Ronald Wilson Reagan is born on February 6, 1911, in Tampico, Illinois, to Edward "Jack" Reagan (1883-1941), a shoe salesman, and Nelle Wilson Reagan (1883-1962). The family, which incorporated older son Neil Reagan (1908-1996), resided in a residence that lacked interior plumbing and running water and was situated along the small town’s main street. Reagan’s father nicknamed him Dutch as a baby, saying he is like "a fat little Dutchman."
During Reagan’s early childhood, his family lived in a series of Illinois towns as his father switch sales jobs, and then settled in Dixon, Illinois, in 1920. In 1928, Reagan graduate from Dixon High School, where he was an athlete and student body president and carry out in school plays. During summer holiday, he works as a lifeguard in Dixon.
Reagan went on to attend Eureka College in Illinois, where he played football, ran track, captained the swim team, served as student council leader and acted in school productions. After graduating in 1932, he found work as a radio sports presenter in Iowa.
Ronald Reagan's Hollywood Careers:
In 1937, while in Southern California to cover the Chicago Cubs’ spring preparation period, Ronald Reagan did a monitor test for the Warner Brothers movie studio. The studio signed him to a agreement, and that same year he made his film entrance in "Love is on the Air," and stared his career playing a radio news journalist. Over the next three decades he emerges in more than 50 movies.
Among his best-known position was that of Notre Dame Football star George Gipp in the 1940 biographical film "Knute Rockne All American." In the movie, Reagan’s well-known line which he is still remembered for was "Win one for the Gipper." Another distinguished role was in 1942 in "Kings Row," in which Reagan represent an accident victim who wakes up to determine his legs have been remove and cries out, "Where’s the rest of me?"
In 1940, Reagan wedded actress Jane Wyman (1917-2007), with whom he had daughter Maureen (1941-2001) and a take on son, Michael (1945). The combine divorced in 1948 (Reagan is the only U.S. president to have been divorced). In 1952, he married artist Nancy David (1921-). The pair had two children, Patricia (1952) and Ronald (1958).