All about Dean Jagger's Wife & His Cause of Death

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All about Dean Jagger's Wife & His Cause of Death

Late actor Dean Jagger blessed the entertainment industry with decades of contribution, portraying memorable roles in numerous films and TV series. 

But unlike his glorious professional front, his love life had its share of setbacks and heartbreaks. However, as they say, the third time is a charm, his married life with his third wife, after going through two divorces from previous spouses, remained with him until his last breath.

All about Dean Jagger's Spouse

Before touching into his happily ever after third marriage, let's have a rundown on his previous unsuccessful marriages that eventually led him to his third wife.

The American actor tied the knot with his first wife, Antonette Lawrence, in 1935. When their holy union was about to mark a decade, the pair parted their ways in 1943. Per The NewYorkTimesthe actor called out for the divorce for an unclarified reason.

Well, love found its way again. After his legal separation, the actor began dating his then-girlfriend Gloria Ling. But just when he had decided to turn his then-girlfriend Gloria into his spouse, the couple was denied a marriage license because Gloria's father was born in China.

This apparently was a big deal at the time. As cited by Newspapers, the county clerk who rejected their application for marriage license remarked at the situation, saying that she had no choice as the law was 'specific on that point' and that she could not do anything about it.

Dean Jagger with his costar

Dean Jagger with his co-star (Source: Rotten Tomatoes)

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While the couple remained to chose silence regarding the rejection of their legal marriage application. But luckily, later, their application was accepted and the two legally married in 1947.

After the legal hassle, the pair relished a resounding married life for two decades and chose to go separate ways, filing for divorce in 1967.

With a failure in marriage for the second time, his third marriage broke the curse, lasting for a lifetime. It took no longer for the actor to move on to the third relationship after his second divorce.

Shortly after the legal separation was finalized, the actor married his third wife, Elta Jagger, in 1968. Dean, a father to his daughter Diane Pearson, rejoiced a blissful married life with his third wife until he took his last breath in 1991 at the age of eighty-one. But soon after Dean's passing, his third wife also left this world in 1992.

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Cause of Dean Jagger's Death

Dean, most remembered for his astounding portrayal in the 1994 American war film Twelve O'Clock High, left the entertainment world saddened after his demise on February 5, 1991.

As per The New York Times report, the actor, who contributed to the industry through playing in over 120 films, passed away at his home in California.

The 87-year-old had been a heart disease patient for a long time which took his life in his sleep. Although he left the world, he left behind his finest works people still remember him by.

Marking his active presence in the industry from 1923 until 1987, the actor's marvelous acting skill won him the prestigious Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in recognition of his role in Twelve O'Clock High.

Though Dean is not among us today, his legacy echoes through the numerous films he appeared in throughout his lifetime.