Theatre, Film, and Television Biographies
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Dean Jagger Biography (1903-1991)
Born November 7, 1903 (one source says 1905), in Columbus Grove, OH; died February 5, 1991, in Santa Monica, CA; son of Albert and Lily (Mayberry) Jagger;married third wife, Etta Norton (a ballet dancer), June 22, 1966; children:Diane Marion Jagger Pearson; stepchildren: Tom Winger, Lee Winger. Addresses: Agent: Progressive Artists Agency, 400 South Beverly Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90212.
- Birth Details
- November 7, 1903
- Columbus Grove, Ohio, United States
- Death Details
- February 5, 1991
- Santa Monica, California, United States
Credits; Film Appearances
- Gerald Morely, Handcuffed, Rayart, 1929.
- Deputy, Whoopee, United Artists (UA), 1930.
- Coach, College Rhythm, Paramount, 1934.
- Instructor, You Belong to Me, Paramount, 1934.
- Tops Harmon, Wings in the Dark, Paramount, 1935.
- Pete, Behold My Wife, Paramount, 1935.
- Recruit Burton, Car 99, Paramount, 1935.
- Thurman, Home on the Range, Paramount, 1935.
- Jones, Men without Names, Paramount, 1935.
- Bill Trask, People Will Talk, Paramount, 1935.
- Adam Larey, Wanderer of the Wasteland, Paramount, 1935.
- Arnold, It's a Great Life, Paramount, 1936.
- Bob O'Ryan, Pepper, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1936.
- Armand Louque, Revolt of the Zombies, Academy, 1936.
- Fritz Lind, Star for a Night, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1936.
- Hap Waller, Thirteen Hours by Air, Paramount, 1936.
- "Honey" Hogan, Woman Trap, Paramount, 1936.
- Dillman, Dangerous Number, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM), 1937.
- Capper Regan, Escape by Night, Republic, 1937.
- Fred Sears, Exiled to Shanghai, Republic, 1937.
- Alan, Under Cover of Night, MGM, 1937.
- Fred Stevens, Woman in Distress, Columbia, 1937.
- Charlie, Having Wonderful Time, RKO Radio Pictures, 1938.
- Title role, Brigham Young--Frontiersman (also known as BrighamYoung), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1940.
- David Gibson, The Men in Her Life, Columbia, 1941.
- Edward Creighton, Western Union, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1941.
- "Pipestone" Ross, The Omaha Trail, MGM, 1942.
- Jim Sawyer, Valley of the Sun, RKO Radio Pictures, 1942.
- Lane, I Escaped from the Gestapo (also known as No Escape),Monogram, 1943.
- Rodion, The North Star (also known as Armored Attack!), RKORadio Pictures, 1943.
Alaska, Monogram, 1944.
- Paul Dean, When Strangers Marry (also known as Betrayed), Monogram, 1944.
- Kevin Connors, Sister Kenny, RKO Radio Pictures, 1946.
- Sergeant John Patterson, A Yank in London (also known as I Livein Grosvenor Square), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1946.
- Dr. Steve Webster, Driftwood, Republic, 1947.
- Grant Callum, Pursued, Warner Bros., 1947.
- Cliff Holden, C-Man, Film Classics, 1949.
- Major Harvey Stovall, Twelve O'Clock High, Twentieth Century-Fox,1949.
- Captain Garvey, Dark City, Paramount, 1950.
- Jeff Hassard, Sierra, Universal, 1950.
- Yancy, Rawhide (also known as Desperate Siege), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1951.
- Storekeeper Sam Quade, Warpath, Paramount, 1951.
- General Palmer, Denver and Rio Grande, Paramount, 1952.
- Phil Baxter, It Grows on Trees, Universal, 1952.
- Dan Jefferson, My Son, John, Paramount, 1952.
- Justus, The Robe, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1953.
- Jesse W. Grimm, Executive Suite, MGM, 1954.
- Captain Michaels, Private Hell 36, Filmmakers, 1954.
- General Waverly, White Christmas, Paramount, 1954.
- Tim Horn, Bad Day at Black Rock, MGM, 1955.
- Mr. Wyndham, The Bar Sinister (also known as It's a Dog's Life), MGM, 1955.
- Vice Admiral Thomas L. Semple, The Eternal Sea, Republic, 1955.
- Dr. Hugh Thornton, On the Threshold of Space, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1956.
- Sheriff Jade Murphy, Red Sundown, Universal, 1956.
- Fullerton Weldy, Bernardine, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1957.
- Ned Logan, Forty Guns (also known as Woman with a Whip), Twentieth Century- Fox, 1957.
- Philip Carleton, The Great Man, Universal, 1957.
- Rogers, Three Brave Men, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1957.
- Dr. Adam Royston, X the Unknown, Warner Bros., 1957.
- Mr. Fisher, King Creole, Paramount, 1958.
- Harry Burleigh, The Proud Rebel, Buena Vista, 1958.
- Dr. Van der Mal, The Nun's Story, Warner Bros., 1959.
- Grant Austen, Cash McCall, Warner Bros., 1960.
- William L. Morgan, Elmer Gantry, UA, 1960.
- Admiral Fitch, The Honeymoon Machine, MGM, 1961.
- Sala Post, Parrish, Warner Bros., 1961.
- John Noble, Jumbo (also known as Billy Rose's Jumbo), MGM,1962.
- Lieutenant Colonel Baseman, First to Fight, Warner Bros., 1967.
- Jimmy Noble, Day of the Evil Gun, MGM, 1968.
- Whittier, Firecreek, Warner Bros., 1968.
- Judge, Smith, Buena Vista, 1969.
- Highwayman, The Kremlin Letter, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1970.
- Top Polk, Tiger by the Tail, Commonwealth, 1970.
- Prospector, Vanishing Point, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1971.
So Sad about Gloria, Libert Films International, 1973.
- Ray Collins, End of the World, Charles Band, 1977.
- Dr. Land, The Game of Death (also known as Goodbye Bruce Lee: His Last Game of Death), Columbia, 1979.
- Tycoon Slade, Alligator, Group 1, 1980.
- Dr. Schaeffer, Evil Town, Trans World, 1987.
- Made film debut in Woman from Hell, 1929; also appeared in Visions of Evil, 1973, The Great Lester Boggs, 1975, God Bless Dr.Shagetz, 1977, Stay Away Joe, and The Hootch Country Boys.
Credits; Television Appearances; Series
Gulf Playhouse, NBC, 1952.
- Albert Vane, Mr. Novak, NBC, 1963-65.
- Matt Lincoln, Sr., Matt Lincoln, ABC, 1970-71.
Credits; Television Appearances; Episodic
- "Thinking Aloud," Chevrolet Tele-Theater, NBC, 1948.
- "The Storm," Studio One, CBS, 1948.
- "Parlor Story," Philco Television Playhouse, NBC, 1948.
- "Heat Lightning," Chevrolet Tele-Theater, NBC, 1949.
- "Our Two Hundred Children," Gulf Playhouse, NBC, 1952.
- "Blind Fury," Lux Video Theater, CBS, 1954.
- "Night Call," Cavalcade of America, ABC, 1954.
- "Visibility Zero," Schlitz Playhouse of Stars, CBS, 1955.
- "My Son Is Gone," Studio '57, syndicated, 1955.
- "Night Call," Cavalcade Theater, ABC, 1956.
- "Smoke Jumpers," Twentieth Century-Fox Hour, CBS, 1956.
- "There Were Four," Zane Grey Theater, CBS, 1957.
- "The Dark Side of the Earth," Playhouse 90, CBS, 1957.
- "Seed from the East," Loretta Young Show, NBC, 1959.
- "Static," Twilight Zone, CBS, 1961.
- "Gentleman's Decision," Our American Heritage, NBC, 1961.
- "Mister Doc," General Electric Theater, CBS, 1962.
- "A Distant Thunder," Dr. Kildare, NBC, 1962.
- "The Star Juror," Alfred Hitchcock Hour, CBS, 1963.
- "The Assassin," The FBI, ABC, 1966.
- "Right in the Middle of the Season," Fugitive, ABC, 1966.
- "A Man's Castle," Storefront Lawyers, CBS, 1970.
- "Little Bear Died Running," Name of the Game, NBC, 1970.
- "Shadow of a Hero," Bonanza, NBC, 1971.
- "Don't Bring Your Guns to Town, Santa," Partridge Family, ABC, 1971.
- "The Most Crucial Game," Columbo, NBC, 1972.
- "Dark Angel," Kung Fu, ABC, 1972.
- "Only Three to a Bed," Alias Smith and Jones, ABC, 1973.
Medical Center, CBS, 1973.
- "The Terror Broker Project," The Delphi Bureau, ABC, 1973.
- "The Lie," CBS Playhouse 90, CBS, 1973.
- "The Executioners," Shaft, CBS, 1973.
- "Time for Love," Love Story, NBC, 1974.
- "The Mysterious Case of Dr. Lester and Dr. Fong," Harry O, ABC, 1976.
- "The Costa Rica Connection," Hunter, CBS, 1977.
- "Founder's Day," The Waltons, CBS, 1979.
- "Independence and 76," This Is the Life, syndicated, 1979.
- "Cheers," St. Elsewhere, NBC, 1985.
Credits; Television Appearances; Movies
- Charles Van Cleve, The Lonely Profession, NBC, 1969.
- Chad Harmon, Brotherhood of the Bell, CBS, 1970.
- Sam Baldwin, Incident in San Francisco, ABC, 1971.
- Matthew Keller, The Delphi Bureau, NBC, 1972.
- Warden Auerbach, Truman Capote's "The Glass House," CBS, 1972.
- Bishop, I Heard the Owl Call My Name, CBS, 1973.
- Carl Webster, The Stranger, NBC, 1973.
- Josiah Lowe, The Hanged Man, ABC, 1974.
- Koehler, The Lindbergh Kidnapping Case, NBC, 1976.
- Sixth justice, "Gideon's Trumpet," Hallmark Hall of Fame, CBS, 1980.
- Dr. Kubie, Haywire, CBS, 1980.
Credits; Stage Appearances
- Lov Bensey, Tobacco Road, Masque Theatre, New York City, 1933.
- Russell Evans, They Shall Not Die, Royale Theatre, New York City,1934.
- Thomas Howard, Missouri Legend, Empire Theatre, New York City, 1938.
- Man, Everywhere I Roam, National Theatre, 1938.
- Ernest Hammaka, Brown Danube, Lyceum Theatre, New York City, 1939.
- Jan Gerart, Farm of Three Echoes, Cort Theatre, New York City, 1939.
- Andrei Taganov, The Unconquered, Biltmore Theatre, New York City,1940.
- Dr. Norman Farrar, Doctor Social, Booth Theatre, New York City, 1948.
New York Times, February 6, 1991, p. D21.
Time, February 18, 1991, p. 62.
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