Mommy dearest: The future president was captured on set with his mother Nelle and his wife Nancy as he filmed Tropic Zone in 1953
He gave his wife the nickname 'Mommy' but his mother was the real influence on Ronald Reagan's life, a new book from one of his closest aides claims.
The former president drew personal and religious inspiration from Nelle, a preacher who wrote morality plays, who he saw as his 'rock.'
Reagan adopted his mother's values - dedication to others, a deep religious conviction and a love of God - and they 'formed an ideal for him to adhere to.' Continue