Ronald Reagan starred in more than 50 films. Here, he portrays college football star George “The Gipper” Gipp in the 1940 film Knute Rockne—All American.
Ronald Reagan married actress Nancy Davis in 1952. They had two children, Patricia and Ronald Jr.
When Ronald Reagan was president, the Cold War between the United States and the Soviet Union began to end. In 1988 Reagan, center, and Vice President George H. W. Bush, left, met with Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev.