Birth Name: Nancy Davis
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA
Anne Frances Robbins was born on July 6, 1921, in Flushing, NY, the only child of Kenneth Seymour Robbins, a car salesman, and Edith Luckett, an actress. Her parents divorced soon after she was born, and the future First Lady was raised in Bethesda, MD for the next six years by an aunt and uncle while her mother traveled the country, pursuing her acting career. In 1929, her mother married Loyal Davis, a politically conservative neurosurgeon who moved them to Chicago, IL. He formally adopted her in 1935 and her name was legally changed to Nancy Davis. She attended the Girls' Latin School of Chicago and graduated in 1943 from Smith College in Massachusetts with a degree in drama. While there, ...
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