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Dean Jagger, Actor: White Christmas. Dean Jagger was born in Lima, Ohio, on November 7, 1903. He dropped out of high school twice before finally graduating from Wabash College. Working first as a school teacher, he soon became interested in acting and enrolled at Chicago's "Lyceum Art Conservatory". Mr.
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Dec 17, 2010 · Dean Jagger was born in Lima, Ohio in 1903. He was raised on a farm not farm from Fort Wayne, Indiana. He graduated from high school at a very young age, attended a Normal School (teacher’s college) and was granted a license to teach students up to eighth grade.
White Christmas Theatrical release poster Directed byMichael Curtiz Written by Norman Krasna Norman Panama Melvin Frank Produced byRobert Emmett Dolan Starring Bing Crosby Danny Kaye Rosemary Clooney Vera-Ellen Dean Jagger CinematographyLoyal Griggs Edited byFrank Bracht Music byIrving Berlin Gus Levene Joseph J. Lilley Van Cleave Production company Paramount Pictures Distributed byParamount Pictures Release date October 14, 1954 Running time 120 minutes CountryUnited States LanguageEnglish Budg
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Feb 06, 1991 · One of Jagger’s best known roles was as the general in “White Christmas,” the 1954 film starring Bing Crosby singing the Irving Berlin title classic. Jagger joked about playing roles as...
Dean Jagger (November 7, 1903 – February 5, 1991) was an American film, stage and television actor who won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in Henry King's Twelve O'Clock High (1949).
- Miracle In Vermont. We might have been making up the Christmas Avengers, but this movie does contain a whole other Christmas movie cameo. In the film, Percy Helton appears as a train conductor who hounds Bob and Phil when they arrive without a ticket.
- Unscripted Snacks. Improvised scenes take a lot of well-working elements to pull off. The director needs to be willing to experiment, and the actors need to come up with a believable and fitting dialogue that matches the script.
- Shared Studio Effort. Nowadays, studios battle among each other over the rights to something as silly as Spider-Man. While they weren't best friends back in the day, at least they could occasionally share resources.
- Contrary Age Gaps. The movie has a lot of weird plot points surrounding age. The general played by Dean Jagger is grappling with aging, while Betty and Judy have an older sister/younger sister dynamic.
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General Waverly's Columbia Inn in fictional Pine Tree, Vermont, made it's debut a decade before, in Holiday Inn. The set on the Paramount lot was refurbished for the next Christmas classic.
Vera-Ellen started dancing at age 10. And at 18, she had become one of the youngest Radio City Rockettes, performing in several Broadway shows before heading to Hollywood. Fun tidbit: Growing up in Norwood, Ohio, a suburb of Cincinnati, she carpooled to dancing classes with Doris Day!
In the club car of the train, the four leads sing \\"Snow\\" about their frosty dreams. Originally, the Irving Berlin tune was called \\"Free,\\" for the musical Call Me Madam and it had nothing to do with winter.
Danny Kaye, a decent dancer but nowhere near Vera-Ellen's skill, accidentally trips her near the end of \\"The Best Things Happen While You're Dancing.\\" When Ellen twirls behind a kneeling Kaye, she catches her foot on his but graceful and imperceptibly recovers (at about 3:30 in this clip).
Designer Edith Head was already an Oscar-winner by the time she worked on White Christmas. Throughout her life, she won eight Academy Awards for costume design more than any other individual in that category for classics like The Sting, Sabrina, and Roman Holiday.
The song \\"Gee, I Wish I Was Back In The Army\\" has a lyric about seeing \\"Jolson, Hope And Benny all for free\\" reference to wartime entertainers Al Jolson, Bob Hope, and Jack Benny. The original words were \\"Crosby, Hope and Jolson all for free,\\" but when Bing Crosby was cast, leaving it as-is would break the fourth wall. So meta.
The soundtrack rights for the film were controlled by Decca, but Rosemary Clooney was under exclusive contract to Columbia, a competing record label. So in 1954, Decca recorded and released an album with the movie cast minus Clooney (her part was sung by Peggy Lee). And Columbia released an album with Clooney singing eight songs from the film, which means the only way to hear her sing with Bing is onscreen!
Rosemary Clooney's nephew is the actor George Clooney. He called her \\"Aunt Rosie\\" and says they didn't get along that well. After the final shot wrapped, the actors were told that they needed to redo the finale, Rosemary Clooney recalled in the DVD extras. The King and Queen of Greece were visiting the set and the producer hoped to \\"give them something to remember.\\" So the entire scene was \\"reshot\\" but without film in the camera or Bing Crosby, who had already left to play golf.
The movie brought in $12 million, and was a top-earner in 1954, second only to The Caine Mutiny. (To put that in perspective, Jim Carrey's How the Grinch Stole Christmas raked in $260 million.)