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Photo Essay: Nancy Reagan's Life in Photos

1949, March 2

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Photo: Reagan Library

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1949, March 2

MGM invites Nancy to Los Angeles for an audition. Family friend Spencer Tracy asks director George Cukor to oversee the screen test. MGM signs her for a seven-year contract starting at $250 per week.

Photo Essay

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