Nolte replied, "I've got a few to go yet." He has been working on achieving sobriety since 1990. Nolte had a drug problem, but a subsequent rehabilitation helped his career. He received help at the Silver Hill Hospital in Connecticut after being arrested on suspicion of drunken driving in Malibu, CA. Tests showed the influence of GHB. He still smokes cigarettes. Nick is staying youthful by a regiment of vitamins and eating organic food only.
He has been involved with Shelia Page, Karen Louise Eklund, Sharyn Haddad, Debra Winger, Vicki Lewis, and Rebecca Linger. He is currently divorced. Nolte has an older sister, Nancy, who is the executive for Red Cross. Nolte had a son with Rebecca Linger, Brawley King Nolte. The son is an actor.
Nick Nolte currently resides in Malibu, California.
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Nick Nolte currently resides in Malibu, California. Since Reagan's death, Gerald Ford has become the oldest surviving president at 91. The son is an actor. John Adams lived a record 90 years and 247 days before Reagan surpassed it on October 11, 2001. Nolte had a son with Rebecca Linger, Brawley King Nolte. Reagan holds the record for the longest-living president at 93 years and 119 days. Nolte has an older sister, Nancy, who is the executive for Red Cross. He also thanked Americans and everyone for all that was done for his family during the week of the services--the main reason scenes from the state funeral were shown in the video.
He is currently divorced. Because Reagan died during an election year, later in 2004, Reagan's eldest son, Michael, paid tribute to his father at the Republican National Convention, speaking at the convention and introducing a video, dedicating it to everyone who helped make his father president of the United States. He has been involved with Shelia Page, Karen Louise Eklund, Sharyn Haddad, Debra Winger, Vicki Lewis, and Rebecca Linger. Because the funeral happened on a Friday, the next day, President Bush's entire weekly radio address was his second tribute to Reagan in as many days. Nick is staying youthful by a regiment of vitamins and eating organic food only. The Reagan funeral saw more eulogies than any other president funeral -- 10, breaking the record of 6 given during the LBJ funeral. He still smokes cigarettes. Remarks from Reagan's three surviving children ended a week of ceremonies.
Tests showed the influence of GHB. Reagan was buried that evening at sunset in a private ceremony with 600 people, including Maragaret Thatcher, in attendance at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California. He received help at the Silver Hill Hospital in Connecticut after being arrested on suspicion of drunken driving in Malibu, CA. for the G-8 Summit but did not extend their stay to attend the funeral, paid tributes during the summit. Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi began his final press conference this way: "First of all, I should like to express from the very bottom of my heart condolences for the passing of President Ronald Reagan who was deeply respected by the people of the United States and who left many important achievements.". Nolte had a drug problem, but a subsequent rehabilitation helped his career. World leaders that were in the U.S. Katharine Hepburn remarked about him falling down drunk in every gutter in town, to which Nolte replied, "I've got a few to go yet." He has been working on achieving sobriety since 1990. ended when he addressed Congress a few days later, British Prime Minister Tony Blair, German Chancellor Gerhard Schröder, Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, Iraqi Acting President Ghazi al-Yawar, and Jordan's King Abdullah II.
Nolte has been a heavy drinker. Among them were Afghan President Hamid Karzai, whose visit to the U.S. According to a written note owned by Richard Donner Nolte was first choice to play Superman in the 1978 film. for the G-8 Summit. He is known for his trademark athleticism and gravel-voiced characters. Many of the present world leaders who attended the service had been in the U.S. Diversity of character is Nolte's signature of his film career. Kennedy's in 1963).
He has a lengthy screen career, including parts in B-movies and television films. Nolte was starred in over 40 films playing a wide variety of characters. In all, 218 foreign dignitaries from 165 nations attended the service, making it one of the largest gatherings of foreign dignitaries at a funeral for an American president (The presidential funeral that saw the largest gathering of foreign dignitaries was John F. In 1962, Nolte was given five years probation for selling fake draft cards. Numerous other past and present world leaders attended the service, including former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev and Britain's Prince of Wales, both of whom, along with Mulroney, his wife, Mila, and Thatcher, led the dignitaries in paying tribute to Reagan. After training, Nolte spent years travelling the country and working in regional theaters. Bush, who turned 80 the following day, and the current President Bush. He attended the Pasadena Playhouse and Stella Adler's Academy in Los Angeles. W.
He then started his career in theatre. With 4,000 people in attendance, Reagan's national service at the National Cathedral included eulogies by former British Prime Minister Lady Thatcher, former Canadian prime minister Brian Mulroney, former president George H. He eventually dropped out due to unsatisfactory grades. The final services in honor of Reagan on June 11, like those in honor of Johnson in 1973, spanned the country in one day. He also attended Eastern Arizona College, in Thatcher, Arizona and Phoenix College, Phoenix, Arizona. Vice President Dick Cheney, who along with Senate President Pro Tempore Ted Stevens and House Speaker Dennis Hastert, gave the first of the eulogies for the former president, presided over the state funeral because President Bush was in Sea Island, Georgia, hosting the G-8 Summit. He attended Arizona State University on a football scholarship. Reagan was given a full presidential state funeral on June 9, the first since Lyndon Johnson in 1973, drawing many parallels.
He attended high school at Benson High School and Westside High School, both in Omaha. Jose Luis Oliveira of the leading human rights organization in East Timor took the opportunity to remind the world that "under his leadership, America helped the Indonesian military commit genocide in East Timor." (http://www.worldpress.org/Americas/1869.cfm) Iran's state-run evening paper reminded readers that "During the Reagan administration, weapons of mass destruction flooded Iraq and were used against Iran."  (http://www.worldpress.org/Americas/1869.cfm). His maternal grandmother ran the student union at Iowa State University. The Cuban government distanced itself from these comments after they were broadcast. His maternal grandfather did agricultural research at Iowa State University, invented the hollow-tile silo and was prominent in early aviation. Forgetful and irresponsible as he was, he forgot to take his worst works to the grave." (http://talk.workunlimited.co.uk/usa/story/0,12271,1234326,00.html). His paternal grandfather was a German farmer with farm in Iowa. An announcer on Cuban state-run radio station Radio Reloj offered the following comment: "He who should never have been born has died...
His mother, Helen Nolte, was a department store buyer. The news of Reagan's passing sparked mixed reactions in the Latin American press, with some outlets editorializing against Reagan's policies. His father was also an All-American candidate at Iowa State in 1934. Not all the world's tributes and editorials were adulatory, however. His father, Frank Nolte, was an itinerant irrigation pump salesman. It was his goal and his dream to end his term and enter history as a peacemaker." (http://www.worldpress.org/Americas/1869.cfm). He was born in Omaha, Nebraska. He has already entered history as a man who was instrumental in bringing about the end of the Cold War...
Nicholas King Nolte (born February 8, 1941) is an American model, actor, and producer. He was a man whom fate set by me in perhaps the most difficult years at the end of the 20th century. Michael Howard, the opposition leader in Britain's House of Commons, made the point clear when he paid tribute to Reagan, calling it "so sadly ironic that he should have died as we prepare to commemorate the 60th anniversary of D-Day, the day when the Allies began the liberation of Europe," but commended him as "one of the towering figures of our time, the man who with Margaret Thatcher won the Cold War for the West." Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev said, "I take the death of Ronald Reagan very hard. The news of Reagan's passing played out in Normandy during ceremonies marking the 60th anniversary of D-Day the following day, since he was there for the 40th anniversary in 1984. He is survived also by his son Michael, from his first marriage to Wyman; his daughter Maureen preceded him in death in 2001.
He died of pneumonia, surrounded by his wife Nancy and their children Patti and Ron. Pacific time, at the age of 93. Nancy Reagan told her friend and veteran TV journalist Mike Wallace, "This is it." Within hours, Reagan died at his home in Bel-Air, Los Angeles, California at 1:00 p.m. Initial reports indicated that Reagan's health had significantly deteriorated, and that his death would likely come in weeks or months. However, as the day progressed, it became clear that Reagan would pass away before week's end.
On the morning of Saturday, June 5, 2004,
millions of Americans awoke to news that the health of the fortieth chief executive of the United States was failing. Missing image
On February 6, 1998, Washington National Airport was renamed Ronald Reagan National Airport by a bill signed into law by President Bill Clinton. Three years later, on March 4, 2001, the USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76) was christened by the Navy. It is frequently reported that Secret Service agents had to inform Reagan every morning that he was once the president. By 2004 Reagan had begun to enter the final stage of Alzheimer's. good luck my friends may God always bless you". An anecdote told of this time is of his removing a ceramic model of the White House from a friend's aquarium; he reportedly said, "I know this is important, but I don't know why." His health was further destabilized by a fall in 2001, which shattered part of his hip and rendered him virtually immobile.
thank you for letting me serve as your President.. I only wish I could spare my dear Nancy the pain of this terrible ordeal but sadly I cannot.. He said "I am now starting the journey that will take me into the sunset of my life, but I know for America there will always be a brighter day ahead.. However, Reagan still displayed his trademark optimism.
He informed the nation of his condition on November 5, 1994 in the form of a personal letter. As the years went on, the disease slowly destroyed his mental capacity, forcing him to live his post-presidency in quiet isolation. In 1994, Reagan was officially diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. Reagan's weekly fee was about two million dollars, more than he had earned during eight years as president.
In fall, Fujisankei Communications Group of Japan hired him to make two speeches and attend some ceremonies. Bush as president, Ronald Reagan returned to California, to write his autobiography, to riding his horses and chopping wood on his ranch, and to a new house in Bel-Air. W. In 1989, after the inauguration of George H.
We begin bombing in five minutes."  (http://www.brainevent.com/be/WackyWeek/twwih/20040810). He jokingly announced: "My fellow Americans, I'm pleased to tell you today that I've signed legislation that will outlaw Russia forever. On August 11, 1984, Reagan's sound check for his weekly national radio address caused international furor. His denial of awareness of the Iran-Contra illegalities was belied by quotations in now-archived notes by his defense secretary, Caspar Weinberger, that he (Reagan) could survive violating the law or Constitution but not the negative public image that "big, strong Ronald Reagan passed up a chance to get the hostages free." Critics also faulted Reagan for his slow response to the AIDS crisis, for considering Nelson Mandela a terrorist, and for policies they said increased social inequality.
For example, Reagan reversed his position on the 1980 Olympic boycott no fewer than five, distinct times, on the fifth reversal claiming he had never changed his position. A frequent objection by his exasperated detractors, however, was that his personal charm also permitted him to say nearly anything, however wildly untrue, and yet prevail — a particularly devastating advantage in election debates and press conferences that earned him the nickname "the Teflon president" (i.e., to whom nothing sticks). His style of relating to others had often been described as avuncular – in the demeanor of an uncle, one not responsible for discipline but who can provide well-meaning guidance. Both opponents and supporters noted his "sunny optimism," which was welcomed by many in comparison to his often smiling, but somewhat dour and serious, immediate Presidential predecessor.
If you succeed there are many rewards, if you disgrace yourself you can always write a book.". I am not going to exploit, for political purposes, my opponent's youth and inexperience." On his career he joked "Politics is not a bad profession. Discussion of his advanced age led him to quip in his first debate against Walter Mondale during the 1984 campaign, "I will not make age an issue of this campaign. It was perhaps Reagan's humor, especially his one-liners, that disarmed his opponents and endeared himself to audiences the most.
After the 1986 Challenger accident, he quoted John Gillespie Magee, Jr.'s poem, High Flight, to console the nation: "We will never forget them, nor the last time we saw them, this morning, as they prepared for their journey and waved good-bye and 'slipped the surly bonds of earth' to 'touch the face of God.'" ( (http://www.reaganfoundation.org/reagan/speeches/challenger.asp)). Other speeches recalled America as the "shining city on a hill", "big-hearted, idealistic, daring, decent, and fair" ( (http://www.reaganfoundation.org/reagan/speeches/second.asp)), whose citizens had the "right to dream heroic dreams" ( (http://www.reaganfoundation.org/reagan/speeches/first.asp)). His October 27, 1964 speech entitled "A Time for Choosing" ( (http://www.reagan.utexas.edu/resource/speeches/1983/32183e.htm)) introduced the phrase "rendezvous with destiny" to popular culture. But he could also evoke lofty ideals and a vision of the United States as a defender of liberty.
Especially in his first term, he used strong, even bombastic language to condemn the Soviet Union and communism. Reagan's style varied. He honed these skills as an actor, live television and radio host, and politician, and as president hired skilled speechwriters who could capture his folksy charm. Reagan was dubbed "The Great Communicator" for his ability to express ideas and emotions in an almost personal manner, even when making a formal address.
A significant number of officials in the Reagan Administration were either convicted or forced to resign as a result of the scandal. The President was eventually found to be culpable of lax control over his own staff. Reagan professed ignorance of the plot's existence and quickly called for an Independent Counsel to investigate the scandal. The resulting Iran-Contra Affair became a scandal.
Concurrent with the support of Iraq, the Administration also engaged in covert arms sales to Iran in order to fund Contra rebels in Nicaragua. The United States also provided intelligence information and weapons to the Iraqi military, although most Iraqi weaponry was supplied by Germany, Britain and the USSR. The Administration also did not act to prevent the supply of some biological and "dual use" materials to Iraq by American companies, which Iraq claimed were required for medical research. After initial Iraqi military victories were reversed and an Iranian victory appeared possible in 1982, the American government initiated Operation Staunch to attempt to cut off the Iranian regime's access to weapons (notwithstanding their later shipment of weapons to Iran in the Iran-Contra Affair). The American fear was that an Iranian victory would embolden Islamic fundamentalists in other Arab states, perhaps leading to the overthrow of secular governments in Saudi Arabia, Jordan and Kuwait.
At various times the administration supported both nations but mainly sided with Iraq, believing that Iraqi President Saddam Hussein was less dangerous than Iranian leader Ayatollah Khomeini. Initially neutral, the administration increasingly became involved in the Iran-Iraq War. The resulting Operation Urgent Fury was successful. A communist coup on the small island nation of Grenada in 1983 led the administration to develop an invasion plan to restore the former government.
forces were withdrawn shortly after the October 23, 1983 bombing of a barracks in which 241 Marines were killed. Reagan called this day the saddest day of his life and of his presidency. U.S. Intense administration diplomatic efforts resulted in a peace agreement between Lebanon and Israel. The September 16, 1982 massacre of hundreds of Palestinian civilians in Beirut (see Sabra and Shatila Massacre) prompted Reagan to form a new multinational force.
Marines was sent to Beirut to evacuate PLO forces. A force of 800 U.S. involvement in Lebanon followed a limited term United Nations mandate for a Multinational Force. U.S.
the PAC) fighting the apartheid government in South Africa to be terrorists. These same groups were and still are in many places, considered to be freedom fighters just as Reagan's freedom fighters were often considered terrorists (especially the Contras). The Reagan administration also considered guerrillas of the ANC's armed wing Umkhonto we Sizwe (MK or Spear of the Nation) and other anti-apartheid militants (e.g. At the same time the administration considered paramilitary groups resisting Israeli occupations, such as Hezbollah guerrillas in Lebanon, Palestinian guerrillas in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, and left-wing guerrillas fighting US-backed right-wing military dictatorships in Honduras and El Salvador to be terrorists. United States.
Covert funding of the Contras in Nicaragua would lead to the Iran Contra Affair while overt support led to a World Court ruling against the United States in Nicaragua v. The administration also helped fund central European anti-communist groups such as the Polish Solidarity movement and took a hard line against the Communist regime in Cambodia. Following this policy, the administration funded "freedom fighters" such as the mujahideen in Afghanistan (calling them "an inspiration to those who love freedom"), the Contras in Nicaragua (whom he considered the "moral equivalent of our founding fathers", despite their killing of thousands of civilians), and Jonas Savimbi's rebel forces in Angola. Support for anti-communist groups including armed insurgencies against what Reagan considered to be communist governments was also a part of administration policy as the Reagan Doctrine.
Supporters responded that even the threat of SDI forced the Soviets into unsustainable spending to keep up. Critics dubbed the proposal "Star Wars" and argued that SDI was unrealistic and would likely inflame the Arms Race. A controversial proposal, named the Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI), sought to deploy a space-based defense system Reagan hoped would make the U.S. invulnerable to nuclear weapon missile attack. Although the administration negotiated arms reduction treaties such as the INF Treaty and START Treaty with the USSR it also aimed to increase strategic defense.
Among European leaders, his main ally and undoubtedly his closest friend was the Conservative British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, who always supported Reagan's policies of deterrence against the Soviets. Others argued, however, that the eventual collapse of the Soviet Union was due more to internal separatist problems and the depressed global price of crude oil, on which the Soviet economy during those years depended heavily. The administration oversaw a massive military buildup that represented a policy of "Peace Through Strength." Many Reagan supporters credit Reagan administration military polices with winning the Cold War. Sensing that planned economies could not compete against market economies in a renewed arms race, he made the Cold War economically and rhetorically hot.
Reagan forcefully confronted the Soviet Union, marking a sharp departure
from the détente observed by his predecessors Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, and Jimmy Carter. Burger. Rehnquist (appointed
by Richard Nixon in 1972) to chief justice in 1986 to replace Warren E.
Many conservative activists refer to Reagan as the most pro-life president in history. He published "Abortion and the Conscience of a Nation," which decried what Reagan saw as a disrespect for life, promoted by the practice of abortion. Though Reagan made the abolition of Communism and the implementation of supply-side economics the primary focuses of his presidency, he also took a strong stand against abortion. However, Reagan did increase their funding substantially through his years in office.
It recommended an unprecedented increase in funding for research, which the administration wouldn't accommodate. He was also criticized by the gay rights movement for not responding quickly enough to the HIV-AIDS epidemic but did eventually appoint the Watkins Commission to study the issue. Reagan also fired air traffic controllers when they went on strike. The "war on drugs" was also declared during his presidency as well as the signing of the Civil Liberties Act of 1988 which compensated victims of the Japanese American Internment during World War II.
Unemployment also dropped from 7.5 percent the year Reagan took office to 5.2 percent the year he left. Proponents often note that Reagan used his veto on public spending projects 78 times in all. At the same time, Reagan was able to bring inflation down from 13 percent in 1979 to under 4 percent in 1982. Also, in order to get increases in military spending to fight the Cold War, the administration had to allow increases in spending on social programs, resulting in record deficit spending and a tripling of the national debt by the end of his second term. Reagan's fiscal theories soon became known as "Reaganomics." The end result was that public spending as a percentage of the national income, steadily growing in the pre-Reagan era, now folded to a steady level it has fluctuated around ever since  (http://libertyunbound.com/archive/2004_10/friedman-reagan.pdf).
His administration sought to fight the high inflation recession with large across-the-board tax cuts controversially combined with reductions in social welfare spending. A large focus of Reagan's first term was on reviving a stagflation-troubled economy his administration inherited.  (http://urbanlegends.about.com/library/weekly/aa120197b.htm) and to his wife Nancy, "Honey, I forgot to duck.". Reagan turned what could have been a low point in his first 100 days into another high point by remarking to his surgeons, "I hope you're all Republicans," Reagan also said that he forgave Hinckley and hoped he asked God's forgiveness as well.
It is believed that Reagan broke the chain by living to see the end of two terms. Many superstitions apply this to the "zero factor" (See William Henry Harrison). While leaving the Hilton Hotel in Washington, DC on March 30, 1981, Reagan, his Press Secretary James Brady, Secret Service agent Tim McCarthy, and District of Columbia police officer Thomas Delanty were shot by John Hinckley, Jr. Perhaps the high point of the Reagan presidency's first 100 days was the freeing of American hostages in Tehran at the conclusion of the Iran hostage crisis, within minutes of his inauguration.
Reagan's first official act upon taking the presidency was to remove the solar water heating panels  (http://www.northernskynews.com/backissue%20pages/UnitySolar.html) on the roof of the White House which had been placed there in the Carter administration; thus marking a sharp change from the previous administration's perceived greater environmental awareness. Reagan also liked to think of himself and was thought of by many others, as being supportive of business interests and tough on crime. Ronald Reagan portrayed himself as being conservative, anti-communist and expanding the military to those ends, in favor of tax cuts and smaller government. Reagan won't tell you this, I just did." Much of Reagan's first election and this second term landslide is attributed to the then-named "Reagan Democrats", a newly emerged but mostly unorganized political force.
In it he remarked "Reagan will raise taxes, I will raise taxes. The day before the election, Mondale made a speech that is believed to have put the last nail in his political coffin. Despite a weak performance in the first debate, Reagan recovered in the second debate and was considerably ahead of Mondale in polls taken throughout much of the race. In the 1984 presidential election, he was re-elected in a landslide over Carter's Vice President Walter Mondale, winning 49 of 50 states and receiving nearly 60 percent of the popular vote.
(69 years, 349 days). Upon his election, Reagan became the oldest president to enter office, at almost 70 years of age. Perhaps his most influential remark was a closing question to the audience, during a time of skyrocketing global oil prices and highly unpopular Federal Reserve interest rate hikes, "Are you better off than you were four years ago?" Reagan's victory was accompanied by an 11-seat change in the Senate from Democratic to Republican hands, giving the Republicans a majority in the Senate for the first time in decades. He seemed more at ease, almost making fun of the President with remarks like "There you go again", though these did not need to be factual rebuttals to be effective.
Reagan's showing in the Presidential debates boosted his campaign. Casey, was greatly affected by the Iran hostage crisis; most analysts believe President Jimmy Carter's inability to solve the hostage crisis played a large role to Reagan's victory against him in the 1980 election. The campaign, led by William J. He succeeded in gaining the Republican nomination in 1980.
Reagan tried to gain the Republican presidential nomination in 1968, and again in 1976 over the incumbent Gerald Ford, but was defeated at the Republican Convention. Also, a statewide teachers strike started in Los Angeles due to Reagan's cost cutting and poor budgeting at the same time. Many of these ill people still are on the street. During his governorship, Reagan actively dismantled the public psychiatric hospital system, proposing that a community-based housing and treatment system replace it. According to some Reagan critics, the first objective was effectively accomplished, but the community replacement facilities were never adequately funded, either by Reagan or by his successors, contributing nationwide to current problems with homeless people, and an overfilling of jails and penitentiaries by people who would be better served with the earlier hospital system.
However, his efforts to enforce the state's death penalty codes were thwarted when the Supreme Court abolished the death penalty in 1972. Reagan had refused to stop the execution. In 1967, Aaron Mitchell, a young African-American man, was executed in California's gas chamber for the murder of a police officer. He had gone on record as a strong supporter.
One of Reagan's greatest frustrations in office concerned the death penalty. During his first term, he froze government hiring, but also approved tax hikes to balance the budget. When the kidnappers of Patty Hearst demanded the distribution of food to the poor, Reagan suggested it would be a good time for an outbreak of botulism. Reagan made it clear that the policies of his administration would not be influenced by the student agitators nor their actions tolerated, even "if it takes a bloodbath".
During the People's Park protests, he sent 2,200 National Guard troops into Berkeley. He had vowed to send "the welfare bums back to work," and "to clean up the mess at Berkeley." For the latter, he had UC President Clark Kerr fired and forced the University of California to charge tuition for the first time by cutting its budget. In 1966, he was elected the 33rd Governor of California, defeating two-term incumbent Pat Brown; he was re-elected in 1970, defeating Jesse Unruh, but chose not to seek a third term. Though these requests were initially "laughed off" by Reagan, he says in his autobiography, he eventually gave in, after countless sleepless nights.
Soon after, several top Republican contributors visited Reagan at his home in Pacific Palisades, California, urging him to seek the governorship in 1966. The speech, which came to be known in GOP circles as "The Speech," launched Reagan's political stardom. To this day, this speech is considered one of the most stirring ever made on behalf of a candidate. His nationally televised speech "A Time for Choosing" electrified conservatives and led to his being asked to run for Governor of California.
By the 1964 election, Reagan was an outspoken supporter of conservative Republican Barry Goldwater. His employment by the General Electric company further enhanced his political image. Eisenhower in 1952 and 1956 and Richard Nixon in 1960 - all while Reagan was still a Democrat. Concluding that the Republican Party was better able to combat Communism, Reagan gradually abandoned his left-of-center political views, supporting the respective presidential candidacies of Dwight D.
He supported the practice of blacklisting in Hollywood, defending it in a letter to Hugh Hefner because he claimed he would help anyone wrongly accused "avail himself of machinery to solve this problem." In that letter he claimed that the list of suspected leftists in Hollywood was not a "blacklist" but rather a list created by disgruntled moviegoers. He also kept tabs on actors he considered "disloyal" and informed on them to the FBI under the code name "Agent T-10," but he would not implicate them publicly to HUAC. In this position he testified before the House Un-American Activities Committee on Communist influence in Hollywood. He embarked upon the path that led him to a career in politics during his tenure as president of the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) from 1947 until 1952, and then again from 1959 to 1960.
He gradually became a staunch social and fiscal conservative. Ronald Reagan began his political life as a Democrat, supporting Franklin Delano Roosevelt and his New Deal. Angie Dickinson and Reagan were good friends in real life and she said he would always apologize for this!. At one point, he belts Angie Dickinson across a room.
Reagan's co-stars were John Casavettes and Lee Marvin. This film was a remake of an earlier 1946 version from a short story by Ernest Hemingway. Reagan's final big-screen appearance came in the 1964 film The Killers, in which, uncharacteristically, he played a mob chieftain. His final regular acting job was as host and performer on Death Valley Days.
It was in 1945 that Wasserman brokered Ronald Reagan's unprecedented seven-year, $1 million deal with Warner Brothers. Kennedy's grand jury in 1962. Dennis McDougal, author of the unauthorized Wasserman biography The Last Mogul: Lew Wasserman, MCA, and the Hidden History of Hollywood commented that "He and his board engineered it, thus giving MCA carte blanche control over US television for the next six years." McDougal goes on to say that Reagan didn't recall his role in the waiver when he was before US Attorney General Robert F. Before that, Ronald Reagan had been working Las Vegas, Nevada as a song-and-dance act's master of ceremonies.
At one point in the late 1950s, Reagan was earning approximately $125,000 per year—equivalent to at least $600,000 in 2004 dollars. He went from host and program supervisor of General Electric Theater to actually producing and claiming an equity stake in the TV show itself. Back in 1952, a Hollywood scandal concerned his granting of a SAG blanket waiver to MCA, which allowed it to both represent and employ talent for its burgeoning TV franchises. Reagan – then not just the talent agency's client but boss Lew Wasserman's first million-dollar client – became head of the Screen Actors Guild (SAG).
Reagan appeared in many live television plays and often co-starred with Nancy. As Reagan's film roles became fewer in the late 1950s, he moved into television as a host and frequent performer for General Electric Theater. He said "I want you to know that Nancy Reagan is my everything...thank you partner thank you for everything...by the way are you doing anything tonight?". He spoke of Franklin Delano Roosevelt and how Eleanor had been his "legs" during his term.
One of the most touching speeches he ever made as President was a tribute to his wife. Reagan was a loving devoted husband according to all accounts. (Their marriage was on March 4; daughter Patti was born on October 21 of the same year.) In 1958 they had a second child, Ron. Reagan remarried in 1952 to actress Nancy Davis at a time when she may have already become pregnant.
They divorced in 1948 (Reagan was the first President to have been divorced). They had a daughter, Maureen in 1941, adopted a son Michael in 1946, and had a daughter born four months prematurely in 1947 who lived but one day. Reagan married actress Jane Wyman in 1940. He always remained very proud of his military background.
Reagan tried repeatedly to go overseas for combat duty but was turned down because of his astigmatism. He attained the rank of captain. He remained in Hollywood for the duration of the war. After the attack on Pearl Harbor he was activated and assigned, partially due to his poor eyesight, to the First Motion Picture Unit in the United States Army Air Force, which made training and education films.
Army in 1935. Reagan was commissioned as a reserve cavalry officer in the U.S. He has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6374 Hollywood Blvd. Reagan was kidded widely about the last named film because his co-star was a chimp.
Other notable Reagan films include Hellcats of the Navy, This Is the Army, and Bedtime for Bonzo. He used a line he spoke in this film "Where's the rest of me?" as the title for his autobiography. He played the part of a young man whose legs are amputated. Reagan himself considered that his best acting work was in Kings Row (1942).
In 1940 he played the role of George "The Gipper" Gipp in the film Knute Rockne, All American, from which he acquired the nickname the Gipper, which he retained the rest of his life. By the end of 1939, he had appeared in 19 films. An agent signed him to his first contract after saying "I have another Robert Taylor sitting in my office". His first screen credit was the starring role the 1937 movie Love is On the Air.
Reagan had a successful career in Hollywood as a leading man, aided by his clear voice and athletic physique. Reagan smoothly improvised a fictional play-by-play (in which hitters on both teams gained an ability to foul off pitches) until the wire was restored. Louis Cardinals game, the wire went dead. He was a radio announcer of Chicago Cubs baseball games, getting only the bare outlines of the game from a ticker and relying on his imagination and storytelling gifts to flesh out the game. Once in 1934, during the ninth inning of a Cubs-St.
The child of an alcoholic father, Reagan developed an early gift for storytelling and acting. He earned excellent grades and made many lasting friendships. In 1928, Reagan entered Eureka College in Eureka, Illinois majoring in economics and sociology, graduating in 1932. Reagan would later joke that none of them ever thanked him.
He continued to work as a lifeguard on the Rock for the next seven years, reportedly saving 77 people from drowning. In 1926, at age 15, Reagan took a summer job as a lifeguard in Lowell Park, two miles away from Dixon on the nearby Rock River. In 1921, at the age of 10, Reagan was baptized in his mother's Disciples of Christ church in Dixon, and in 1924 he began attending Dixon's Northside High School. In 1920, after years of moving from town to town, the family settled in the Illinois town of Dixon.
Kennedy and Queen Elizabeth II. (http://www.delphosherald.com/page2.php?story=3500&archive=) Such a ceremonial genealogy would necessarily contain much guesswork, as his ancestry beyond four generations is not known with certainty. Prior to his grandfather's emigration, the family name had been spelled "Regan." On a visit to Ballyporeen in 1984, he was presented with a family tree that showed he was distantly related to both John F. Tipperary, Ireland in the 1860s. One of his four great-grandfathers had immigrated to the United States from Ballyporeen, Co.
Reagan was born in Tampico, Illinois, the second of two sons to John (Jack) Reagan and Nelle Wilson. Reagan was also an actor in films before entering politics. Ronald Wilson Reagan (February 6, 1911–June 5, 2004) was the 40th (1981–1989) President of the United States and the 33rd (1967–1975) Governor of California. Anthony Kennedy - Appointed 1988 to replace Lewis Franklin Powell. ("Swing" Justice).
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Appointed 1981 to replace Potter Stewart. Sandra Day O'Connor - First woman Supreme Court justice.