PRESIDENT RONALD REAGAN - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 04/06/1993 - HFSID 291409
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Typed Letter to Jo Regan, ailing wife of a fellow former actor
Typed Letter signed: "Ron", 1 page, 6¼x4½. No place, 1993 April 6. On personal letterhead with imprinted Presidential seal to Mrs. Phil Regan ("Dear Jo"), Pasadena, California. In full: "We are so sorry to learn of your illness and we want you to know that we are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. While this is a difficult time for you right now, we know that you will find the courage and the strength to meet the challenge. In the mean time, please count us among those whose care and concern surround you and try to find a smile in each passing day-that's the best medicine of all! Ronald Reagan (1911-2004) had two careers: actor and politician. His first movie was Love is on the Air (1937) and his 53rd and last film was The Killers (1964). He was President of the Screen Actors Guld. In 1965, he wrote his autobiography, Where's the Rest of Me?, a line from his role as Drake McHugh in King's Row (1942). He hosted TV's Death Valley Days. During the failed Presidential campaign of Senator Barry Goldwater (1964), Reagan, a former Democrat, emerged as an eloquent spokesman for Goldwater and for the conservative cause. Elected Governor of California in 1966, he was reelected in 1970. Reagan began his campaign for the presidency and narrowly lost the 1976 Republican nomination to Gerald Ford. He was elected President in 1980 and was reelected in 1984. While Reagan was never without his critics, he had two undisputed achievements as President: moving the conservative message and program to the center of American politics; and helping to set in motion the collapse of the Soviet system which he had called "the evil empire." After leaving office in 1989, he wrote his second autobiography, An American Life. His final years were a valiant struggle against the ravages of Alzheimer's disease. Actor and singer Phil Regan (1906-1996) appeared in film musicals for Republic and Monogram in the 1930s and forties. He was among the first to endorse Ronald Reagan's gubernatorial bid in 1966. Regan served prison time for bribery in connection with a Santa Barbara real estate scheme. His wife, Josephine (Dwyer) died in 1994. Two small pin-size spots at upper left section. Very lightly creased. Otherwise, fine condition.
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