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Jagger, Dean, 1903-1991



  • Existence: 1903-1991

Dean Jagger (1903-1991) was an American actor.

Dean Jagger (1903-1991) was an American actor. He is considered a successful character actor, earning the 1949 Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in Twelve O'Clock High. He is perhaps best known for portraying Brigham Young in the 1940 film of that name. In 1972, 32 years later, he was baptized into the LDS church.


"Dean Jagger". Wikipedia. Accessed 6 July 2016. (Dean Jagger (1903-1991) was an American charactor; 1949 Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in Twelve O'Clock High; portrayed Brigham Young in the 1940 film of that name; Baptized to LDS church in 1972)

Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

Dean Jagger contract for Pursued

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 8882
Overview One fourteen-page employment agreement between Hemisphere Films, Imc. and Dean Jagger, executed 5 August 1946.
Dates: 1946

Dean Jagger letters and articles

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 1531
Scope and Contents Items relating to the life and career of Dean Jagger. The collection includes fan letters, printed reviews, biographical articles, and various other items relating to Jagger and the film and television industry.
Dates: 1939-1979

Dean Jagger papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 60
Scope and Contents The collection includes correspondence, photographs, scripts, tape recorded interviews with transcriptions, publicity material and production stills relating to Mr. Jagger's show business career. While material on most films is limited to a still or a press clipping, the bulk of the collection covers the years 1934-1965 and more comprehensively documents major theater performances and the motion pictures "Brigham Young" (1940), "Western Union" (1941), and "Twelve O'Clock High" (1949). The...
Dates: 1905-1974

Photographs of Dean Jagger

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS P 46
Scope and Contents Collections includes photographs and one ink drawing of Dean Jagger.
Dates: 1905-1980

Max Norton collection

 Collection — oversize: 1
Identifier: MSS 2478
Abstract Oil painting of actor Dean Jagger, done ca. 1940; photograph of Jagger with LDS Church President Spencer W. Kimball; scene still from motion picture "Twelve O'Clock High"; campaign poster for State Superintendent of Schools candidate Albert Vane, the character Jagger played in the televisioin series "Mr. Novak."
Dates: 1940-1970