Jean Hagen Actor

Jean hagen

Jean Hagen (August 3, 1923 — August 29, 1977) was an American film actress. Hagen was born as Jean Shirley Verhagen in Chicago, to Christian Verhagen (born August 10, 1890 — died April 1983), a Dutch immigrant, and his Chicago-born wife, Marie. The family moved to Elkhart, Indiana, when she was 12 and she subsequently graduated from Elkhart High School. She studied drama and worked as a theater usherette before making her Broadway theatre debut in Another Part of the Forest in 1946. Jean Hagen married Tom Seidel on June 12, 1947 in Brentwood. They had 2 children, Dean Seidel (born January 2, 1948) and Angela Seidel (born May 16, 1952). After a marriage full of domestic violence, she divorced Seidel on November 1, 1965 in Los Angeles . Her film debut was as a femme fatale in Adam's Rib in 1949. The Asphalt Jungle (1950) provided Hagen with her first starring role beside Sterling Hayden and excellent reviews. She appeared in the film noir Side Street (1950) playing a gangster's sincere, but none-too-bright, gun moll. She is arguably best remembered for her comic performance in Singin' in the Rain as the vain and talentless silent movie star Lina Lamont;

Personal details

Date of birth
August 3rd, 1923
Nationality
United States of America
Date of death
August 29th, 1977 at age of 54
Place of death
Los Angeles, California, United States of America
Cause of death
Esophageal cancer
Places lived
Elkhart , Indiana
pop. 51,265 (2013)

Family

Parents
Spouse
Children

Education

1. Northwestern University Colleges/University

Northwestern University is a private research university with campuses in Evanston and Chicago in Illinois, United States. Northwestern has 12 undergraduate, graduate, and professional schools offering 124 undergraduate degrees and 145 graduate and professional degrees.

Institution info

Type Private university
Endowment
2013. 8.2 bil. $
Institution colors
Founded
January 28th, 1851
Headquarters
633 Clark St., 60208 - Evanston, Illinois
Undergraduates
2012. 8,525
2010. 9,535
2009. 9,914
Postgraduates
2012. 8,145
2010. 10,946
Acceptance rate
2014. 12.9 %
2013. 13.9 %
2012. 15.0 %
2011. 18.0 %
2010. 23.0 %
Local tuition
2013. 45.1 K $
2010. 39.8 K $
Official web page www.northwestern.edu
Wikipedia article
Social media

Institution social analysis

Notable alumni by career
Notable alumni by gender
Notable alumni by party membership

People attended Northwestern University connected by profession and/or age

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Movie performances

Average rating by genre

GenreNum. of titlesAvg. rating
Comedy47.07
Romance28.0
Drama116.9
Crime57.28
Film-Noir47.1
Thriller27.05

1. Dead Ringer (1964)

Crime, Drama, Thriller
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
116.0
William H. Wright
2 Show list $1.2M

Dead Ringer, also known as Who is Buried in my Grave? is a 1964 thriller film made by Warner Bros. It was directed by Paul Henreid from a screenplay by Oscar Millard and Albert Beich from the story La Otra by Rian James. The music score was by André Previn and the cinematography by Ernest Haller. The film stars Bette Davis, Karl Malden and Peter Lawford with Philip Carey, Jean Hagen, George Macready, Estelle Winwood, George Chandler and Cyril Delevanti. The film marks the second time Davis played twin sisters, the first being in the 1946 film A Stolen Life. For this reason, Dead Ringer is sometimes mistakenly listed as a remake of A Stolen Life.

Awards

Top cast

Edith Phillips, Margaret DeLorca
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

2. Panic in Year Zero! (1962)

Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
played Ann Baldwin
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
93.0
Arnold Houghland
,
Lou Rusoff
John Morton
,
Jay Simms
5 Show list

Panic in Year Zero!, sometimes known as End of the World, is a 1962 science fiction film directed by and starring Ray Milland. The original music score was composed by Les Baxter. It was written by John Morton and Jay Simms. Although the similarities to Ward Moore's stories Lot and Lot's Daughter are obvious, Moore received no credit for the film. In the 1962 novelization of the film by Dean Owen, which was published under the title End of the World by Alta Vista Productions with Ray Milland's photo on the cover, the introduction page asserted: "The screenplay was by John Morton and Jay Simms, from an original story by Jay Simms." The film was released by American International Pictures as a double feature with Tales of Terror.

Awards

Top cast

Harry Baldwin
Dr. Powell Strong (as Willis Buchet)
Hogan - Grocery Store Owner
Marilyn Hayes
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Nuclear warfare
Nuclear holocaust
English
United States of America

3. The Shaggy Dog (1959)

Family, Comedy, Fantasy
played Freeda Daniels
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
104.0
17 Show list

The Shaggy Dog is a black-and-white 1959 Walt Disney film about Wilby Daniels, a teenage boy who by the power of an enchanted ring of the Borgias is transformed into the title character, a shaggy Old English Sheepdog. The film was based on the story, The Hound of Florence by Felix Salten. It is directed by Charles Barton and stars Fred MacMurray, Tommy Kirk, Jean Hagen, Kevin Corcoran, Tim Considine, Roberta Shore, and Annette Funicello. It was the first ever Walt Disney live-action comedy. Walt Disney Productions filmed a successful sequel in 1976 called The Shaggy D.A. which starred Dean Jones, Tim Conway, and Suzanne Pleshette. It was followed by a 1987 TV-movie sequel, a 1994 TV-movie remake and a 2006 theatrical remake. A colorized version of the film can be found on the 1997 VHS.

Awards

Top cast

J.W. Galvin, Psychiatrist
Police Officer Ed Mercer
Wilson Daniels
Reporter
Officer Hanson
Professor Plumcutt
Franceska Andrassy
Dr. Mikhail Andrassy
FBI Agent
Police Broadcaster
Wilby Daniels
Moochie (Montgomery) Daniels
Captain Scanlon, Police Chief
Allison D'Allessio
Officer Kelly
Betz, FBI Stenographer
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Shapeshifting
Edward Colman
English
United States of America

4. Spring Reunion (1957)

Drama
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
79.0

Spring Reunion is a 1957 American film. that centers on the fifteen-year reunion of the fictional Carson High School class of 1941.

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

5. The Big Knife (1955)

Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
played Connie Bliss
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
111.0
10 Show list

The Big Knife is a 1955 film noir directed and produced by Robert Aldrich from a screenplay by James Poe based on the play by Clifford Odets. The film stars Jack Palance, Ida Lupino, Wendell Corey, Jean Hagen, Rod Steiger, Shelley Winters, Ilka Chase, and Everett Sloane.

Awards

Top cast

Stanley Shriner Hoff
Charles Castle
Dixie Evans
Smiley Coy
Mickey Feeney
Horatio 'Hank' Teagle
Marion Castle
Nat Danziger
Buddy Bliss
Patty Benedict
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

6. Half a Hero (1953)

Comedy, Music
played Martha Dobson
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
71.0
Matthew Rapf
11 Show list

Half a Hero is a 1953 American comedy film starring Red Skelton and Jean Hagen. Directed by Don Weis, the film was written by Max Shulman and released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.

Awards

Top cast

Welcomer
George Payson
Ernestine
Mr. Watts
Mrs. Watts
Charles McEstway
George Faring
Sam Radwell
Ben Dobson
Mr. Bascomb
Edna Radwell
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

7. Shadow in the Sky (1952)

Drama
played Stella Murphy
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
78.0
William H. Wright
8 Show list

Shadow in the Sky is a 1952 film.

Awards

Top cast

Lou Hopke
Larkin
Intern
The Doctor
Clayton
Attendant
Betty Hopke
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

8. Carbine Williams (1952)

Biography, Crime, Drama
played Maggie Williams
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
92.0
31 Show list

Carbine Williams is a 1952 American drama film directed by Richard Thorpe and starring James Stewart. The film follows the life of its namesake, David Marshall Williams, who invented the operating principle for the M1 Carbine while in a North Carolina prison. The M1 Carbine was used extensively during World War II. Originally filmed in black-and-white, it is also shown in a computer colorized version.

Awards

Top cast

Marsh Williams
Guard on Train
Guard #5
Sam Markley
Capt. H.T. Peoples
Gavrey
Judge Kerr
Joseph Mitchell
Bailiff
'Dutch' Kruger
Prisoner #4
Guard #4
Redwick Karson
Courtroom Spectator #1
Courtroom Spectator #2
Railroad Construction Boss
Leon Williams
Head Guard
Claude Williams
Mess Hall Trusty
Bill Stockton
Lionel Daniels
Sheriff
Robert 'Bob' Williams
Frank Gregory
Prisoner #9
Mr. Swanson
Dr. McDonald
Will Williams
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Prison
English
United States of America

9. Singin' in the Rain (1952)

Comedy, Musical, Romance
played Lina Lamont
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
103.0
7 Show list 2 Show list $2.54M

Singin' in the Rain is a 1952 American musical comedy film directed by Gene Kelly and Stanley Donen, starring Kelly, Donald O'Connor and Debbie Reynolds, and choreographed by Kelly and Donen. It offers a lighthearted depiction of Hollywood in the late '20s, with the three stars portraying performers caught up in the transition from silent films to "talkies." The film was only a modest hit when first released, with O'Connor's Best Supporting Actor win at the Golden Globes, Comden and Green's win at the Writers Guild of America Awards, and the best supporting actress Oscar nomination for Jean Hagen being the only major recognitions. However, it was accorded its legendary status by contemporary critics. It is now frequently described as one of the best musicals ever made, and the best film ever made in the "Arthur Freed Unit" at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. It topped the AFI's 100 Years of Musicals list, and is ranked as the fifth greatest American motion picture of all time in its updated list of the greatest American films in 2007.

Awards

1953 Writers Guild of America Award for Best Written Musical
1952 Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy

Top cast

Kathy Selden
Zelda Zanders
Don Lockwood
Roscoe Dexter
Cosmo Brown
R.F. Simpson
Dancer
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Filmmaking
Goat gland film
Singin' in the Rain, Great Movie Themes: Singin' in the Rain
English
United States of America

10. No Questions Asked (1951)

Drama, Film-Noir
played Joan Brenson
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
80.0
12 Show list

No Questions Asked is a 1951 American crime film noir directed by Harold F. Kress, and starring Barry Sullivan, Arlene Dahl, George Murphy and Jean Hagen.

Awards

Top cast

Henry Manston
Gordon N. Jessman
Detective Walter O'Bannion
Harry Dycker
Steve Keiver
Franko
Police Insp. Matt Duggan
Ellen Sayburn Jessman
Detective Howard
Natalie
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Harold Lipstein
English
United States of America

11. A Life of Her Own (1950)

Drama
played Maggie Collins
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
108.0
Voldemar Vetluguin
8 Show list

A Life of Her Own is a 1950 American melodrama film directed by George Cukor. The screenplay by Isobel Lennart focuses on an aspiring model who leaves her small town in the Midwest to seek fame and fortune in New York City. The film was produced by Voldemar Vetluguin and distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.

Awards

Top cast

Steve Harleigh
Jim Leversoe
Lily Brannel James
Lee Gorrance
Tom Caraway
Mary Ashlon
Smitty
Jerry
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

12. The Asphalt Jungle (1950)

Crime, Film-Noir, Drama
played Doll Conovan
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
112.0
8 Show list 1 Show list

The Asphalt Jungle is a 1950 film noir directed by John Huston. The caper film is based on the 1949 novel of the same name by W. R. Burnett and stars an ensemble cast including Sterling Hayden, Jean Hagen, Sam Jaffe, Louis Calhern, James Whitmore, and, in a minor but key role, Marilyn Monroe, an unknown at the time who was pictured but not mentioned on the posters. The film tells the story of a group of men planning and executing a jewel robbery. It was nominated for four Academy Awards. In 2008, The Asphalt Jungle was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".

Awards

1951 Edgar Award for Best Motion Picture Screenplay

Top cast

Gus Minissi
Dix Handley
Police Commissioner Hardy
Doc Erwin Riedenschneider
Alonzo D. Emmerich
Lt. Ditrich
Louis Ciavelli
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English, German
United States of America

13. Side Street (1950)

Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
83.0

Side Street is a 1950 American crime film noir/police procedural directed by Anthony Mann. The motion picture was filmed on location throughout New York City and culminated in one of the first modern car chases, prior to 1968's Bullitt. Much of the story is set in the vicinity of the long-demolished Third Avenue El, a favorite location of the few films made in the city during that era. The cast features Farley Granger and Cathy O'Donnell for the second and last time; their earlier film was the noted noir They Live By Night.

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

14. Adam's Rib (1949)

Comedy, Drama, Romance
played Beryl Caighn
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
101.0
7 Show list

Adam's Rib is a 1949 American film written by Ruth Gordon and Garson Kanin and directed by George Cukor. It stars Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn as married lawyers who come to oppose each other in court. Judy Holliday co-stars as third lead in her second credited movie role. The music was composed by Miklós Rózsa, except for the song "Farewell, Amanda", which was written by Cole Porter. The film was well received upon its release and is considered a classic romantic comedy by some.

Awards

Top cast

Adam Bonner
Amanda Bonner
Judge Marcasson
Kip Lurie
Judge Reiser
Warren Attinger
Doris Attinger
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

Personal movie appearances

Title Year Appearance type Budget Awards Producers Directors Writers
Gene Kelly: Anatomy of a Dancer
Documentary,Biography,History
2002

Starring TV roles

1. Make Room for Granddaddy

Character Performance type Networks Seasons From To Created by First epizode air date Last epizode air date Num. of seassons Regular cast Languages
American Broadcasting Company
September 23rd, 1970 March 18th, 1971 1
Rusty Hamer
English

2. The Danny Thomas Show

Comedy, Family
Character Performance type Networks Seasons From To Created by First epizode air date Last epizode air date Num. of seassons Regular cast Languages

Margaret Williams
American Broadcasting Company
CBS
1953 1956 September 29th, 1953 September 14th, 1964 13
Rusty Hamer
English

Guest TV appearances

Alfred Hitchcock Presents

Program genre

Drama
Suspense
Anthology
Horror
Mystery
Crime Fiction
Anthology series

External resources

Alfred Hitchcock Presents is an American television anthology series hosted by Alfred Hitchcock. The series featured dramas, thrillers, and mysteries. By the time the show premiered on October 2, 1955, Hitchcock had been directing films for over three decades. Time magazine named Alfred Hitchcock Presents one of The 100 Best TV Shows of All-TIME.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S03-E07 November 17th, 1957 Madge

Ben Casey

Program genre

Medical fiction
Drama
Medical drama

External resources

Ben Casey is an American medical drama series which ran on ABC from 1961 to 1966.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E16 January 22nd, 1962 Lee Bramson
Alex March

Climax!

Program genre

Anthology
Anthology series

External resources

Climax! is an American anthology series that aired on CBS from 1954 to 1958. The series was hosted by William Lundigan and later co-hosted by Mary Costa. It was one of the few CBS programs of that era to be broadcast in color. Many of the episodes were performed and broadcast live, and although the series was transmitted in color, only black-and-white kinescope copies of some episodes survive to the present day.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S02-E27 April 19th, 1956 Eleanor Gehrig

Dick Powell's Zane Grey Theatre

Program genre

Drama
Western
Anthology series

External resources

Dick Powell's Zane Grey Theatre, sometimes simply called Zane Grey Theatre, is an American Western anthology series which ran on CBS from 1956 to 1961.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S05-E24 March 30th, 1961

Dr. Kildare

Program genre

Medical drama

External resources

Dr. Kildare is an NBC medical drama television series which ran from September 27, 1961 until April 5, 1966, encompassing a total of 190 episodes. The show, which premiered at the same time as an ABC medical drama, Ben Casey, quickly achieved success and helped spark a number of new shows dealing with the medical field. Kildare told the story of a young intern, Dr. James Kildare (Richard Chamberlain), working in a fictional large metropolitan hospital (Blair General) whilst trying to learn his profession, dealing with the problems of the patients, and winning the respect of the senior doctor, Dr. Leonard Gillespie (Raymond Massey).
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S02-E24 March 21st, 1963 Mary Ogilvy
Jules Munshin

General Electric Theater

Program genre

Anthology
Anthology series

External resources

General Electric Theater is an American anthology series hosted by Ronald Reagan that was broadcast on CBS radio and television. The series was sponsored by General Electric's Department of Public Relations.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S10-E01 September 10th, 1961 Paula Farrell

Starsky & Hutch

Program genre

Crime Fiction
Action
Police procedural
Drama
Action/Adventure
Adventure Film

External resources

Starsky & Hutch is a 1970s American cop thriller television series, which consisted of a 70-minute pilot movie and 92 episodes of 50 minutes each. The show was created by William Blinn, produced by Spelling-Goldberg Productions, and broadcast between April 30, 1975, and May 15, 1979, on the ABC network. It was distributed by Columbia Pictures Television in the United States and, originally, Metromedia Producers Corporation in Canada and some other parts of the world. Sony Pictures Television is now the worldwide distributor for the series. The series also inspired a theatrical film and a video game.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E15 January 7th, 1976 Belle Kates ,

The Andy Griffith Show

Program genre

Sitcom
Comedy

External resources

The Andy Griffith Show is an American sitcom first televised on CBS between October 3, 1960 and April 1, 1968. Andy Griffith portrays the widowed sheriff of the fictional small community of Mayberry, North Carolina. His life is complicated by an inept, but well-meaning deputy, Barney Fife, a spinster aunt and housekeeper, Aunt Bee, and a precocious young son, Opie. Local ne'er-do-wells, bumbling pals, and temperamental girlfriends further complicate his life.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S02-E03 October 16th, 1961 Elizabeth Crowley

The Detectives

Program genre

Police procedural
Action
Drama
Crime Fiction

External resources

The Detectives is an American crime drama series which ran on ABC during its first two seasons, and on NBC during its third and final season. The series, starring motion picture star Robert Taylor, was produced by Four Star Television.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E01 October 16th, 1959 Alice Streger

The DuPont Show with June Allyson

Program genre

Anthology series
Anthology

External resources

The DuPont Show with June Allyson is an American anthology drama series which aired on CBS from September 21, 1959 to April 3, 1961 with rebroadcasts continuing until June 12, 1961. The series was hosted by actress June Allyson.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E26 March 28th, 1960 Elizabeth

The Jimmy Durante Show

Program genre

Comedy
Variety show

External resources

The Jimmy Durante Show is a 51-episode half-hour comedy/variety television program presented live on NBC from October 2, 1954 to June 23, 1956.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E02 October 16th, 1954

The Streets of San Francisco

Program genre

Crime Fiction
Crime
Adventure Film
Action
Police procedural
Action/Adventure

External resources

The Streets of San Francisco is a 1970s television police drama filmed on location in San Francisco, California, and produced by Quinn Martin Productions, with the first season produced in association with Warner Bros. Television. This was an updated version of the 1954-60 The Lineup.nIt starred Karl Malden and Michael Douglas as two detectives in San Francisco. The show ran for five seasons, between September 16, 1972, and June 9, 1977, on ABC, amassing a total of 119 60-minute episodes.nThe series started with a pilot movie of the same title a week before the series debuted. Edward Hume, who wrote the teleplay for the pilot, was credited as having developed the series based on characters in Weston's novel. The pilot featured guest stars Robert Wagner, Tom Bosley and Kim Darby. Douglas left the series at the start of its final season and was replaced by Richard Hatch.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S04-E19 February 19th, 1976 Ms. Unger

Wagon Train

Program genre

Western

External resources

Wagon Train is an American Western series that ran on NBC 1957–62 and then on ABC 1962–65, although the network also aired daytime repeats, as Major Adams, Trailmaster and Trailmaster, from January 1963 to September 1965. The show debuted at #15 in the Nielsen ratings, rose to #2 in the next three seasons, and peaked at #1 in the 1961–62 television season. After moving to ABC in the autumn of 1962, the ratings began to decline, and Wagon Train did not again make the Top 20 listing.nThe series initially starred veteran movie supporting actor Ward Bond as the wagon master, later replaced upon his death by John McIntire, and Robert Horton as the scout, subsequently replaced by lookalike Robert Fuller a year after Horton had decided to leave the series.nThe series was inspired by the 1950 film Wagon Master directed by John Ford and starring Ben Johnson, Harry Carey Jr. and Ward Bond, and harkens back to the early widescreen wagon train epic The Big Trail starring John Wayne and featuring Bond in his first major screen appearance playing a supporting role.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S06-E23 February 27th, 1963 Sara Proctor
S03-E16 January 20th, 1960 Marie Brandt

Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse

Program genre

Anthology series
Anthology

External resources

Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse is an American television anthology series produced by Desilu Productions. The show ran on CBS television between 1958 and 1960. Two of its 48 episodes served as pilots for the 1950s television series The Twilight Zone and The Untouchables.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S02-E08 December 4th, 1959 Nora Anderson
S02-E03 October 16th, 1959 Hilda Darrow
S01-E17 December 23rd, 1958 Mildred Korn
Robert B. Sinclair

Wikipedia

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