Anne Frances Robbins, better known under her professional, married name Nancy Reagan, was born on the 6th July 1921, in Manhattan, New York City, USA, and passed away on the 6 March 2016 in Los Angeles, California, USA. She was an actress, who appeared in over 20 film and TV titles, but she is probably best known for being the First Lady of the United States (1981-1989), as the wife of Ronald Reagan, the 40th President.
So, have you ever wondered how rich Nancy Reagan was? According to sources, it was estimated that the overall size of Nancy’s net worth was $25 million, accumulated mostly through her career as an actress, but also through her involvement in politics as the First Lady.
Nancy Reagan Net Worth $25 Million
Nancy Reagan was the only child of Kenneth Seymour Robbins, who worked as a car salesman, and his wife, Edith Prescott Luckett, who was an actress; she was a granddaughter of film star Alla Nazimova. She lived with her parents in Queens, New York City until her parents divorced when she was only two years old, and stayed with her mother, spending her childhood in Bethesda, Maryland. Later, when her mother remarried to Loyal Edward Davis, she moved with them to Chicago, where Nancy attended the Girls’ Latin School of Chicago, after which she enrolled at Smith College in Massachusetts and majored there in English language and Drama in 1943. Right after graduation, she briefly work in a store, but under the influence of her mother began pursuing an acting career.
Nancy’s professional acting career began in the 1940s, with a little help from actors Walter Houston and ZaSu Pitts, who were her mother’s friends. Her first role was in Pitts’ “Ramshackle Inn” in 1949, and then her career went only upwards, and so did her net worth. Before the 1950s, she appeared in such productions as “The Doctor And The Girl” (1949), and “East Side,West Side”. During the 1950s, thanks to her good looks and popularity, Nancy featured in such films and TV series as “Shadow On The Wall” (1950), “Night Into Morning” (1951), “Talk About A Stranger” (1952), “Shadow In The Sky” (1952), “Donovan’s Brain” (1953).
Nancy married Ronald Reagan in 1952, and became a dedicated wife and homemaker, however, still managed to keep her acting career flowing, and in the second half of the 1950s appeared in films “Hellcats Of The Navy” (1957), and “Crash Landing” (1958). Before she retired from acting, Nancy appeared in the TV series “87th Precinct” (1962), “The Dick Powell Theatre” (1962), and “Wagon Train”.
As her husband became involved in politics, and became governor of California, Nancy followed him in a supporting role, and was the First Lady of California, and when he became the President of The USA; with much respect, Nancy assumed the position of the First Lady of the USA. During her political career, she was known for starting the “Just Say No” campaign against drug use, focused on teenagers and young people to stop using drugs.
If to talk about her personal life, Nancy Reagan was in marriage with Ronald Reagan and later looked after him as he was afflicted with Alzheimer’s disease, until his death in June of 2004; the couple had two children – Ron Reagan and Patti Davis – both involved in the entertainment industry as actors. In 2000, she published the book “I Love You, Ronnie: The Letters Of Ronald Reagan To Nancy Reagan”. She passed away from congestive heart failure at the age of 94.
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