Nancy Reagan was born Anne Frances Robbins on July 6th, 1921 in New York City. Her parents divorced when she was only 6 years old, so she spent most of her life with her grandparents in Bethesda, Maryland.
Nancy Reagan got her Bachelors of Arts degree in drama from Smith College in 1943. With the help of her mother's friends, she starred in a Broadway show, "Ramshackle Inn." She had a decent career in Hollywood until her name was blacklisted for being a "communist sympathizer." Nancy ended up marrying Ronald P. Reagan after three years of dating, assuming a role as a housewife and, eventually, the first lady of the United States of America.