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Ronald Reagan is one of many famous Chicago Cubs fans. I've never visited it myself, but his childhood home was in Dixon Illinois (I have driven by it one time). I believe I heard one of his early jobs was as a lifeguard, but even before his movie career in the 1930's, "Dutch" Reagan moved to Iowa to begin a radio broadcasting career.
At WHO in Des Moines, Iowa, Reagan had the challenge of doing play by play for Cubs games getting information called in from the game. I guess the imagination and improvisational skills gave him good experience for his future acting and political career. Is that a good or bad thing??
Famous Cubs Trivia
Which former chicago Cubs player was more well known as a Wild West television actor from 1958 to 1963?
Scroll down to the bottom of the page for the answer
A few more famous Cubs fans and some of my favorite videos. Enjoy!!
Famous Cubs Fans
Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam writes and performs a Cubs Fan Song "Some Day We'll Go All the Way"
Lots of Cubs Fans, Players and Famous Cubs Fans at Murphy's Bleacher's. Good tune by Poi Dog Pondering too!!
Cubs Trivia Answer Chuck Connors of the Rifleman played one season for the Chicago Cubs in 1951