and was First Lady of the United States
from 1981 to 1989.
Nancy was born in New York City; her parents divorced soon after her birth and she grew up in Maryland, living with an aunt and uncle while her mother pursued acting jobs. As Nancy Davis, she was an actress in Hollywood in the 1940s and 1950s, starring in films such as Donovan's Brain
, Night into Morning, and Hellcats of the Navy
I must say that acting was good training for the political life that lay ahead of us.
I don't intend for this to take on a political tone. I'm just here for the drugs.
I am a big believer that you have to nourish any relationship. I am still very much a part of my friends' lives and they are very much a part of my life. A First Lady who does not have this source of strength and comfort can lose perspective and become isolated.