Ronald Reagan – Not Just Your Average Actor

No doubt, America’s 40th president Ronald Reagan is an actor by profession before crossing the verge of politics. He starred as actor-cum-host in General Electric Theater, a radio and television anthology series which features some of the greatest short story, play, novel adapted and portrayed with the likes of James Dean, Groucho Marx, Fred Astaire and other formidable actors of classic Hollywood. As the co-owner of the show, he became wealthy and famous, earning him a ticket for greater doors in showbusiness and politics in the future. Apart from General Electric Theater, he also appeared in Death Valley Days and since his departure from Warner Bros. he began to appear in B-movies making his career sag and lie-low.

Before he became a tv actor, he first became a radio announcer in Iowa and Chicago. He took the screen test from Warner Bros. and got him a seven-year contract. He appeared in the film Knute Rockne, All American where his nickname “The Gipper” came from. He also starred in Kings Row, Tennessee’s Partner, Cattle Queen of Montana and The Killers in which his last film.

His leadership is early emphasized being a Screen Actor’s Guild President from 1947-1952 facing various issues including labor-management disputes and Hollywood blacklisting. After serving America with pride, he died after his 10-year battle with Alzheimer’s Disease at the age of 93. Even at the time of his death, he remained a great actor playing a vital role in the lives and history of the world as he created a major difference in terms of safer world.

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