Ronald Reagan was the 40th president of the United States, enjoying two terms at the White House, from 1981 to 1989. Born in a small-town from Illinois, he began his career as a Hollywood actor at the age of 20. Starting with 1967 he served as the Republican Governor of California, until 1975. Nicknamed the Great Communicator or The Gipper, Ronald Reagan, became a popular US president.
During Ronald’s childhood, his family moved a lot, but he mostly lived in Illinois. For a period of time his parents lived in Dixon, so Ronald Reagan graduated from Dixon High School. Ronald Reagan loved sports so much that he actually was the captain of the swim team, a member of the football team, part of the basketball cheerleading squad and a member of the track team. After high school, Ronald graduated from Eureka University, where he earned a dual major in economics and sociology.
After he completed studies, Reagan showed a great interest in the entertainment industry. So, he found a working opportunity at the University of Iowa to broadcast football games. After a short period of time, he was offered more job opportunities in this field. He received an offer as a staff announcer at a radio station in Davenport, but also an offer as an announcer for the Chicago Cubs baseball team. After 5 years of working at the Chicago Cubs, he actually received a contract from Warner Brother Pictures. He signed an acting deal for 7 years, becoming a reputed actor. During his acting career he starred in 53 movies, some of most important ones being Love Is in the Air, Santa Fe Trail, King’s Row and Hellcats of the Navy. His acting career was put on hold when World War II started in April 1942, as Reagan wanted to serve his country.
After spending more than 4 years on duty, he returned to his acting career, but he started to show an interest in politics, too. His last movie dates back to 1964, when he starred in The Killers, a movie in which Reagan played the part of a villain. Ronald Reagan was named the most popular president of US since Franklin D. Roosevelt. His terms at the White House have definitely remained in history. Have you ever watched a movie starring Ronald Reagan?
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