Jean Hagen was a stage, radio and screen actress who is best known for her portrayal of Danny Thomas' first wife in the television series "Make Room for Daddy."
A native of Chicago, Hagen began her professional career in radio after about a year at local stations. She moved to network broadcasting while taking drama courses at Lake Forest College and Northwestern University.
After college, she moved to New York City, where she was for a time unsuccessful at obtaining roles on the legitimate stage. But she became well known in radio with roles in the daytime serials "Light of the World," "Hollywood Story" and... Read more
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