Jean Hagen

Actor, Radio performer, Usher
The Hollywood Golden Age musical "Singin' in the Rain" is consistently voted by critics as one of the top American movies of all time, with good reason. Featuring Jean Hagen as a silent-film star trying to make the ... Read more »
Born: 08/03/1923 in Chicago, Illinois, USA

Filmography

Actor (19)

Make Room For Daddy 1953 - 1964 (TV Show)

Actor

Dead Ringer 1963 (Movie)

Dede (Actor)

Panic in Year Zero 1961 (Movie)

Ann Baldwin (Actor)

Sunrise at Campobello 1960 (Movie)

Missy Le Hand (Actor)

The Desilu Playhouse 1958 - 1960 (TV Show)

Actor

The Shaggy Dog 1959 (Movie)

Frieda Daniels (Actor)

The Big Knife 1955 (Movie)

Connie Bliss (Actor)

Arena 1953 (Movie)

Meg Hutchins (Actor)

Latin Lovers 1953 (Movie)

Anne Kellwood (Actor)

Singin' in the Rain 1952 (Movie)

Lina Lamont (Actor)

No Questions Asked 1951 (Movie)

Joan Brenson (Actor)

A Life of Her Own 1950 (Movie)

Maggie Collins (Actor)

The Asphalt Jungle 1950 (Movie)

Doll Conovan (Actor)

Adam's Rib 1949 (Movie)

Beryl Caighn (Actor)

Carbine Williams (Movie)

Maggie Williams (Actor)

Half a Hero (Movie)

Martha Dobson (Actor)

Night into Morning (Movie)

Girl Next Door (Actor)

Shadow in the Sky (Movie)

Stella (Actor)

Biography

The Hollywood Golden Age musical "Singin' in the Rain" is consistently voted by critics as one of the top American movies of all time, with good reason. Featuring Jean Hagen as a silent-film star trying to make the transition to talkies, the 1952 MGM production is perfect in every way, and certainly ranks as the most famous credit on her resume. But Hagen did manage to grace a number of other instantly recognizable movie titles during her 30-year run. She started out in the 1949 Tracy-Hepburn comedy "Adam's Rib," segued to John Huston's 1950 noir "The Asphalt Jungle," and worked alongside the Oscar-nominated Greer Garson in the FDR drama "Sunrise at Campobello." Hagen made a nice transition to TV with the long-running role of Margaret Williams on "The Danny Thomas Show," appearing in 89 episodes from 1953 to 1956. She did a little bit more TV work here and there before retiring in 1964, re-appearing briefly in the mid-'70s for episodes of "Starsky & Hutch" and "The Streets of San Francisco."

EDUCATION

Northwestern University

Evanston , Illinois

Milestones

1949

film actress "Adam's Rib"

1944

Broadway actress

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