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7 March 2016 - Nancy Reagan dies at 94

Publié par Marion Coste le 03/07/2016

Nancy Reagan dies at 94; first lady was a defining figure of the 1980s

Lois Romano (Washington Post, 06/03/2016)

Nancy Reagan, a former film actress whose crowning role was that of vigilant guardian of President Ronald Reagan’s interests and legacy, died March 6 at her home in Los Angeles. She was 94.
The cause was congestive heart failure, her office said.
As first lady from 1981 to 1989, Mrs. Reagan had a knack for inviting controversy — from her spending habits to her request that the White House abide by an astrologer when planning the president’s schedule.

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Role of the First Lady

As first lady, Nancy Reagan sought to protect the president's legacy
George Skelton (The Los Angeles Times, 06/03/2016)
Ronald and Nancy Reagan were arguably the best president-first lady team in history. Certainly they were in our lifetimes.
As a team, they functioned in unison. Their talents complemented each other. They were interdependent. And, of course, they were deeply in love.
That doe-eyed stare of adoration at her husband while standing beside him in public was for real.

Election candidates

Candidates React to Nancy Reagan’s Death
(The New York Times, 06/03/2016)
President Bill Clinton and Hillary Clinton:
Hillary and I were deeply saddened to learn of Nancy Reagan’s passing.
Nancy was an extraordinary woman: a gracious First Lady, proud mother, and devoted wife to President Reagan—her Ronnie. Her strength of character was legendary, particularly when tested by the attempted assassination of the President, and throughout his battle with Alzheimer’s. She leaves a remarkable legacy of good that includes her tireless advocacy for Alzheimer’s research and the Foster Grandparent Program.
We join all Americans in extending our prayers and condolences to her beloved children and her entire family during this difficult time

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The real Nancy Reagan was the epitome of American pride and influence
Bob Colacello (The Guardian, 64/03/2016)
Nancy Reagan was very dignified, very glamorous and smart, and totally loving of her husband. She was his whole support system and they had something of a storybook marriage.
In 1952, when they married, both were out-of-work actors. Fourteen years later, he was governor of the largest state in the union, California, and she had a lot to do with that. She was key to his political life because she made sure he had the right people around him.
Ronald Reagan liked everybody but Nancy Reagan edited. Stuart Spencer, manager of Ronald Reagan’s two gubernatorial campaigns and his first presidential run, said Nancy was the personnel director of every Reagan operation.
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