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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 The Birth of a Nation 1915-02-08
Latest Project:
Movie East Lake Meadows: A Public Housing Story 2020-03-24
Known For
Poster of Fatal News
Poster of The Century of the Self
Poster of Thatcher: The Downing Street Years
Poster of Superstar: The Life and Times of Andy Warhol
Movie Frenemies: Putin and Trump Self - Politician (archive footage) 2020-03-17
Movie East Lake Meadows: A Public Housing Story Self (archive footage) 2020-03-24
Movie Hollywood : la vie rêvée de Lana Turner (archive footage) 2019-05-22
Movie Hesburgh Himself (archive footage) 2019-04-26
Movie Breakpoint: A Counter History of Progress Self (archive footage) 2019-07-14
Movie Where's My Roy Cohn? Self (archive footage) 2019-09-20
Movie Bombshell Self (archive footage) (uncredited) 2019-12-13
Movie Margaret Atwood: A Word After a Word After a Word Is Power Self - Politician (archive footage) 2019-11-07
Movie Bully. Coward. Victim. The Story of Roy Cohn Self (archive footage) 2019-09-29
Movie Studio 54 Self (archive footage) 2018-06-15
Movie Game Changers Himself (Archive Footage) 2018-06-29
Movie ReMastered: Who Shot the Sheriff Self (archive footage) 2018-10-12
Movie Vice Self (archive footage) (uncredited) 2018-12-25
Movie The Corporate Coup D'État Self (archive footage) (uncredited) 2018-11-18
Movie Above Majestic Self (archive footage) 2018-10-30
Movie Get Me Roger Stone Self (archive footage) 2017-04-23
Movie The Reagan Show Himself 2017-04-22
Movie American Made Himself (archive footage) 2017-08-08
Movie Silk Road: Drugs, Death and the Dark Web Himself (archive footage) 2017-08-21
Movie This Is Bob Hope... Himself (archive footage) 2017-12-29
Movie Der Reichstag Himself (archive footage) 2017-12-19
Movie The Arrow of Time Himself (archive footage) 2017-10-03
Movie Zero Days Himself (archive footage) 2016-07-08
Series Fatal News Himself (archive footage) 2016-02-06
Movie The Billboard Boys Himself (Archive Footage) 2016-09-25
Movie HyperNormalisation Self (archive footage) 2016-10-25
Movie 13th Self (archive footage) 2016-10-07
Movie Shadow World Self - Politician (archive footage) 2016-10-14
Movie All Eyes And Ears Himself 2015-04-20
Movie Geheimauftrag Pontifex – Der Vatikan im Kalten Krieg himself 2015-05-20
Movie The Making of Trump Self (archive footage) 2015-11-30
Movie Trumbo Self (archive footage) (uncredited) 2015-10-27
Movie And the Oscar Goes To... 2014-02-01
Movie Classic Movie Bloopers: Uncensored Himself (archive footage) 2013-01-29
Movie Our Nixon Self 2013-01-23
Movie Koch Self (archive footage) (uncredited) 2013-02-01
Movie The Presidents' Gatekeepers Self (archive footage) 2013-09-12
Movie JFK Remembered: 50 Years Later Himself 2013-11-12
Movie 41 Self (archive footage) 2012-06-12
Movie The House I Live In Self (archive footage) (uncredited) 2012-10-05
Movie A Night at the Movies: Hollywood Goes to Washington Himself (archive footage) 2012-10-05
Series Oliver Stone's Untold History of the United States Himself 2012-11-12
Movie Reagan Self (archive footage) 2011-02-07
Movie The Undefeated Self - President of the United States (archive footage) 2011-07-15
Movie Secret Origin: The Story of DC Comics Self (archive footage) 2010-11-09
Movie Nancy Reagan: The Role of a Lifetime Archival footage 2010-02-06
Movie Beyond the Black Rainbow Self (archive footage) 2010-12-03
Movie Disco and Atomic War Himself (archive footage) 2009-04-10
Movie Bigger Stronger Faster* Self (archive footage) 2008-05-30
Movie You Must Remember This: The Warner Bros. Story Himself (archive footage) 2008-05-15
Movie Blood and Oil Self 2008-06-13
Movie All the Presidents' Wives Himself (archive footage) 2008-06-24
Series The Trap: What Happened to Our Dream of Freedom Himself 2007-03-11
Movie Heckler Self 2007-01-01
Movie The War on Democracy Self (Archive Footage) 2007-06-15
Movie Sputnik Mania Self (archive footage) 2007-12-31
Movie The Sentinel Self (archive footage) (uncredited) 2006-04-19
Movie An Inconvenient Truth Himself (archive footage) 2006-05-24
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 Strip Search self (archive footage) 2004-04-27
Movie Presidential Bloopers 40th President 2004-05-18
Movie Stand-up Reagan Self (archive footage) 2004-09-07
Movie A Decade Under the Influence Himself (archive footage) 2003-04-25
Movie Hell's Highway: The True Story of Highway Safety Films Himself (archive footage) 2003-06-27
Series Days That Shook the World Himself (archive footage) 2003-11-01
Series The Century of the Self Self (archive footage) 2002-03-17
Movie Secrets of the CIA Self (archive footage) 1998-01-01
Movie Reagan Himself (archive footage) 1998-02-23
Movie Frank Capra's American Dream 1997-01-01
Series E! True Hollywood Story Unknown 1996-03-29
Movie Inside the White House Himself 1996-01-01
Movie Independence Day: The ID4 Invasion Himself (archive footage) 1996-06-30
Movie Nixon Self (archive footage) 1995-12-22
Series Thatcher: The Downing Street Years Himself 1993-10-20
Movie Barbara Stanwyck: Fire and Desire Himself (archive footage) 1991-07-15
Movie Myrna Loy: So Nice to Come Home To (archive footage) 1990-06-04
Movie Positive Himself 1990-01-02
Movie Disneyland's 35th Anniversary Special Self 1990-07-01
Movie Superstar: The Life and Times of Andy Warhol Self (archive footage) (uncredited) 1990-07-18
Movie Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story (archive footage) as himself 1988-04-30
Movie James Stewart's Wonderful Life Himself 1988-11-22
Movie Hollywood Uncensored Himself (archive footage) 1987-01-01
Movie Horror House on Highway Five Richard Nixon 1985-01-01
Movie 43/84 1984 Himself 1984-09-03
Movie Hollywood Out-takes and Rare Footage Himself (archive footage) 1983-02-25
Movie Ronald Reagan and Richard Nixon on Camera Himself (archive footage) 1983-01-01
Movie It's Showtime 1976-03-31
Movie Cold Turkey Self (archive footage) 1971-02-19
Series V.I.P. Schaukel Unknown 1971-05-09
Series The Dick Cavett Show Himself - Guest 1968-06-06
Series The Carol Burnett Show Unknown 1967-09-11
Movie The Killers Jack Browning 1964-07-07
Series Kraft Suspense Theatre Unknown 1963-10-10
Movie The Young Doctors Narrator (voice) 1961-08-23
Series The Dick Powell Show Unknown 1961-09-26
Series The DuPont Show with June Allyson Unknown 1959-09-21
Movie With Malice Toward One 1957-03-10
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 Disneyland's Opening Day Broadcast 1955-07-17
Movie Tennessee's Partner Cowpoke 1955-09-21
Movie Prisoner of War Webb Sloane 1954-05-04
Series Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color 1954-10-27
Movie Cattle Queen of Montana Farrell 1954-11-18
Movie Tropic Zone Dan McCloud 1953-01-01
Series General Electric Theater Himself - Host 1953-02-01
Movie Law and Order Frame Johnson 1953-05-13
Series The Oscars Unknown 1953-03-18
Movie Hong Kong Jeff Williams 1952-04-18
Movie The Winning Team Grover Cleveland Alexander 1952-06-20
Series This Is Your Life Unknown 1952-10-01
Movie She's Working Her Way Through College John Palmer 1952-07-09
Movie Storm Warning Burt Rainey 1951-02-10
Movie The Last Outpost Capt. Vance Britten 1951-04-04
Movie Bedtime for Bonzo Prof. Peter Boyd 1951-04-05
Series Schlitz Playhouse of Stars Unknown 1951-10-05
Movie Louisa Hal Norton 1950-05-31
Series Lux Video Theatre Unknown 1950-10-02
Movie John Loves Mary John Lawrence 1949-02-04
Movie Night Unto Night John Galen 1949-06-10
Movie The Girl from Jones Beach Bob Randolph - Robert Benerik 1949-07-16
Movie It's a Great Feeling Ronald Reagan (uncredited) 1949-08-01
Movie The Hasty Heart Yank 1949-09-13
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 That Hagen Girl Tom Bates 1947-11-01
Movie The Voice of the Turtle Sergeant Bill Page 1947-12-25
Movie So You Want to Be in Pictures Himself (uncredited) 1947-06-07
Movie Blow-Ups of 1946 Self 1946-01-01
Movie Target Tokyo Narrator 1945-05-24
Movie The Stilwell Road Narrator 1945-01-01
Movie The Fight for the Sky Narrator (voice) 1945-06-21
Movie Wings for This Man Narrator (voice) 1945-12-13
Movie Fighter Combat Formation: Attacks and Escorts Captain 1944-03-13
Movie Air Siege Narrator (voice) 1944-03-13
Movie B-29 Flight Engineer Narrator / Voice of Pilot (voice) 1944-03-13
Movie Operation of the Glider Pick-Up by the C-47 Narrator (voice) 1944-03-13
Movie Recognition of the CG-4A Glider Narrator (voice) 1944-03-25
Movie Cadet Classification 1943-01-15
Movie Recognition of the Japanese Zero Fighter Jimmy Saunders 1943-02-02
Movie The Rear Gunner Lt. Ames 1943-04-10
Movie This Is the Army Johnny Jones 1943-08-14
Movie For God and Country Michael O'Keefe 1943-05-15
Movie Kings Row Drake McHugh 1942-02-02
Movie Breakdowns of 1942 Self 1942-01-01
Movie Mister Gardenia Jones Gardenia Jones 1942-05-29
Movie Shoot Yourself Some Golf Himself 1942-04-04
Movie Juke Girl Steve Talbot 1942-05-30
Movie Beyond the Line of Duty Narrator (voice) 1942-11-07
Movie Desperate Journey Johnny Hammond 1942-09-25
Movie Million Dollar Baby Peter Rowan 1941-05-31
Movie The Bad Man Gil Jones 1941-03-28
Movie International Squadron Jimmy Grant 1941-08-13
Movie Nine Lives Are Not Enough Matt Sawyer 1941-09-20
Movie Breakdowns of 1941 Himself (archive footage) (uncredited) 1941-11-14
Movie Alice in Movieland Carlo's Guest (uncredited) 1940-03-03
Movie Brother Rat and a Baby Dan Crawford 1940-01-13
Movie Breakdowns of 1940 Himself 1940-01-01
Movie Breakdowns of 1939 Himself 1940-01-02
Movie An Angel from Texas Marty Allen 1940-04-27
Movie Murder in the Air Brass Bancroft 1940-06-01
Movie Tugboat Annie Sails Again Eddie Kent 1940-10-26
Movie Santa Fe Trail George Custer 1940-12-20
Movie Knute Rockne All American George Gipp 1940-10-05
Movie Dark Victory Alec 1939-04-20
Movie Secret Service of the Air Lt. 'Brass' Bancroft 1939-03-04
Movie Code of the Secret Service Brass Bancroft 1939-05-27
Movie Naughty But Nice Eddie 1939-06-23
Movie Angels Wash Their Faces Patrick "Pat" Remson 1939-08-26
Movie Smashing the Money Ring Lt. Brass Bancroft 1939-10-21
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 Going Places Jack Withering 1938-12-31
Movie The Amazing Dr. Clitterhouse Radio Announcer (voice) (uncredited) 1938-07-20
Movie Girls on Probation Neil Dillon 1938-10-22
Movie Brother Rat Dan Crawford 1938-10-29
Movie Boy Meets Girl Announcer 1938-08-27
Movie Love Is on the Air Andy McCaine 1937-10-02
Movie Hollywood Hotel Radio Host at Premiere (uncredited) 1937-12-20
Movie The Birth of a Nation Kid in Sheet 1915-02-08