Reagan: 40th U.S. President, actor, influential Republican figure.

Born Feb 6, 1911, in Tampico, Illinois, to humble beginnings.

Hollywood career, success in films like "Kings Row."

Transitioned from Democrat to Republican, became Governor of California.

Elected President in 1980, survived assassination attempt in 1981.

Implemented economic policies, contributed to Cold War end.

Diagnosed with Alzheimer's, passed away on June 5, 2004.