Edith Luckett Davis
Edith Luckett Davis
Edith Luckett Davis was a film and Broadway stage actress in the 1910s and 1920s, and was the mother of Nancy Reagan, wife of U.S. President Ronald Reagan and First Lady of the United States from 1981 to 1989.
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Finding Your Path with Nicole Webster, September 15 - Penn State Altoona
Google News - over 5 years
... of Institutional Equity, Diversity, and International Student Services will present the first speaker of the 2011-2012 Finding Your Path series on Thursday, September 15, 2011 from 12:15 - 1:00 pm in the sanctuary of the Edith Davis Eve Chapel
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Faith in Action to hold first meeting tonight - Penn State Altoona
Google News - over 5 years
The first meeting of the Faith in Action student organization will be held tonight, Wednesday, August 31, 2011 at 8 pm in the Edith Davis Eve Chapel. Members of the college community are encouraged to come, bring a friend, and enjoy refreshments while
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Service schedule for Aug. 15 - The Review
Google News - over 5 years
Cherie Edith Davis - 7 pm today at the Nixon Funeral Home in Newell. Visitation three hours prior to the service. Lena E. Crook - 11 am Tuesday at the Hammondsville United Methodist Church. Burial in Hammondsville Cemetery. Visitation 5-8 pm today at
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Cherie Edith Davis, 61 - The Review
Google News - over 5 years
She was born June 28, 1950,, in Spokane, Wash., a daughter of the late Vincent and Ernestine Benoit. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Sandy Chuda; and a great-granddaughter, Chloe Antionette Smith
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Week in Crime: Double Drunk Bust, Salon Thief Bails on Bill - Patch.com
Google News - over 5 years
4:22 pm, Stanford Shopping Center, 180 El Camino Real: Edith Davis, 25, a Napa resident, was cited and released on suspicion of shoplifting. 6:01 pm, 225 Fulton Avenue: An unknown suspect used someone's personal information to make fraudulent purchases
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Randy J. Wolfe - Altoona Mirror
Google News - over 5 years
He married Donna Darr on July 23, 1988, in the Edith Davis Eve Chapel at Penn State Altoona, and she preceded him in death in 1998. Surviving are four daughters: Crystal Macom of Wampum, Nika Wilt of Pittsburgh, Erin McCartney of Altoona and Tahni
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Life and Arts Announcements - June 12 - Knoxville News Sentinel
Google News - over 5 years
"Tennessee Turned" - Historical pottery exhibition, through Oct. 30, East Tennessee History Center, 601 S. Gay St. * Morristown Art Association Juried Art Show - Through June 29, Rose Center, Edith Davis Gallery, 442 W. Second N. St., Morristown
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MUSIC REVIEW | GRAWEMEYER PLAYERS; An Evening Of Winning Composers
NYTimes - almost 7 years
Since 1985 the University of Louisville has administered the annual Grawemeyer Award for Music Composition, a prize that carries a large purse -- the last one was $200,000 -- and ample prestige. To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the award, the university fielded a large, flexible faculty ensemble, the Grawemeyer Players, and on Tuesday evening
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Sid Laverents Dies at 100; Auteur of Homemade Films
NYTimes - almost 8 years
Sid Laverents, who started making movies in his Southern California basement after he turned 50 and became perhaps the most celebrated hobbyist in the amateur film world, his resourceful and dryly giddy work chosen for the National Film Registry, died on May 6 in Chula Vista, Calif. He was 100 and lived in Bonita, Calif., near San Diego. The cause
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Paid Notice: Deaths FISH, EDITH (DAVIS)
NYTimes - over 10 years
FISH--Edith (Davis). Died May 30, 2006. Wife of the late George W. Fish. Mother of Robert, Daniel, Ruth Fishbein and Richard. A memorial service will be held June 1st at 1PM, Cobble Hill Chapel, 171 Court Street, Brooklyn.
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Paid Notice: Deaths SIEGEL, , EDITH DAVIS
NYTimes - over 13 years
SIEGEL--Edith Davis. Died July 13, 2003 at 86. Her children, grandchildren, brother and friends mourn her passing. Service at Temple Israel, 112 East 75 St, NY NY on Thursday July 17 at 10AM. Interment to follow in Kingston NY. In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to Crystal Run Village, 601 Stony Ford Rd, Middletown NY 10941 or Scan-NY, 207
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Paid Notice: Deaths SIEGEL, , EDITH DAVIS
NYTimes - over 13 years
SIEGEL--Edith Davis. Died July 13, 2003 at 86. Her children, grandchildren, brother and friends mourn her passing. Service at Temple Israel, 112 East 75 St, NY NY on Thursday July 17 at 10AM. Interment to follow in Kingston NY. In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to Crystal Run Village, 601 Stony Ford Rd, Middletown NY 10941 or Scan-NY, 207
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Consumers Hit As Fuel Prices Climb Sharply
NYTimes - about 17 years
The recent run-up in energy prices is rippling across the American economy and affecting practically every family and business as it becomes more expensive to heat a home, refuel an automobile or buy an airline ticket. Crude oil prices have more than doubled since last winter, leveling off in the last several days at about $27 a barrel. Prices for
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Review/City Opera; Grandiose Yet Intimate, A 'Turandot' Returns
NYTimes - over 25 years
The New York City Opera's 15-year-old production of "Turandot," with sets and costumes by Beni Montresor, has held up well despite, if not because of, recent competition from a Franco Zeffirelli extravaganza next door at the Metropolitan Opera. Last seen in 1987, it was revived on Friday evening with new direction by Jonathan Eaton and new
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The Anatomy of a Debut That Wasn't
NYTimes - about 28 years
LEAD: The word was out on Sharon Sweet. This 37-year-old soprano from Gloversville, N.Y., had been singing professionally for only three seasons, but in those three she had moved to the top of the field about as fast as one can move in the world of opera. Fans, impresarios and managers from all over the country were lined up in eager expectation to
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Edith Davis, Nancy Reagan's Mother, Is Dead
NYTimes - over 29 years
LEAD: Edith Luckett Davis, Nancy Reagan's mother, died of a stroke today at her home in Phoenix, Ariz. She was 91 years old. Edith Luckett Davis, Nancy Reagan's mother, died of a stroke today at her home in Phoenix, Ariz. She was 91 years old. President and Mrs. Reagan will travel to Phoenix Tuesday morning, and the President will return to
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Opera: 3 Debuts in 'Turandot'
NYTimes - over 29 years
LEAD: FIVE of the principal roles in the New York City Opera's production of Puccini's ''Turandot'' have changed hands, three of them to people making debuts with the company. On Sunday afternoon, the strongest impression was made by a singer who performed her role two years ago at the house, Edith Davis as Liu. FIVE of the principal roles in the
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Music Noted in Brief; A Change of Cast In City Opera's 'Figaro'
NYTimes - over 29 years
LEAD: The New York City Opera's production of Mozart's ''Marriage of Figaro,'' among the smartest in the company's repertory, included on Sunday afternoon a different ensemble in the principal roles than the one that so successfully opened the season's run of performances. The New York City Opera's production of Mozart's ''Marriage of Figaro,''
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OPERA: 'EUGENE ONEGIN,' FROM GLIMMERGLASS
NYTimes - over 29 years
LEAD: The Glimmerglass Opera, a 12-year-old company that until this season has been playing in a high school auditorium, has graduated into a new home, the $5 million Alice Busch Opera Theater on the shores of Otsego Lake. Whether the graduation will prove to be magna or summa cum laude, or possibly without special distinction, will not be known
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OPERA: BELLINI'S 'NORMA'
NYTimes - over 30 years
BELLINI'S ''Norma'' is a notoriously difficult opera to mount, and the title role is next to impossible. The great Normas can be counted on the fingers of one hand, the good ones on two. The role requires extraordinary vocal control: a combination of near-Wagnerian declamatory force and an ability to spin the longest, most serenely beautiful
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Edith Luckett Davis
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 1987
    Age 98
    She herself died on October 27, 1987, aged 99, from a stroke.
    More Details Hide Details Her funeral was held in Phoenix, attended by her daughter, Nancy, who was then First Lady of the United States; son-in-law Ronald Reagan, then-President of the United States; and a stepson, Richard Davis, among others.
  • 1982
    Age 93
    Dr. Loyal Davis died in 1982 of congestive heart failure.
    More Details Hide Details Upon his death, Edith moved from her home to a smaller apartment in Phoenix.
  • 1963
    Age 74
    Upon her husband's retirement as Chief of Surgery in 1963, the couple moved to Phoenix, Arizona, where she volunteered time to healthcare organizations, including the United Cerebral Palsy Crusade.
    More Details Hide Details She also sat on the board of the American Cancer Society. In 1983, she was awarded the Arizona Lifetime Achievement Award, in recognition of her service to the mentally retarded. The award was later renamed the Edith Davis Award.
  • FORTIES
  • 1938
    Age 49
    Edith Davis gave up her acting career to become a housewife. She became heavily involved in community and charity work; she organized the gift shop and served on the board at Passavant Hospital and worked with the Women's Division of the Chicago Charity Fund, eventually becoming chairwoman in serving in that position from 1938 to 1963.
    More Details Hide Details While living in Chicago, she saw Nancy move to California, become an actress in her own right, and marry fellow actor Ronald Reagan; Reagan would send flowers to Edith on Nancy's birthday to thank her for giving birth to Nancy.
  • 1929
    Age 40
    While on a voyage to England in 1929, Luckett met Loyal Davis, a pioneering Chicago neurosurgeon. The two were married on May 21, 1929 and moved to Chicago with Nancy.
    More Details Hide Details Davis adopted Nancy when she was 14, legally changing her name to Nancy Davis. Dr. Davis had one son, Richard, from a previous marriage, who came to live with the family. Loyal Davis was appointed Chief of Surgery at Northwestern University Memorial Hospital in Chicago, a position he held until 1963.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1928
    Age 39
    Her last acting role was in 1928, with Walter Huston and Kay Francis in Elmer the Great.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1916
    Age 27
    Luckett married Kenneth Robbins of Pittsfield, Massachusetts in 1916.
    More Details Hide Details The couple had one daughter, christened Anne Frances Robbins, but known as Nancy. Luckett and Robbins separated soon after Nancy's birth, and later divorced. In order for Luckett to support herself and her daughter, she chose to resume her stage career, and arranged to have her daughter live with her sister's family in Bethesda, Maryland while she toured the East Coast with acting troupes. She would visit her daughter in Maryland when time allowed.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1888
    Born
    Born on July 16, 1888.
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