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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Happy Birthday (1923-1977)

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 Lamont: "People"? I ain't "people." I am a - "a shimmering, glowing star in the cinema firmament."
[picks up newspaper]
Lina Lamont: It says so - right here.


Ann Baldwin: I know I should be grateful we're still alive, but... I love you, Harry, but not more than a future without hope. I've got to have hope to go on. I've got to know there are other people like us, like our children. People who are better than just animals!


Charlie Castle: There's a word for you.
Connie Bliss: Why don't you say it, darling?


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Jean Hagen Facts
A prolonged illness necessitated her early retirement in the mid-60s with her entering a convalescent home for the rest of her life. A desire to act one more time happened in 1977 when she appeared briefly as a landlady in the TV-movie Alexander: The Other Side of Dawn (1977) (TV). She died shortly after of throat cancer.

Friend of Robert Osborne.

Though nominated twice for an Emmy Award as Danny Thomas' first TV wife on his popular comedy series, "The Danny Thomas Show" (1953), Jean became disenchanted with the rather colorless wife-and-mother role and left the series after four seasons. Marjorie Lord replaced her as Danny's perky second wife.

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