Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Edith Davis

No one has gotten my game from last week, so I'm posting the answer - Nancy Reagan's mother, Edith Luckett Robbins Davis.
Edith P. Luckett, born 1888, July 16, Washington, D.C.; married first to Kenneth Robbins, 1916, June 27; married secondly to Loyal Davis, 1929, May 20; worked after marriage as actress, playing a socialite and a maid on an NBC radio soap opera program "The Betty and Bob Show." A Democrat, she was a close friend of Chicago mayor Ed Kelley; died, 1987, October 26, Phoenix, Arizona.

Nancy Reagan's parents divorced 1928, February 23; Edith Luckett resumed her theatrical career and sent her daughter to the home of her sister Virginia and her husband Audley Galbraith who raised her in their Bethesda, Maryland home. Nancy Reagan made sporadic visits to her mother whenever she was in New York for a lengthy theater run. Edith Luckett married a second time to Loyal Davis, neurosurgeon on 1929, May 21; she and her daughter moved to his home in Chicago.

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