Remembering Nancy Reagan On Her Birthday [SLIDESHOW]

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Today we remember Nancy Reagan on what would have been her 96th birthday. From acting, to her political endeavors, Nancy lived a life full of passion, determination and influence. She is someone who should be admired by all. Her intelligence and fortitude never permitted her to stand in the shadow of President Ronald Reagan. She was a force to be reckoned with, and a “powerhouse” as Reagan once wrote.

You can read about her life during Reagan’s administration, from her relationships with the staff to her personal bout with cancer in her book, “My Turn: The Memoirs of Nancy Reagan.” Or better yet, you can get an inside look into her magical marriage with President Ronald Reagan in her book “I Love You Ronnie: The Letters Of Ronald Reagan to Nancy Reagan.” (SLIDESHOW: 45 Of Melania Trump’s Best Looks Since Becoming First Lady)

Here are some photos that offer just a glimpse of the legendary first lady’s life that is still admired by so many.