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HISTORY TIP OF THE DAY

History Tip of the Day – February 6th

Ronald Reagan marries Jane Wyman, January 26th, 1940

They met during the filming of Brother Rat, and quickly became Hollywood’s golden couple. They marry shortly before Reagan begins filming Knute Rockne, All American, his first A-level film. But Wyman grows bored with her husband, particularly his growing political activism and his fondness for screening his personal print of Kings Row, the favorite of his films, for dinner guests. He, in turn, resents Wyman’s growing level of celebrity, as his career is on the wane. She files for divorce in 1948. “I just couldn’t stand to watch that damned Kings Row one more time,” she says.