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    Former First Lady Nancy Reagan Dies at Age 94

    She always put “dear Ronnie” first. The actress-turned-political wife, who died yesterday of congestive heart failure, was one of America’s most influential first ladies, advising her husband and even taking on rivals like his chief of staff. Born Anne Frances Robbins in New York City, she appeared in films and TV shows as Nancy Davis before becoming Ronald Reagan’s second wife. Later, she cared for her Alzheimer’s-stricken spouse while crusading for a cure, and she will long be remembered for her elegance and devotion.

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