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Dean Jagger

Dean Jagger was an American film actor. Born Ira Dean Jagger in Columbus Grove, Ohio, Jagger made is film debut in The Woman from Hell (1929) with Mary Astor. He became a successful character actor, without becoming a major star, and appeared in almost 100 films in a career that lasted until shortly before his death.

He received an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in Twelve O'Clock High (1949). Other notable film roles included the 1956 British science-fiction film X the Unknown, although there was controversy when he refused to work with director Joseph Losey on this film because Losey was on the Hollywood blacklist. Losey was removed from the project after a few days shooting and replaced with Leslie Norman.

Jagger also achieved success in the television series Mr. Novak, winning Emmy Award nominations for his role, in 1964 and 1965.

He died from heart disease in Santa Monica, California.

Dean Jagger has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his contribution to motion pictures, at 1725 Vine Street.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2004.

Dean Jagger Facts

Birth NameIra Dean Jagger
BirthdayNovember 7, 1903
BirthplaceColumbus Grove, Ohio, USA
Date of deathFebruary 5, 1991 (age 87)
Height6' 2" (1m88)  How tall is Dean Jagger compared to you?
Awards1950 Academy Awards: Best Supporting Actor (for 12 O'Clock High)

Selected Filmography

Twelve O'Clock High
Robe, The
The North Star
Vanishing Point
Bad Day at Black Rock
Classic Westerns, 10-Movie Collection: When Daltons Rode / The Virginian / Whispering Smith / The Spoilers / Comanche Territory / Sierra / Kansas Raiders / Tomahawk / Albuquerque / Texas Rangers Ride Again
The Proud Rebel
The Nun's Story
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