Dean Jagger, who won Oscars and Emmys in an acting career that spanned 60 years and included movies, TV and theater, died in Santa Monica, Calif., Tuesday at age 87.
Jagger appeared in more than 150 movies, including 1949's "Twelve O'Clock High," for which he won an Oscar as best supporting actor. He won an Emmy in 1989 for his performance in the religious TV program "This is the Life."His film credits include "White Christmas," "Bad Day at Black Rock" and "Elmer Gantry." On TV he portrayed high school principal Albert Vane in "Mr. Novak."
Also dying Tuesday were James L. Knight, who with his brother, John, built a family newspaper into Knight-Ridder Inc., one of the nation's foremost publishing empires, and The Rev. Pedro Arrupe, a Spaniard who led the powerful Jesuits for 18 years during a period of strong social activism.
Knight was 81 and Arrupe was 83.
At the time of his death, Knight was chairman emeritus of Knight-Ridder, one of the nation's largest communications firms with 29 daily newspapers, cable TV interests and other communications services.
Also announced Tuesday was the death of James MacDonald, 84, who provided the falsetto voice of Mickey Mouse for 30 years and created sound effects for such classic Walt Disney films as "Fantasia." MacDonald died Friday of heart failure.