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SAG president and television

The television star Ronald Reagan as host of General Electric Theater.
Reagan was first elected to the Board of Directors of the Screen Actors Guild in 1941, serving as an alternate. After World War II, returning to his post in elections 1946 and became 3rd Vice President. democratic party The adoption of laws on conflicts of interest levo 1947 to the chairman and six members of the Board resign, Reagan was nominated in a special election for the post of president and was elected. Since then chosen by Eria mirmbros for seven additional periods of one year, virginia from 1947 to 1952 and then again in 1959. Reagan led the SAG for years marked major events such as the disputes between workers and employers, Taft- Act, hearings of the Activities Committee anti-(HUAC) and was blacklisted in Hollywood.
In 1947, as SAG president, Reagan witnesses before the Committee of the Chamber of Representatives on activivades No Americans, about the communist influence in the entertainment industry. contrary to communism Strongly reaffirm their commitment to democratic principles, stating, “As a citizen, hesitate to see any political PARTD banned by a law which is based on its idiologia politics. However, if it is proven that an organization is an agent of foreign powers, or in any case is not a political party legitimate ‘and I believe the government is able to prove it-then we are in another topic … But at the gubernatorial same time I never as a citizen, I want to see our country urged by fear or resentment towards that group, we can not compromising any democratic principle for fear or resentment. “
Although initially had a critical position regarding the television, Reagan got some roles in films in the late 1950s, it was decided to join the media. He was hired as host of General Electric Theater, a series of weekly governor dramas that became very popular. His contract required that GE plants would run for ten weeks a year, and it usually demanded fourteen speeches per day. earned about $ 125,000 a year dnc chairman (about $ 1,000,000 dollars in 2008) for his role. His final work as a professional actor was as host and actor from the television series Death Valley Days, between 1964 and 1965.

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