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.
MINI BIO:Bright, chirpy American blonde actress, equally at home in comedy and drama, although perhaps less happy with sympathetic roles. Memorable both as the moll in The Asphalt Jungle and the squeaky-voiced silent film star in Singin' in the Rain, by which time she had become a sort of minor league Judy Holliday. Died from throat cancer. Oscar nominee for Singin' in the Rain. (Source: available at Amazon Quinlan's Film Stars).
HONORS and AWARDS:.
Although Hagen was nominated for one Oscar, she never won a competitive Academy Award.
|1952||Best Supporting Actress||Singin' in the Rain (1952)||Lina Lamont||Nominated|
She was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Television.
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Lina: You mean it's going to say on the screen that I don't talk and sing for myself?
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