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    Actor Ronald Reagan and his bride, actress Nancy Davis, cut their wedding cake after their marriage at the non-sectarian Little Brown Church of the Valley in North Hollywood, Ca., March 4, 1952. With them are actress Brenda Marshall, left, and her husband, actor William Holden. The Associated Press

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    Ronald Reagan and Nancy Davis arrive for the Screen Writers Guild Dinner at the Ambassador Hotel, Hollywood, Calif. on Feb. 22, 1951. The Associated Press

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    Arriving for the West coast premiere of ?Cleopatra? at Pentagon Theater in Hollywood, Los Angeles on June 19, 1963 are, left to right. Actor Ronald Reagan and wife actress Nancy Davis. The Associated Press

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    Nancy Reagan, wife of the California gubernatorial candidate Ronald Reagan, is shown at home, July 21, 1966. The Associated Press

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    Nancy Reagan, ex-debutante, ex-actress and wife of California's Republican candidate for governor, says that the role she likes best is that of homemaker. Here she talks with son Ronnie in the living room of their home in suburban Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles, California, July 21, 1966. The Associated Press

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    Governor-elect Ronald Reagan and his wife, Nancy Reagan, and two children tour their new home, the Executive Mansion, after their arrival in Sacramento, Calif., Jan. 1, 1967. Reagan will be sworn-in as California's new governor in a post-midnight ceremony tonight. From left are, Reagan, Patricia, 13, Nancy, and Ronald Jr., 8. The Associated Press

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    Nancy Reagan, California's new first lady, brushes away a tear early, Jan. 2, 1967 in Sacramento, Calif., after her husband was sworn in as the state's 33rd governor. Gov. Ronald Reagan took the oath of office in Sacramento's capitol rotunda in post-midnight ceremony. The Associated Press

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    Ronald Reagan, Californiaís 33rd Governor, stands at the podium and acknowledges applause following his introduction at inaugural ceremonies on Jan. 5, 1967 on the Sacramento capitol steps in Sacramento, California. To his right is his wife, Nancy. The Associated Press

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    California?s Gov. Ronald Reagan gives his wife, Nancy, a surprise hug as she leaves his office in Sacramento on April 27, 1967. The Associated Press

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    Nancy Reagan, in a knee-length cast, is pushed to waiting plane for return trip to Sacramento, April 3, 1970. The governor's wife broke a bone in her right foot while racing with her 12-year-old son, Skipper, in her Sacramento backyard April 2. Despite the pain and cast, she flew to Los Angeles April 3 to keep an appointment. The Associated Press

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    Nancy Reagan interviewed at her home in Los Angeles Oct. 11, 1975, says she has mixed emotions that her husband, former California Gov. Ronald Reagan, may run for President. The Associated Press

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    Ronald Reagan and his wife , Nancy, greet some of his supporters from Rhode Island during a campaign tour of Manchester Saturday, Feb. 21, 1976. The Associated Press

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    Ronald Reagan and wife Nancy take time away from campaigning for a relaxing ride around their ranch just North of Santa Barbara, Monday, June 29, 1976. Reagan hosted a party for members of the traveling press which included an outdoor barbecue. The Associated Press

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    Taca, the pet husky of Ronald Reagan and his wife Nancy, was the center of attention as they relaxed on the lawn outside their ranch home near Santa Barbara, Calif., Monday, July 27, 1976. The Associated Press

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    Former California Gov. Ronald Reagan and his wife, Nancy Reagan relax aboard his chartered campaign flight between Philadelphia and Chicago Thursday, Nov. 16, 1979. Reagan, a GOP presidential candidate, addressed about 1,000 persons at a junior college in a Chicago suburb. The Associated Press

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    Republican presidential hopeful Ronald Reagan's family, from right, wife Nancy, son Mike and daughter Maurine, listen with interest as Ronald Reagan speaks at a Republican Rally at Anaheim Stadium Monday, June 2, 1980. The Associated Press

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    Republican presidential candidate Ronald Reagan and his running mate George Bush are shown on the podium of Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, July 17, 1980 as the final curtain draws near on the 1980 Republican National Convention. Nancy Reagan stands left, Barbara Bush, right. The Associated Press

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    Republican presidential hopeful Ronald Reagan helps his wife Nancy from a black, velvet-seated surrey on their ranch north of Santa Barbara, California, Monday, August 11, 1980, where they are relaxing as Democrats at the convention in New York decide who will be his opponent in the November election. The Associated Press

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    President elect Ronald Reagan and his wife Nancy leave the White House in Washington after their tour Saturday, Dec. 13, 1980. The Associated Press

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    Nancy Reagan proudly watches as her husband Ronald Reagan takes the oath of office at the Capitol January 20, 1981. The Associated Press

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    U.S. President Ronald Reagan gives a thumbs up sign to the crowd as his wife, first lady Nancy Reagan, waves from limousine during the inaugural parade in Washington, D.C., Jan. 20, 1981. The Associated Press

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    Nancy Reagan arrives at George Washington University Hospital in Washington on Tuesday, March 31, 1981 to visit President Reagan who is recovering from a gunshot wound suffered on Monday in afternoon. The Associated PRess

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    President Ronald Reagan, assisted by First Lady Nancy Reagan and their youngest daughter, Patti Davis leaves George Washington University Hospital in Washington Saturday, April 11, 1981. The Associated Press

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    First lady Nancy Reagan and son Ron ride a bicycle built for two on the driveway at the White House in Washington, April 22, 1981. The Associated Press

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    First lady Nancy Reagan blows out the candle on a birthday cake given to her, July 2, 1981, in Arlington, Va., as the guest of the Foster Grandparent Program National Conference. Mrs. Reagan will turn 60 on July 6. The Associated Press

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    First lady Nancy Reagan speaks at a White House briefing on drug use and the family, March 22, 1982. Bill Barton, President of the National Federation of Parents for Drug-Free Youth looks on. The Associated Press

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    n this March 19, 1983 photo, first lady Nancy Reagan and "Diff'rent Strokes" star Gary Coleman talk during break in rehearsal at Universal Studios in Los Angeles. Mrs. Reagan, a former actress, made a guest appearance on the show to help deliver an anti-drug abuse message. The Associated Press

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    First lady Nancy Reagan looks back at President Ronald Reagan as they are greeted during arrival ceremonies, April 26, 1984 in Peking. In back is Chinese President Li Xiannian. The Associated Press

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    First Lady Nancy Reagan, center, is surrounded by dancing Chinese children during her visit to the Fusuijin neighborhood committee, Saturday, April 28, 1984, Peking, China. Mrs. Reagan visited the school, medical unit, and family unit. The Associated Press

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    Entertainers Burt Reynolds, left, and Frank Sinatra, along with first lady Nancy Reagan, lent their voices to a sing-along at the close of a dinner in Los Angeles, Sept. 27, 1985, honoring the first lady for her efforts in combating drug and alcohol abuse. The Associated Press

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    Raisa Gorbachev, left, wife of Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev, meets with Nancy Reagan, wife of U.S. President Ronald Reagan in Geneva, Switzerland in November 1985, while accompanying their husbands, who were engaged in summit talks, the first between the leaders of East and West in recent years. The Associated Press

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    US President, Ronald Reagan, arrives at the Bethesda Naval Hospital by helicopter, October 19th, 1987. He is carrying a "get well" card sent by well-wishers for his wife, Nancy Reagan, who was undergoing surgery for breast cancer. The Associated Press

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    Former President Ronald Reagan doffs his baseball cap, exposing his partially shaved head before the applause of well wishers who saw him off at the airport September 15, 1989, one week after he underwent skull surgery at the Mayo Clinic. His wife Nancy puts her hand over his head from behind. The Associated Press

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    Former President Reagan smiles as his wife, Nancy, and House Minority Leader Bob Michel sing ìHappy Birthdayî during a Republican Party dinner at night on Thursday, Feb. 3, 1994 in Washington. The dinner, attended by 2,300 honored the former president of the occasion of his 83rd birthday. The Associated Press

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    Nancy Reagan touches the casket of her husband former President Ronald Reagan as Rev. Wenning, left, comforts her at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, Calif., Monday, June 7, 2004. The Associated Press

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    Former first lady Nancy Reagan waits inside a limosine for her husband former President Ronald Reagan's casket to be carried from the U. S. Capitol Friday, June 11, 2004. The Associated Press

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    Former first lady Nancy Reagan and Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger react to a speech during a dedication ceremony for the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles, Monday, June 4, 2007. The Associated Press

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    Fred Ryan, right, Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation, assists former first lady Nancy Reagan to lay flowers as she visits the grave site of her husband, President Ronald Reagan, at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, Thursday, June 5, 2014, in Simi Valley, Calif. The Associated Press

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    Former first lady Nancy Reagan visits the grave site of her husband, President Ronald Reagan, at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, Thursday, June 5, 2014, in Simi Valley, Calif. The Associated Press

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