He received an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in Twelve O'Clock High (1949). Other notable film roles included the 1956 British science-fiction film X the Unknown, although there was controversy when he refused to work with director Joseph Losey on this film because Losey was on the Hollywood blacklist. Losey was removed from the project after a few days shooting and replaced with Leslie Norman.
Jagger also achieved success in the television series Mr. Novak, winning Emmy Award nominations for his role, in 1964 and 1965.
He died from heart disease in Santa Monica, California.
Dean Jagger has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his contribution to motion pictures, at 1725 Vine Street.
Dean Jagger Facts
|Birth Name||Ira Dean Jagger|
|Birthday||November 7, 1903|
|Birthplace||Columbus Grove, Ohio, USA|
|Date of death||February 5, 1991 (age 87)|
|Height||6' 2" (1m88) How tall is Dean Jagger compared to you?|
|Awards||1950 Academy Awards: Best Supporting Actor (for 12 O'Clock High)|
|Twelve O'Clock High|
|The North Star|
|Bad Day at Black Rock|
|Classic Westerns, 10-Movie Collection: When Daltons Rode / The Virginian / Whispering Smith / The Spoilers / Comanche Territory / Sierra / Kansas Raiders / Tomahawk / Albuquerque / Texas Rangers Ride Again|
|The Proud Rebel|
|The Nun's Story|