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Ron Reagan

Ron ReaganAKA Ronald Prescott Reagan

Born: 28-May-1958
Birthplace: Los Angeles, CA

Gender: Male
Religion: Atheist
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Relative, Radio Personality
Party Affiliation: Independent [1]

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Son of Ronald Reagan

Ron Reagan is the liberal, atheist son of right-wing icons Ronald Reagan and Nancy Reagan. He dropped out of Yale to become a ballet dancer, and he was good enough to join the Joffrey, a move widely reported as embarrassing to his father. His parents rarely if ever came to see him dance, but Reagan remembers that when he first told his father he wanted to be a dancer, the elder Reagan's immediate response was to telephone Gene Kelly, a family friend, to ask for his recommendations on good dance schools.

Reagan hosted Saturday Night Live midway through his father's second term as President, and in one funny skit he parodied Tom Cruise in Risky Business by dancing in his underwear in the White House while his parents were away. His parents, watching on television, reportedly had no idea who Cruise was, and didn't get the joke until it was explained to them. He now works as a radio host on the left-leaning Air America network. He is married to a psychologist, lives in Seattle, and dropped the "junior" from his name in the mid-1990s.

[1] Faye Fiore, The Los Angeles Times, 19 July 2004, page A12.

Father: Ronald Reagan (US President; b. 1911, d. 2004)
Mother: Nancy Reagan (actress, b. 6-Jul-1921)
Sister: Maureen Reagan (half sister, b. 1941, d. 2001)
Brother: Michael Reagan (stepbrother, talk show host, b. 1945)
Sister: Patti Davis (author, b. 1952)
Girlfriend: Kristin Harmon Nelson (ex-wife of Ricky Nelson, dated early 1980s)
Wife: Doria Palmieri (psychologist, m. 24-Nov-1980)

    University: Yale University (one semester, dropped out 1976)

    Air America 2008-
    The Creative Coalition Board Member
    Joffrey Ballet of Chicago Dancer (1978-83)
    Secret Service Codename Reliant
    Funeral: Ronald Reagan (2004)
    Traveled to the USSR

    Connected: Coast to Coast Co-Host (Feb-2005 - Dec-2005)

    Reagan (23-Jan-2011) · Himself
    My Date with the President's Daughter (19-Apr-1998)
    Soul Man (24-Oct-1986)

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