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Also Known As: Dean Jeffries, Jeffrey Dean Died: February 5, 1991
Born: November 7, 1903 Cause of Death: flu
Birth Place: Lima, Ohio, USA Profession: actor, teacher

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Stern looking, bald veteran lead and character actor with aristocratic features. After appearing in vaudeville and with touring stock companies in the 1920s, Jagger made his screen debut in "Woman from Hell" (1929) and played minor roles until he returned to the Broadway stage in the mid-1930s. Starring in the title role of "Brigham Young, Frontiersman" (1940), he revitalized his film career and soon was cast in a number of strong leading roles. Jagger never became a star, but he did play prominent supporting roles for years to come, notably his Oscar-winning performance as Gregory Peck's sturdy adjunct in the excellent war drama, "Twelve O'Clock High" (1949). In the 1960s Jagger played the high school principal on the TV series, "Mr. Novak" (1963-65).

Stern looking, bald veteran lead and character actor with aristocratic features. After appearing in vaudeville and with touring stock companies in the 1920s, Jagger made his screen debut in "Woman from Hell" (1929) and played minor roles until he returned to the Broadway stage in the mid-1930s. Starring in the title role of "Brigham Young, Frontiersman" (1940), he revitalized his film career and soon was cast in a number of strong leading roles. Jagger never became a star, but he did play prominent supporting roles for years to come, notably his Oscar-winning performance as Gregory Peck's sturdy adjunct in the excellent war drama, "Twelve O'Clock High" (1949). In the 1960s Jagger played the high school principal on the TV series, "Mr. Novak" (1963-65).

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Dark Peak (2013)
3.
 Evil Town (1987) Dr Schaeffer
4.
 Gideon's Trumpet (1980) 6th Justice
5.
 Alligator (1980) Tycoon Slade
6.
 Haywire (1980) Dr Kubie
7.
 Game of Death, The (1979) Dr Land
8.
 End of the World (1977) Ray Collins
9.
10.
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Taught all eight grades in an elementary school before giving up teaching for an acting career
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Began career in vaudeville and touring stock company in Detroit
1929:
Screen debut in "Woman from Hell"
1940:
First starring role, "Brigham Young, Frontiersman"
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Education

Wabash College: Crawfordsville , Indiana -
Lyceum Arts Conservatory: Chicago , Illinois -

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wife:
Etta Jagger. Retired ballerina. Third wife.

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daughter:
Diane Pearson.

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