While filming “East Side, West Side”, Nancy Davis’ name wrongfully appeared on a published list of alleged communist supporters.
Obama welcomed Nancy Reagan to the White House in June 2009 for the signing of legislation establishing a commission to plan a celebration of the 100th anniversary of Ronald Reagan’s birth. The two conversed over dinner. “And Nancy worshiped anything that Ronald Regan did and he the same”, said Connolly about the first couple.
In 2011, PBS aired a documentary that addressed Nancy Reagan’s role in the AIDS crisis. They married in 1952.
Oscar de la Renta and Nancy Reagan in 2010.
Through it all, their love never wavered and when the president was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, she became his round-the-clock nurse.
Gay-rights and HIV/AIDS activists remain bitter at Ronald Reagan for a slow response to the AIDS crisis in the 1980s. “Or 50/50. And it isn’t always 50/50, sometimes it’s 90/10″. “I peep out the door, and I see her standing like this at the end with her hands on her waist with the robe on”, Wiles said. “But it’s something you want to do”.
It’s not known exactly what will happen at Nancy Reagan’s funeral because there are no set-in-stone traditions for First Ladies’ funeral services, NBC News reported. “The Reagan family, our foundation and this country have lost a treasured soul”.
Hilary Abramson, a Sacramento journalist who interviewed Nancy Reagan and her husband for a profile in 1976, described the first lady as possessing “an extremely icy personality, almost impenetrable … to a stranger such as myself”. “It is often easier to make strong speeches about foreign drug lords or drug smugglers than to arrest a pair of Wall Street investment bankers buying cocaine on their lunch break”.
“On a personal level, she was someone who was not against gay people”, said Richard Socarides, a former Clinton White House adviser on gay issues. “But if I think that you are bad for my husband or you’re hurting him in some way you’ve got an enemy, and it’s not an enemy you want”, pointed Ron. “She was Ronnie’s true love and confidante”.
The public can come and pay their respects at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library from 1 p.m.to 7 p.m. Eastern on Wednesday or 10 a.m.to 2 pm. on Thursday. And as a widow herself, Berman said she was inspired by Nancy Reagan’s strength after her husband’s death.