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Overview (4)

Born in Columbus Grove, Ohio, USA
Died in Santa Monica, California, USA  (heart disease)
Birth NameIra Dean Jagger
Height 6' 2" (1.88 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Dean Jagger was born in Lima, Ohio, on November 7, 1903. He dropped out of high school twice before finally graduating from Wabash College. Working first as a school teacher, he soon became interested in acting and enrolled at Chicago's "Lyceum Art Conservatory". Mr. Jagger made his first movie and only silent film, The Woman from Hell (1929) in 1929, starring Mary Astor. During 1929 he also appeared in the film Handcuffed (1929). He quickly found his niche as a character actor and the highlight of his career was winning an Oscar for "Best Supporting Actor," in the 1949 movie Twelve O'Clock High (1949). Dean played Principal Albert Vane on TV for the 1963-1964 season of Mr. Novak (1963). Dean Jagger died in Santa Monica, California, on February 5, 1991.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Ron Hall/RHall96319@aol.com

Spouse (3)

Etta Jagger (19 July 1968 - 5 February 1991) ( his death)
Gloria Ling (25 January 1947 - 1967) ( divorced) ( 1 child)
Antoinette duPre Lowrence (27 January 1935 - 31 December 1943) ( divorced)

Trivia (6)

Spoke with a pronounced "lisp" in real life, every -day speech. This speech characteristic only disappeared in front of the camera.
Jagger was very taken by the character of Brigham Young, reacting warmly when his performance was praised by then President of the LDS Church, Heber J. Grant. This led to a careful study of the Mormon faith for Jagger, who was ultimately baptized a member of the faith in 1972. Subsequently, he willed his personal papers and movie memorabilia to the Harold B. Lee library at Brigham Young University.
He and Laraine Day were the first Mormon actors to receive stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Their induction was on February 8, 1960.
He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 1623 Vine Street in Hollywood, California on February 8, 1960.
Was in four Oscar Best Picture nominees: Twelve O'Clock High (1949), The Robe (1953), The Nun's Story (1959) and Elmer Gantry (1960).
A staunch Republican, the actor openly supported Joseph McCarthy during his investigations of alleged Communist spies in the U.S. State Department, the validity of which was later proven through the NSA's Venona project.

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