John Wayne, Nancy Reagan, Gina Lollobrigida and Ronald Reagan during the National Headliner Awards in in June 1970.
John Wayne, Nancy Reagan, Gina Lollobrigida and Ronald Reagan during the National Headliner Awards in in June 1970.Frank Carroll—NBC/NBCU/Getty Images
John Wayne, Nancy Reagan, Gina Lollobrigida and Ronald Reagan during the National Headliner Awards in in June 1970.
Nancy Reagan and Johnny Carson on "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson" on May 1, 1972.
Ronald Reagan cuts in on singer Frank Sinatra, dancing with former first lady Nancy Reagan during a party in the East Room of the White House on Feb. 6, 1981.
Queen Elizabeth II with Ronald Reagan and Nancy Reagan in Feb. of 1983.
Nancy Reagan gets a laugh with Ray Charles and Willie Nelson and other entertainers at a salute to country music at Constitution Hall in Washington on March 16, 1983.
Ronald Reagan and Nancy Reagan pose with American models, Christie Brinkley, Cheryl Tiegs and Brooke Shields backstage at the Bob Hope USO show on May 20, 1983.
Michael Jackson stands with former President Ronald Reagan and first lady Nancy Reagan on the south lawn of the White House prior to receiving an award from the president for his contribution to the drunk driving awareness program in Washington, DC on May 14, 1984.
Nancy Reagan poses with celebrity recipients of the Outstanding Learning Disabled Achiever Award, Chris Anderson, Tom Cruise, Caitlyn Jenner, Cher, Richard C. Strauss, and Robert Rauchenberg, at the White House in Washington, D.C. on Oct. 1985.
Ronald Reagan and Nancy Reagan welcoming to the White House Princess Diana and her husband Prince Charles on Nov. 09, 1985.
Nancy Reagan sings a song along with Marvin Hamlisch, Vic Damone and Liza Minnelli during a rehearsal at the White House in Washington on March 8, 1987.
Former first lady Nancy Reagan dances on the stage at Ford's Theatre in Washington with ballet star Mikhail Baryshnikov June 21, 1987.
Oscar de la Renta and Barbara Walters posing with former first lady Nancy Reagan at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, where the first lady was awarded the Council of Fashion Designers of America's Lifetime Achievement Award for her contributions to fashion on Jan. 10, 1989.
Nancy Reagan and Sophia Loren attend Valentine's Day Luncheon Honoring Sophia Loren at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. on Feb. 10, 1993.
Former President George W. Bush and former first lady Laura Bush greet former first lady Nancy Reagan at Blair House in Washington on June 10, 2004.
President Barack Obama escorts former first lady Nancy Reagan after signing the Ronald Reagan Centennial Commission Act, during a ceremony in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House in Washington, DC on June 2, 2009.
John Wayne, Nancy Reagan, Gina Lollobrigida and Ronald Reagan during the National Headliner Awards in in June 1970.
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Look Back at Nancy Reagan’s Star-Studded Career as First Lady

Mar 06, 2016
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