Jean Hagen Overview:

Legendary actress, Jean Hagen, was born Jean Shirley Verhagen on Aug 3, 1923 in Chicago, IL. Hagen died at the age of 54 on Aug 29, 1977 in Los Angeles, CA and was laid to rest in Chapel Of The Pines Crematory Cemetery in Los Angeles, CA.

HONORS and AWARDS:

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Although Hagen was nominated for one Oscar, she never won a competitive Academy Award.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1952Best Supporting ActressSingin' in the Rain (1952)Lina LamontNominated
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She was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Television.

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By monty on Aug 3, 2010 From Noir and Chick Flicks

Best remembered as Lina Lamont, the silent-film star in Singin' in the Rain (1952), who could not manage the transition to talkies. That is, not without Debbie Reynolds's help.In Singin' in the Rain (1952), Debbie Reynolds character lip-synced to Jean's spoken voice for film-within-the-film, The Dan... Read full article


By Dawn on Apr 24, 2010 From Noir and Chick Flicks

June Hagan's, first film was as a femme fatale in Adam's Rib in 1949.The Asphalt Jungle (1950). Was first starring performance which she received excellent reviews. She is best known for her wonderful performance in Singin' in the Rain. As the talentless silent movie star Lina Lamont, Hag... Read full article


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Jean Hagen Quotes:

Lina: You mean it's going to say on the screen that I don't talk and sing for myself?


Lina Lamont: What do they think I am? Dumb or something? Why, I make more money than - than - than Calvin Coolidge! Put together!


Beryl Caighn: She tried to shoot me.
Adam Bonner: How do you know that?
Beryl Caighn: Because she did.


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Jean Hagen Facts
In Singin' in the Rain (1952), Debbie Reynolds character lip-synced to Jean's spoken voice for film-within-the-film, The Dancing Cavalier . Ironically, for the speaking part, it was Debbie Reynolds lip-syncing to Jean Hagen . For the singing, it was Reynolds lip-syncing to Betty Noyes in the dubbing scene, in which Noyes had earlier dubbed Hagen.

Profiled in "Killer Tomatoes: Fifteen Tough Film Dames" by Ray Hagen and Laura Wagner (McFarland, 2004).

Had two children with Tom Seidel, a daughter named Christine and a son named Aric.

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