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Patricia Ann Grilley (Davis)

Also Known As: "Patti Davis", "Patti Grilley", "Patricia Ann Reagan"
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Birthplace: Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, United States
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Daughter of Ronald W. Reagan, 40th President of the USA and Nancy Davis Reagan
Ex-wife of Private
Sister of Ron Reagan
Half sister of Maureen Elizabeth Reagan; Christine Reagan and Michael Edward Reagan

Occupation: actress, writer
Managed by: Noah Tutak
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About Patti Davis

Patti Davis From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Patti Davis (born October 21, 1952) is an American actress and author. She is the daughter of late U.S. President Ronald Reagan and Reagan's second wife, First Lady Nancy Reagan.

Patricia Ann Reagan was born to Ronald Reagan and Nancy Reagan on October 21, 1952 in Los Angeles, California. She is the older sister of Ron Reagan, the half-sister of the late Maureen Reagan, and has an adopted half-brother, Michael Reagan. She graduated from the Orme School of Arizona in 1970[1] and attended Northwestern University from 1970-71. She also attended the University of Southern California, where she studied drama.[2] While studying at USC, she changed her surname from Reagan to Davis, her mother's maiden name. Acting, modeling and writing careers[edit]

She made a number of supporting acting appearances in the late 1970s and early 1980s, guest starring on shows such as The Love Boat, CHiPs, Nero Wolfe and Fantasy Island. She also was the first actress to play Marissa Mallory on the syndicated soap opera Rituals before Janice Heiden took over the role for the remainder of the run. In 1994, she appeared nude in Playboy magazine.[3] In 2013, she published a book called Till Human Voices Wake Us.[4] Personal life[edit]

She was active in the Reagan family's actions against John Hinckley and the controversial CBS miniseries The Reagans. In November 2011, she launched "Beyond Alzheimer's", a support group which meets every Thursday evening at UCLA.[5] Bibliography[edit]

Home Front. Crown, 1986. ISBN 0-517-55952-8. (quasi-novel) Deadfall. Crown, 1989. ISBN 0-517-57405-5. (novel) A House of Secrets. Carol, 1991. ISBN 1-55972-082-4. (quasi-novel) The Way I See It: An Autobiography. Putnam, 1992. ISBN 0-399-13748-3. Bondage. Simon & Schuster, 1994. ISBN 0-671-86953-1. (novel) Angels Don't Die: My Father's Gift of Faith. Harper Collins, 1995. ISBN 0-06-017324-6. The Long Goodbye. Knopf, 2004. ISBN 0-679-45092-0. Two Cats and the Woman They Own. Chronicle Books, 2006. ISBN 0-8118-5166-4. References[edit]

Jump up ^ "Orme mourns the passing of Honorary Trustee, President Ronald Reagan". The Orme School. 2004. Retrieved March 30, 2013. Jump up ^ Podolsky, J.D. (May 18, 1992). "A Daughter's Lament". People. Retrieved March 30, 2013. Jump up ^ Davis, Patti. "My Body, Then and Now". More (magazine). Jump up ^ "Patti Davis’ lesbian love story". New York Post. Retrieved 21 March 2013. Jump up ^ Laura Coleman, President Reagan’s Daughter Expands Alzheimer’s Support , The Beverly Hills Courier, April 11, 2013


Patricia Ann Reagan was born to Ronald and Nancy Reagan on October 21, 1952, in Los Angeles, California. She is the older sister of Ron Reagan, the half-sister of Michael Reagan and the late Maureen Reagan. She went to grade school at The John Thomas Dye School in Bel Air, and graduated from the Orme School of Arizona in 1970. She attended Northwestern University from 1970–71, where she studied Creative Writing and Drama. She then went to the University of Southern California for two years. She changed her last name to her mother's maiden name, Davis, in an effort to have an independent career. She was active in the anti-nuclear movement before her father was elected president, and continued her activism through his term, stirring controversy and creating strife in the family.

In the early 1980s, Davis acted in a few television shows before getting her first publishing deal. In 1986, she published her first novel, Home Front. She used elements of her own life to create a fictional story, and because of that the book became controversial and she was widely criticized. Following her second novel Deadfall, she wrote an autobiography called The Way I See It, in which she revealed many family dramas and secrets. She has since spoken publicly about her regrets over writing that book.

Davis posed for Playboy magazine with a "Full Frontal" view, in the July 1994 issue. This issue of the magazine also displays Davis on the cover. This particular issue is considered to be one of the magazine's most controversial covers. Davis has posed for other magazines such as More in 2011.

When her father was diagnosed with Alzheimer's she began writing The Long Goodbye. It was published in 2004. During that time, she began writing for magazines and newspapers, including The New York Times, Newsweek and Time. Her original screenplay, Spring Thaw, became the 2007 Hallmark Channel movie Sacrifices of the Heart starring Melissa Gilbert and Ken Howard. ] In the 1970s, Davis lived with Eagles guitarist Bernie Leadon. Together they cowrote the song "I Wish You Peace" which appeared on the Eagles album One of These Nights. In the 1980s, she dated Timothy Hutton and later had a two-year relationship with Peter Strauss. In 1984, she married Paul Grilley, a yoga instructor. They divorced in 1990.

In 2011, she launched "Beyond Alzheimer's" at UCLA, which she still runs.

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Patti Davis's Timeline

1952
October 21, 1952
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, United States