Former first lady Nancy Reagan passed away of congestive heart failure at her Los Angeles home on Sunday at the age of 94. The New York City native had a long history in California, having first moved here when she was 28 to pursue a career as an actress. It was during her seven-year contract with MGM that she met and married fellow actor Ronald Reagan, who was then president of the Screen Actors Guild. She would later serve as the first lady of California when her husband was governor from 1967 to 1975, and after his two terms as president, the couple retired to Bel Air. Below are a few snapshots from a California life that spanned the worlds of filmdom, politics, and L.A. culture.
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