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Jean Hagen (1923–1977)


Jean Shirley Verhagen (later shortened to Hagen) was born in Chicago, Illinois on August 3, 1923. Her father was a Dutch immigrant. Hagen and her family moved to Elkhart, Indiana when she was twelve; she subsequently graduated from Elkhart High School. Afterwards, she graduated from Northwestern University, where she studied drama and was a ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Singin' in the Rain
Singin' in the Rain Lina Lamont
(1952)
Adam's Rib
Adam's Rib Beryl Caighn
(1949)
Make Room for Daddy
Make Room for Daddy Margaret Williams / Elizabeth Barrett (dream sequence)
(1953-1956)
Panic in Year Zero!
Panic in Year Zero! Ann Baldwin
(1962)

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 1977 Alexander: The Other Side of Dawn (TV Movie)
Landlady
 1976 Good Heavens (TV Series)
Mrs. Brussel
- Jack the Ribber and Me (1976) ... Mrs. Brussel
 1976 The Streets of San Francisco (TV Series)
Ms. Unger
- Judgment Day (1976) ... Ms. Unger
 1976 Starsky and Hutch (TV Series)
Belle Kates
- The Hostages (1976) ... Belle Kates
 1964 Dead Ringer
Didi Marshall
 1963 Dr. Kildare (TV Series)
Nurse Mary Ogilvy
- A Very Infectious Disease (1963) ... Nurse Mary Ogilvy
 1960-1963 Wagon Train (TV Series)
Sara Proctor / Maidie Brant
- The Sara Proctor Story (1963) ... Sara Proctor
- The Maidie Brant Story (1960) ... Maidie Brant
 1962 Panic in Year Zero!
Ann Baldwin
 1962 The Law and Mr. Jones (TV Series)
Janet N. Winthrop
- My Worthy Colleague (1962) ... Janet N. Winthrop
 1962 Ben Casey (TV Series)
Lee Bramson
- A Story to Be Softly Told (1962) ... Lee Bramson
 1961 The Andy Griffith Show (TV Series)
Elizabeth Crowley
- Andy and the Woman Speeder (1961) ... Elizabeth Crowley
 1961 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
Paula Farrel
- The Golden Years (1961) ... Paula Farrel
 1961 Zane Grey Theater (TV Series)
Anne Madden
- The Empty Shell (1961) ... Anne Madden
 1961 Stagecoach West (TV Series)
Lilly de Milo
- The Brass Lily (1961) ... Lilly de Milo
 1960 Sunrise at Campobello
Missy Le Hand
 1960 The DuPont Show with June Allyson (TV Series)
Elizabeth
- Once Upon a Knight (1960) ... Elizabeth
 1959 Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse (TV Series)
Nora Anderson / Hilda Darrow / Mildred Corn
- The Hanging Judge (1959) ... Nora Anderson
- Six Guns for Donegan (1959) ... Hilda Darrow
- Symbol of Authority (1959) ... Mildred Corn
 1959 The Detectives (TV Series)
Alice Streger
- The Streger Affair (1959) ... Alice Streger
 1959 The Shaggy Dog
Freeda Daniels
 1957 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
Madge Griffin
- Enough Rope for Two (1957) ... Madge Griffin
 1957 Spring Reunion
Barna Forrest
 1956 The Ford Television Theatre (TV Series)
Nona Carson
- The Menace of Hasty Heights (1956) ... Nona Carson
 1956 Climax! (TV Series)
Eleanor Gehrig
- The Lou Gehrig Story (1956) ... Eleanor Gehrig
 1953-1956 Make Room for Daddy (TV Series)
Margaret Williams / Elizabeth Barrett (dream sequence)
- Danny's Birthday (1956) ... Margaret Williams
- Danny Goes on USO Tour (1956) ... Margaret Williams
- We're Going to Chicago (1956) ... Margaret Williams
- Coats and Boats (1956) ... Margaret Williams
- Don't Yell at Your Children (1956) ... Margaret Williams
 1955 The Big Knife
Connie Bliss
 1954 Shower of Stars (TV Series)
Margaret
- Entertainment on Wheels (1954) ... Margaret
 1953 Half a Hero
Martha Dobson
 1953 Latin Lovers
Anne Kellwood
 1953 Arena
Meg Hutchins
 1952 Carbine Williams
Maggie Williams
 1952 Singin' in the Rain
Lina Lamont
 1952 Shadow in the Sky
Stella Murphy
 1951 No Questions Asked
Joan Brenson
 1951 Night Into Morning
Girl Next Door
 1950 A Life of Her Own
Maggie Collins
 1950 The Asphalt Jungle
Doll Conovan
 1950 Side Street
Harriet Sinton
 1950 Ambush
Martha Conovan
 1949 Adam's Rib
Beryl Caighn
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Stage Play: Ghosts. Drama (revival). Written by Henrik Ibsen. Translated by Eva Le Gallienne. Directed by Margaret Webster. Cort Theatre: 16 Feb 1948- 21 Feb 1948 (9 performances). Cast: Herbert Berghof (as "Pastor Manders"), Robert Emhardt (as "Jacob Engstrand, a carpenter"), Jean Hagen (as "Regina Engstrand, Mrs. Alving's maid"), Eva Le ... See more »

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Height:

5' 4" (1.63 m)
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Best remembered as Lina Lamont, the silent-film star in Singin' in the Rain (1952), who could not manage the transition to talkies. That is, not without Debbie Reynolds's help. See more »

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Leo

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