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Ronald Reagan

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. Description above from the Wikipedia article Ronald Reagan, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Feb 6, 1911 In Tampico, Illinois, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Love Is on the Air 1937-10-02
Latest Project:
Movie Meeting Gorbachev 2019-05-03
Known For
Poster of Disco and Atomic War
Poster of Days That Shook the World
Poster of The Century of the Self
Poster of Thatcher: The Downing Street Years
Movie Meeting Gorbachev Himself (archive footage) 2019-05-03
Movie Game Changers Himself (Archive Footage) 2018-06-29
Movie Above Majestic (archive footage) 2018-10-30
Movie The Corporate Coup D'État Himself (archive footage) (uncredited) 2018-11-18
Movie The Reagan Show Himself 2017-04-22
Movie American Made Himself (archive footage) 2017-08-08
Movie This Is Bob Hope... Himself (archive footage) 2017-12-29
Movie The Arrow of Time 2017-10-10
Movie Zero Days Himself (archive footage) 2016-07-08
Movie The Billboard Boys Himself (Archive Footage) 2016-09-25
Movie HyperNormalisation 2016-10-16
Movie Geheimauftrag Pontifex – Der Vatikan im Kalten Krieg himself 2015-05-20
Movie The Making of Trump Himself (archive footage) 2015-11-30
Movie Classic Movie Bloopers: Uncensored Himself (archive footage) 2013-01-29
Movie The Presidents' Gatekeepers Himself (archive footage) 2013-09-12
Movie JFK Remembered: 50 Years Later Himself 2013-11-12
Movie 41 Himself (archive footage) 2012-06-12
Movie A Night at the Movies: Hollywood Goes to Washington Himself (archive footage) 2012-01-01
Series Oliver Stone's Untold History of the United States Himself 2012-11-12
Movie The Undefeated Himself - President of the United States (archive footage) 2011-07-15
Movie Nancy Reagan: The Role of a Lifetime Archival footage 2010-02-06
Movie Disco and Atomic War Himself (archive footage) 2009-04-10
Movie Blood and Oil Himself 2008-06-13
Movie Heckler Himself 2007-01-01
Movie An Inconvenient Truth Himself (archive footage) 2006-01-24
Movie Ronald Reagan: An American President Himself 2005-01-25
Movie Dan Aykroyd Unplugged On UFOs Himself 2005-07-15
Movie Found Footage Festival Volume 1: Live in Brooklyn Himself (archive footage) 2005-09-01
Movie Presidential Bloopers 40th President 2004-05-18
Movie A Decade Under the Influence Himself (archive footage) 2003-04-25
Series Days That Shook the World Himself (archive footage) 2003-11-01
Movie Hell's Highway: The True Story of Highway Safety Films Himself (archive footage) 2003-06-27
Series The Century of the Self Himself (archive footage) 2002-03-17
Movie American Experience: Reagan: Part I Himself (archive footage) 1998-02-23
Movie National Geographic: Inside the White House Himself 1996-01-01
Series E! True Hollywood Story Unknown 1996-03-29
Series Thatcher: The Downing Street Years Himself 1993-10-20
Movie Hollywood Remembers: Myrna Loy - So Nice to Come Home to (archive footage) 1991-01-01
Movie Barbara Stanwyck: Fire and Desire Himself (archive footage) 1991-07-15
Movie Stand-up Reagan Himself 1989-01-01
Movie Hollywood Uncensored Himself (archive footage) 1987-01-01
Movie House II: The Second Story Soilder (archive footage) (uncredited) 1987-05-14
Movie 43/84 1984 Himself 1984-09-03
Movie Hollywood Out-takes and Rare Footage Himself (archive footage) 1983-02-25
Movie The Killers Jack Browning 1964-07-07
Series Kraft Suspense Theatre Unknown 1963-10-10
Series The Dick Powell Show Unknown 1961-09-26
Series The DuPont Show with June Allyson Unknown 1959-09-21
Movie Hellcats of the Navy Cmdr. Casey Abbott (Captain, USS Starfish) 1957-05-01
Series Dick Powell's Zane Grey Theater Unknown 1956-10-05
Movie Tennessee's Partner Cowpoke 1955-09-21
Movie Prisoner of War Webb Sloane 1954-05-04
Movie Cattle Queen of Montana Farrell 1954-11-18
Series Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color 1954-10-27
Movie Tropic Zone Dan McCloud 1953-01-01
Series General Electric Theater Himself - Host 1953-02-01
Series The Academy Awards Unknown 1953-03-18
Movie Law and Order Frame Johnson 1953-05-13
Movie The Winning Team Grover Cleveland Alexander 1952-06-20
Movie Hong Kong Jeff Williams 1952-04-18
Movie She's Working Her Way Through College Professor John Palmer 1952-07-12
Series This Is Your Life Unknown 1952-10-01
Movie The Last Outpost Capt. Vance Britten 1951-04-04
Movie Storm Warning Burt Rainey 1951-02-10
Movie Bedtime for Bonzo Prof. Peter Boyd 1951-04-05
Movie Louisa Hal Norton 1950-05-31
Series Lux Video Theatre Unknown 1950-10-02
Movie John Loves Mary John Lawrence 1949-01-01
Movie Night Unto Night John Galen 1949-06-10
Movie The Hasty Heart Yank 1949-12-02
Movie The Girl from Jones Beach Bob Randolph - Robert Benerik 1949-07-16
Movie It's a Great Feeling Himself, Cameo Appearance (uncredited) 1949-08-01
Movie The Voice of the Turtle Sergeant Bill Page 1948-02-28
Series The Ed Sullivan Show Unknown 1948-06-20
Movie Blow-Ups of 1947 Himself 1947-01-01
Movie Stallion Road Larry Hanrahan 1947-04-12
Movie So You Want to Be in Pictures Himself (uncredited) 1947-06-07
Movie That Hagen Girl Thomas J. Bates 1947-11-01
Movie Blow-Ups of 1946 Himself 1946-01-01
Movie The Fight for the Sky Narrator (voice) 1945-06-21
Movie Recognition of the Japanese Zero Fighter Lt. Jimmy Saunders 1943-02-02
Movie The Rear Gunner Lt. Ames 1943-04-10
Movie For God and Country Father Michael O'Keefe 1943-05-15
Movie This Is the Army Johnny Jones (as Lt. Ronald Reagan) 1943-08-14
Movie Shoot Yourself Some Golf himself 1942-04-04
Movie Breakdowns of 1942 Himself (uncredited) 1942-01-01
Movie Kings Row Drake McHugh 1942-04-18
Movie Beyond the Line of Duty Narrator (voice) 1942-11-07
Movie Juke Girl Steve Talbot 1942-05-30
Movie Desperate Journey Flying Officer Johnny Hammond 1942-09-25
Movie Million Dollar Baby Peter Rowan 1941-05-31
Movie The Bad Man Gil Jones 1941-03-28
Movie Nine Lives Are Not Enough Matt Sawyer 1941-09-20
Movie International Squadron Jimmy Grant 1941-08-13
Movie Breakdowns of 1941 Himself (archive footage) (uncredited) 1941-11-14
Movie Alice in Movieland Carlo's Guest (uncredited) 1940-03-03
Movie Breakdowns of 1940 Himself 1940-01-01
Movie Brother Rat and a Baby Dan Crawford 1940-01-13
Movie An Angel from Texas Marty Allen 1940-04-27
Movie Murder in the Air Brass Bancroft a.k.a. Steve Swenko and Steve Coe 1940-06-01
Movie Tugboat Annie Sails Again Eddie Kent 1940-10-26
Movie Santa Fe Trail George Custer 1940-12-13
Movie Knute Rockne All American George Gipp 1940-10-05
Movie Dark Victory Alec 1939-04-22
Movie Breakdowns of 1939 Himself 1939-01-01
Movie Secret Service of the Air Lt. 'Brass' Bancroft 1939-03-04
Movie Code of the Secret Service Lt. Brass Bancroft 1939-05-27
Movie Naughty But Nice Eddie 1939-06-23
Movie Smashing the Money Ring Lt. Brass Bancroft 1939-10-21
Movie Angels Wash Their Faces Patrick "Pat" Remson 1939-08-26
Movie Hell's Kitchen Jim Donahue 1939-07-03
Movie Accidents Will Happen Eric Gregg 1938-04-09
Movie Breakdowns of 1938 Himself 1938-02-07
Movie Sergeant Murphy Pvt. Dennis Reilley 1938-01-01
Movie Cowboy from Brooklyn Pat Dunn 1938-07-09
Movie Swing Your Lady Jack Miller 1938-01-08
Movie Boy Meets Girl Announcer 1938-08-27
Movie Going Places Jack Withering 1938-12-31
Movie The Amazing Dr. Clitterhouse Radio Announcer (voice) (uncredited) 1938-07-30
Movie Brother Rat Dan Crawford 1938-10-29
Movie Girls on Probation Neil Dillon 1938-10-22
Movie Love Is on the Air Andy McCaine 1937-10-02
Movie Hollywood Hotel Radio Host at Premiere (uncredited) 1937-12-20