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 .
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