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Nancy Reagan Remembered for Role As First Lady


Nancy and Ronald Reagan did just about everything together, all the way to the ends of their lives. They both, in fact, died in the same house.

The former First Lady spent her last days at 668 St. Cloud Road, a 7000-square-foot ranch-style three-bedroom house on a 1.5-acre pocket of land high up in the hills of Bel Air. The couple had lived there since Reagan left office in 1988, and it was there that the 40th President battled Alzheimer's Disease and ultimately passed away in 2004.

But the Reagans, both onetime film actors, left home prints all over Los Angeles, stretching well beyond Bel Air.

Just prior to marrying Reagan in 1952, Nancy lived at 941 ½ Hilgard Avenue, in a two-bedroom apartment in a leafy section of Westwood. Reagan, meanwhile, lived in at 1326 Londonderry View, a 1930s French Normandy apartment building overlooking Sunset Boulevard in West Hollywood (located near a restaurant called La Rue, where Ronald and Nancy had their first date).

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Nancy Reagan's homes of Los Angeles
Cal State University Long Beach library dean and director Roman Kochan displays a signed photo of former President Ronald Reagan and first lady Nancy Reagan with former California Gov. George Deukmejian. The photo is among stacks of large boxes of files from Former California Gov. George Deukmejian. Gov. Deukmejian recently donated his official archives to Cal State Long Beach, moving the collection from Stanford. The move, which Deukmejian said had to do with his residence in Long Beach, is unusual since it is the last time a former governor has say over where his official papers can go. And its restrictions on access has raised some eyebrows among librarians. (Photo by Allen J. Schaben/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)
Nancy Reagan attends Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation Gala Honoring Bob Hope on May 29, 1997 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
(L-R) Peter Lund, Nancy Reagan and Sandy Weill attend Fifth Annual National Center on Addicition and Substance Abuse Gala on March 18, 1997 at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Nancy Reagan attends Rita Hayworth Alzheimer's Disease Benefit Gala on October 30, 1996 at Tavern on the Green in New York City. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Nancy Reagan and Sophia Loren attend Valentine's Day Luncheon Honoring Sophia Loren on February 10, 1993 at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Ronald Reagan and Nancy Reagan attend the opening night of 'Sunset Blvd' on December 9, 1993 at the Shubert Theater in Century City, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Ronald Reagan and Nancy Reagan attend American Television Awards on May 23, 1993 at the Barker Hanger at Santa Monica Airport in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Nancy Reagan attends Children Institute International Benefit Fashion Show on February 14, 1992 at the Beverly Hills Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Betty Ford and Nancy Reagan attend Children Institute International Benefit Fashion Show on February 14, 1992 at the Beverly Hills Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Nancy Reagan and Rosia Gorbachev attend 75th Anniversary Party for Forbes Magazine on May 11, 1992 at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Ronald Reagan and Nancy Reagan attend Carousel of Hope Ball Benefit on October 2, 1992 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Ronald Reagan and Nancy Reagan attend Fourth Annual Nancy Reagan Benefit Tennis Tournament on October 10, 1992 at the Riviera Tennis Club in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Ronald Reagan and Nancy Reagan attend Third Annual Nancy Reagan Benefit Tennis Tournament on October 5, 1991 at Pacific Palisades in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Ronald Reagan and Nancy Reagan attend Second Annual Nancy Reagan Benefit Tennis Tournament on October 6, 1990 at Pacific Palisades in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Nancy Reagan and Ronald Reagan attend Father's Day Party on June 17, 1990 at Chasen's Restaurant in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Nancy Reagan and Ronald Reagan attend Carousel of Hope Ball Benefit on October 26, 1990 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Nancy Reagan and Ronald Reagan attend Warner Brothers Rededication Gala on June 2, 1990 at Warner Brothers Studios in Burbank, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Nancy Reagan attends Spirit of America Awards on December 13, 1990 at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Ronald Reagan and Nancy Reagan sighted on October 5, 1990 at Chasen's Restaurant in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Actress Nancy Reagan attends Cedars-Sinai Hospital Benefit on August 29, 1989 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Nancy Reagan attends American Jewis Committee Awards Gala on November 4, 1989 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Ronald Reagan and Nancy Reagan attend Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala Exhibition 'Vanity Fair - A Treasure Trove of the Costume Institute' on December 12, 1977 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
US Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (L) embraces former US First Lady Nancy Reagan before the unveiling a statue of her husband, President Ronald Reagan on June 3, 2009 during ceremonies in the Rotunda on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. AFP PHOTO/Karen BLEIER (Photo credit should read KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)
NANCY REAGAN -- Pictured: First Lady Nancy Reagan, White House dog Lucky (Photo by NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NANCY REAGAN -- Pictured: (center) First Lady Nancy Reagan (Photo by Gary Null/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - NOVEMBER 19: ABC NEWS - PRESIDENTIAL INAUGURATION - 1981 Ronald Reagan, Nancy Reagan (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - NOVEMBER 19: ABC NEWS - PRESIDENTIAL INAUGURATION - 1981 Ronald Reagan, Nancy Reagan, George H. W. Bush (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images)
DIFF'RENT STROKES-- 'The Reporter' Episode 22 -- Aired 3/19/83 -- Pictured: (l-r) Nancy Reagan as herself, Gary Coleman as Arnold Jackson (Photo by Frank Carroll/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
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After they were married, the couple made Nancy's Westwood apartment their first home, but within months purchased a Cape Cod-style house at 1258 Almalfi Drive in Pacific Palisades. Five years later, they moved to another house in the Palisades, a more private, secluded ranch-style home at 1669 San Onofre Drive.

It had a swimming pool, a backyard, and a kitchen full of gadgets, thanks to Reagan's job as a celebrity spokesperson for GE, which made the home into a showcase, installing one of the first garbage disposals, among other ultra-modern appliances. Nancy once recalled that GE "provided us with so many refrigerators, ovens and fancy lights... they had to build a special panel on the side of the house for all the wiring and the switches."

Still, Ron Reagan Jr., Nancy and Ronald's youngest, has described growing up in the Palisades as being an almost Mayberry-like experience. "I remember there was this dirt road that went up into the hills and we'd go up there and fly kites," he once recalled. "Now I think there's a castle up there."

The Reagans held onto the San Onofre property throughout his terms as governor of California. But after they moved into the White House in 1980, they sold the house and didn't purchase another until eight years later, after the end of the President's second term -; their final home, at the top of St. Cloud Road

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