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The Resource The president's ladies : Jane Wyman and Nancy Davis, Bernard F. Dick

The president's ladies : Jane Wyman and Nancy Davis, Bernard F. Dick

Label
The president's ladies : Jane Wyman and Nancy Davis
Title
The president's ladies
Title remainder
Jane Wyman and Nancy Davis
Statement of responsibility
Bernard F. Dick
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Ronald Reagan, a former actor and one of America's most popular presidents, married not one but two Hollywood actresses. This book is three biographies in one, discovering fascinating connections among Jane Wyman (1917-2007), Ronald Reagan (1911-2004), and Nancy Davis (b. 1921). Jane Wyman, who married Reagan in 1940 and divorced him seven years later, knew an early life of privation. She gravitated to the movies and made her debut at fifteen as an unbilled member of the chorus, then toiled as an extra for four years until she finally received billing. She proved herself as a dramatic actress in The Lost Weekend, and the following year, she was nominated for an Oscar for The Yearling and soon won for her performance in Johnny Belinda, in which she did not speak a single line. Other Oscar nominations followed, along with a Golden Globe for her portrayal of Angela Channing in Falcon Crest.Conversely, Nancy Davis led a relatively charmed life, the daughter of an actress and the stepdaughter of a neurosurgeon. Surrounded by her mother's friends--Walter Huston, Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn, Lillian Gish, and Alla Nazimova, her godmother--Davis started in the theater, then moved on to Hollywood, where she enjoyed modest success, and finally began working in television. When she married Reagan in 1952, she unwittingly married into politics, eventually leaving acting to concentrate on being the wife of the governor of California, and then the wife of the president of the United States. In her way, Davis played her greatest role as Reagan's friend, confidante, and adviser in life and in politics. This book considers three actors who left an indelible mark on both popular and political culture for more than fifty years"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Dick, Bernard F
Dewey number
791.4302/80922
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1998.2
LC item number
.D4955 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • filmographies
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Wyman, Jane
  • Reagan, Nancy
  • Reagan, Ronald
  • Motion picture actors and actresses
  • Presidents' spouses
Label
The president's ladies : Jane Wyman and Nancy Davis, Bernard F. Dick
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references, filmography (pages 261-269), and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1030284
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
viii, 278 pages
Isbn
9781617039805
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2013039754
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(Sirsi) i9781617039805
Label
The president's ladies : Jane Wyman and Nancy Davis, Bernard F. Dick
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references, filmography (pages 261-269), and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1030284
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
viii, 278 pages
Isbn
9781617039805
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2013039754
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(Sirsi) i9781617039805

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