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Actor, Dean Jagger, was born Ira Dean Jagger on Nov 7, 1903 in Columbus Grove, OH. Jagger died at the age of 87 on Feb 5, 1991 in Santa Monica, CA and was laid to rest in Lakewood Memorial Park Cemetery in Hughson, Stanislaus County, CA.

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Dean Jagger was nominated for one Academy Award, winning for Best Supporting Actor for Twelve O'Clock High (as Major Stovall) in 1949.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1949Best Supporting ActorTwelve O'Clock High (1949)Major StovallWon
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He was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Motion Pictures.

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Dean Jagger Quotes:

Brigham Young: Indians can't be any worse than some Christians I know. But just the same, until we find a little more about them, we mean to trust in you, Lord, and keep our powder dry.


Brigham Young: I'm not looking for an easy religion. I'm looking for one I can bring my family up decent in.


[last lines]
[listening to the clack of the telegraph]
Richard Blake: Makes a nice sound, doesn't it, coming across a continent.
Edward Creighton: It's music.
Sue Creighton: I wish Shaw could hear it.
Edward Creighton: It's a long way from Salt Lake City to Boot Hill in Elkville, but I think he can hear it.


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Dean Jagger Facts
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.

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