Wyman died early Monday at her Palm Springs home, son Michael Reagan said. Wyman’s age was listed as 93 in several reference books; however other sources, including the official family Web site, say she was 90. “I have lost a loving mother, my children Cameron and Ashley have lost a loving grandmother, my wife Colleen has lost a loving friend she called Mom, and Hollywood has lost the classiest lady to ever grace the silver screen,” Reagan said in a statement. Wyman’s film career started in the 1930s and stretched from the “Gold Diggers of 1937” to 1969’s “How to Commit Marriage,” co-starring Bob Hope and Jackie Gleason. From 1981 to 1990 she played Angela Channing, a Napa Valley vintner who maintained her grip with a steely will on CBS’ “Falcon Crest.” Her marriage in 1940 to fellow Warner Bros. contract player Ronald Reagan was celebrated in the fan magazines as one of Hollywood’s ideal unions. While he was in uniform during World War II, her career ascended, signaled by her 1946 Oscar nomination for “The Yearling.” She and Reagan divorced in 1948, the year she won an Oscar for “Johnny Belinda.” Reagan reportedly cracked to a friend: “Maybe I should name Johnny Belinda as co-respondent.” After Reagan became governor of California and then president of the United States, Wyman kept a decorous silence about her ex-husband, who had married actress Nancy Davis. In a 1968 newspaper interview, Wyman explained the reason: “It’s not because I’m bitter or because I don’t agree with him politically. I’ve always been a registered Republican. But it’s bad taste to talk about ex-husbands and ex-wives, that’s all. Also, I don’t know a damn thing about politics.” A few days after Reagan died on June 5, 2004, Wyman said: “America has lost a great president and a great, kind and gentle man.” The actress became entranced with Reagan when the handsome former sportscaster was a newcomer to the Warner lot. She finagled a date with him, and romance ensued. They were married on Jan. 26, 1940. The following year she gave birth to a daughter, Maureen. They later adopted a son, Michael. They also had a daughter who was born several months premature in June 1947 and died a day later. In Reagan’s autobiography An American Life, the index shows only one mention of Wyman, and it runs for only two sentences. Their daughter Maureen died in August 2001 after a battle with cancer. At the funeral, Wyman, balancing on a cane, put a cross on the casket. Reagan, suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, was not well enough to attend. Wyman summed up her long career in a 1981 newspaper interview: “I’ve been through four different cycles in pictures: the brassy blonde, then came the musicals, the high dramas, then the inauguration of television.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! By Bob Thomas THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Jane Wyman won an Oscar for her role as a deaf rape victim in the film “Johnny Belinda,” and she’ll probably be best remembered for her portrayal of a power-mad winery owner in TV’s “Falcon Crest.” But her greatest distinction may have been refusing to kiss and tell about her love life, most especially her marriage to Ronald Reagan.