Magnum PI star Tom Selleck hails from former pit village near Barnsley | The Sun
ALL-American Magnum PI star Tom Selleck hails from a former pit village near Barnsley, research has found.
The 78-year-old telly actor was born in Detroit, Michigan, and solved crimes in Hawaii in the hit 1980s series.
So it was a shock for distant cousin Caroline Coffey, 55, when she found him on a branch of her family tree.
The retired child support worker revealed: “Tom’s great-great-grandfather Robert Jagger was born in Yorkshire in 1856 and one of his sons, Thomas, emigrated to America.
"My gran was a Jagger.”
Caroline said she found a picture of her great-grandad Robert and he was “a dead ringer” of Tom — with the same eyes and moustache.
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She said: “When I saw that, along with the other research I had done, I knew that Tom was part of our family.
“I always thought there was something about him.”
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