Following military service in the United States Cavalry, Reagan resumed his film work. He met fellow star Nancy Davis in 1950 and they married two years later; the marriage would be one of the closest in U.S. political history, and the couple had two children: Patti and Ron. Although Reagan continued his acting career, making films such as Cattle Queen of Montana, Tennessee's Partner, and Hellcats of the Navy (where he costarred alongside his wife) he did not secure as many roles any longer. Thus, Reagan turned to television, becoming the host of GE's General Electric Theater and later Death Valley Days.
The Killers was Ronald Reagan's last acting role before entering politics, and the only villain in his career. According to Kirk Douglas' autobiography The Ragman's Son, Reagan hated the movie because of a scene in which he slaps Dickinson.
As a result of film Hellcats of the Navy and Mr. Reagan's service as Commander in Chief, the Reagans are particularly revered by the Navy, which was especially evident during Mr. Reagan's funeral services.
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