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9. Mrs. Reagan celebrated her 93rd birthday on July 6, 2014, making her one of the longest-living former First Ladies in history. Bess Truman, who was 97 when she died on October 18, 1982, holds the longevity record for Presidential wives.

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10.) Mrs. Reagan wrote her first autobiography, "NANCY" published in 1980, the same year Ronnie was elected the 40th U.S. president.

 

Just FYI: 

The other former first ladies who lived past 90 years were:

Claudia "Lady Bird" Johnson who died July 11, 2007 at 94.

Betty Ford who died in July 8, 2011 was 93.

 

Next: CARY GRANT

 

1.) Cary was born Achibald (Archie) Alexander Leach in Bristol, England in 1904

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2. In the American Film Institute's 1999 ranking of the top 50 movie stars of all time, he was the No. 2 male --behind Humphrey Bogart and ahead of James Stewart. 

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4. There is a classic story that a reporter writing about Grant couldn't pinpoint his correct age. So he sent a briefly worded telegram to the actor that asked: "HOW OLD CARY GRANT?"

 

The reporter supposedly received a telegram from the actor replying: "OLD CARY GRANT FINE. HOW YOU?"

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5.) Grant's only child, Jennifer Grant was born in 1966 when he was married to actress Dyan Cannon (1965-1968) Grant had also been married to Virginia Cherrill (1934-1935), Barbara Hutton (1943-1945), Betsy Drake (1949-1962) and Barbara Harris (1981-1986 his death).

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6. Grant received only two Academy Award nominations during his career -- Best Actor for his performance in "Penny Serenade" (1941) and Best Actor for "None But the Lonely Heart" (1944). But he never won a competitive Oscar.

On April 7, 1970 -- almost four years after the release of his final movie -- he was presented an honorary Oscar "for his unique mastery of the art of screen acting with the respect and affection of his colleagues."

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7.) He co-starred with Katharine Hepburn in four films: "Sylvia Scarlett" (19365), "Bringing Up Baby" (1938), "Holiday" (1938) and "The Philadelphia Story" (1940).

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8. Grant was one of Sir Alfred Hitchcock's favorite actors. He appeared in four films by the director known as "The Master of Suspense": "Suspicion" (1941), "Notorious" (1946), "To Catch a Thief" (1955) and "North By Northwest" (1959).

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9. All of Grant's co-stars in the Hitchcock's films were or became Oscar winners -- Joan Fontaine in "Suspicion," Ingrid Bergman in "Notorious," Grace Kelly in "To Catch a Thief" and Eva Marie Saint in "North By Northwest." 

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10. Grant actually mentioned his real name in Howard Hawks' 1940 screwball comedy "His Girl Friday," a remake of "The Front Page." At one point, his character Walter Burns declares: "Listen, the last man who said that to me was Archie Leach just a week before he cut his throat."

 

Next: Lauren Bacall. 

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3. She became "Lauren Bacall" when filmmaker Howard Hawks renamed the young model, signed her to a contract and took her to Hollywood.

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4.) She's been married twice and has three children,

 

Humphrey Bogart (1945-1957 his death) -- Stephen and Leslie Bogart

 

Jason Robards (1961-1969 divorced) -- Sam Robards

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6.  Bacall's daughter was named for Leslie Howard, who once did a career-making favor for Humphrey Bogart. In the mid-1930s, Leslie was set to star in the movie version of the stage play "The Petrified Forest." Bogart had appeared as fugitive killer Duke Mantee on Broadway, but Warner Bros. wanted Edward G. Robinson to play the character in the film version. Howard used his clout to lobby for Bogart, and the rest is movie history. Bogart was so grateful that he and Bacall named their daughter Leslie Howard Bogart -- nine years after the British actor's death in 1943.

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7.) She became a part time fashion model and was "discovered" by Howard Hawk's wife Nancy, who saw her in a small picture in an issue of "Vogue" and urged Hawks to screen test her for "TO HAVE AND HAVE NOT". It appeared to have worked, she landed the role and the leading man.

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8. On November 14, 2009, Bacall received an honorary Academy Award "in recognition of her central place in the Golden Age of motion pictures." She thus became the first Oscar recipient to have been married to two winners of the award. Humphrey Bogart was presented the 1951 Best Actor award for his performance in "The African Queen." Jason Robards picked up back-to-back Best Supporting Actor awards for "All the President's Men" (1976) and "Julia" (1977).

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9.) Bacall was nominated for an Academy Award (Best Actress) for "THE MIRROR HAS TWO FACES" (1997) 

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10. Bacall played herself in "Luxury Lounge," a Season 6 episode of "The Sopranos" that first aired on April 23, 2006. In the HBO drama, she is robbed of some celebrity swag by Tony Soprano's nephew Christopher Moltisanti (Michael Imperioli). NOTE: LANGUAGE ADVISORY FOR CLIP.

 

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2. After working in stage productions as Kirk Douglas in the 1940s, he got his start in Hollywood movies thanks to actress Lauren Bacall, a classmate at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York. 

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3.) He's the father of actor Michael Douglas, father-in-law of actress Catherine Zeta-Jones. Both who are Oscar winners.

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