Ronald Reagan filmography
name = Ronald Reagan
caption = Ronald Reagan in the trailer for "Cowboy in Brooklyn."
birthname = Ronald Wilson Reagan
birthdate = birth date|1911|2|6
Tampico, IL, USA
deathdate = dda|2004|6|5|1911|2|6
Bel Air, Los Angeles, CA, USA
sportscaster, actor, politician
yearsactive = "As an actor:" 1937-1965
(married 1940, divorced 1948)
The Ronald Reagan filmography includes a complete list of the films and/or
televisionscreen work that Ronald Reaganappeared in, beginning in 1937 and ending in 1965. Reagan, born in Illinois, moved to California where he signed a contract with Warner Brothers studios in 1937. [cite web|url=http://www.reaganfoundation.org/reagan/biography/a_hero.asp|title=Biography > A Hero from the Heartland|accessdate=2008-01-23|publisher=Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation] He acted in numerous films, including " Love Is on the Air", "Cowboy from Brooklyn", and "Boy Meets Girl" for the first year, and in 1938 he starred alongside Jane Wymanin " Brother Rat". They married in 1940, having a child, Maureen, and adopted a son, Michael until the marriage ended in divorce in 1948. [cite news|url=http://www.nytimes.com/2007/09/11/movies/11wyman.html|title=Jane Wyman, 90, Star of Film and TV, Is Dead|accessdate=2008-01-23|date= September 11, 2007|work=The New York Times|auhor=Severo, Richard.] During the marriage, Reagan continued to star in flims such as " Dark Victory", "An Angel from Texas", " Knute Rockne All American", and " King's Row". After the outbreak of war in the early 1940s, Reagan joined the Army Air Forcein 1942. Although his nearsightedness limited him from active duty, [cite news|url=http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/presidents/40_reagan/tguide/reagan_dk.html|title=Ronald Reagan: Did You Know?|accessdate=2008-01-23|publisher=PBS] he was assigned to the First Motion Picture Unit, producing movies including "Beyond the Line of Duty", "The Rear Gunner", and " This is the Army".
Following military service in the
United States Cavalry, Reagan resumed his film work. He met fellow star Nancy Davis in 1950 and they married two years later; the marriage would be one of the closest in U.S. political history,cite news|url=http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/265714.stm|title=End of a Love Story|accessdate=2008-01-23|pubisher=BBC|date= June 5, 2004] and the couple had two children: Patti and Ron. Although Reagan continued his acting career, making films such as " Cattle Queen of Montana", " Tennessee's Partner", and " Hellcats of the Navy" (where he costarred alongside his wife) he did not secure as many roles any longer. Thus, Reagan turned to television, becoming the host of GE's " General Electric Theater" and later " Death Valley Days"; he made one last film — " The Killers" — before retiring as an actor.
*imdb name|id=0001654|name=Ronald Reagan
* [http://www.reaganfoundation.org/reagan/biography/hollywood_years.asp Chronicles Reagan's Hollywood years, from the Reagan Library]
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