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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:

Peter Elliott: What happened, sir? I don't understand.
Dr. Adam Royston: Peter, I'm afraid I don't either. Yesterday the material in that container was giving a danger-point radiation reading. Now, as you just saw, it's nothing.
Peter Elliott: But that's impossible! Isn't it?
Dr. Adam Royston: Yesterday I would have said yes, but this fact is inescapable: The energy trapped in that trinium has been sucked right out of it. And furthermore, that window was barred and these doors were locked all night. So whoever it was came in here must be most ... unusual.


Brigham Young: [to his people after reaching the Great Salt Lake] This is the place.


Lorne Warfield: What happened to my family? Where are they?
Jimmy Noble: All I know is that the Apaches delivered them up for death.
Lorne Warfield: What does that mean?
Jimmy Noble: I don't know.


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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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