John Agar

John Agar

  • Born on
    • January 31st, 1921
  • Died on
    • April 7th, 2002
John G. Agar (January 31, 1921 – April 7, 2002) was an American actor. He starred alongside John Wayne in the films Sands of Iwo Jima and She Wore a Yellow Ribbon, but was later relegated to B movies, such as Tarantula, The Mole People, The Brain from Planet Arous, Flesh and the Spur, and Hand of Death. He also starred with Lucille Ball in the 1951 movie The Magic Carpet. Agar was born in Chicago, Illinois, the son of Lillian (née Rogers) and John Agar, Sr., a meat packer (see Agar Hams). He was educated at the Harvard School for Boys in Chicago and Lake Forest Academy in Lake Forest, Illinois and graduated from Trinity-Pawling Preparatory School in Pawling, New York, but did not attend college. He and his family moved from Chicago to Los Angeles in 1942, following his father’s death. During World War II he served in the Army Air Corps, and he was a sergeant at the time he left the army in 1946. He was Shirley Temple's first husband (1945–1950), and they worked together in Fort Apache. His marriage to Temple lasted five years and they had one daughter together, Linda Susan Agar, who was later known as Susan Black, taking the surname of her stepfather Charles Alden Black. Following his divorce from Temple, Agar was married in 1951 to model Loretta Barnett Combs (1922–2000). They remained married until her death in 2000. They had two sons, Martin Agar and John G. Agar III. Agar died on April 7, 2002 at Burbank, California of complications from emphysema. He was buried beside his wife at Riverside National Cemetery in Riverside, California. Agar made six movies with John Wayne: Fort Apache, Sands of Iwo Jima, Big Jake, Chisum, The Undefeated and She Wore a Yellow Ribbon. He also made two movies with Shirley Temple, Fort Apache and Adventure in Baltimore, also starring Robert Young. He is mentioned in the Frank Zappa song "The Radio is Broken" from the album The Man From Utopia (1983). Description above from the Wikipedia article John Agar, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Acting (28 Credits)

1993Body Bags as Dr. Lang
1990Fear as Leonard Scott LevyWatch Free
1990Nightbreed as Gas Station Attendant / Victim
1988Miracle Mile as Ivan Peters
1976King Kong as City Official
1971Big Jake as Bert Ryan
1970Chisum as Amos Patton
1969The Undefeated as Christian
1968Curse of the Swamp Creature as Barry RogersWatch Free
1967Zontar: The Thing from Venus as Dr. Curt TaylorWatch Free
1967Night Fright as Sheriff Clint CrawfordWatch Free
1967The St. Valentine's Day Massacre as Dion O'Bannion
1966Women of the Prehistoric Planet as Dr. Farrell
1962Journey to the Seventh Planet as Capt. Don Graham
1959Invisible Invaders as Maj. Bruce Jay
1958Attack of the Puppet People as Bob Westley
1957The Brain from Planet Arous as Steve March
1957Daughter of Dr. Jekyll as George Hastings
1956The Mole People as Dr. Roger Bentley
1956Star in the Dust as Sheriff Bill Jorden
1955Tarantula as Dr. Matt Hastings
1955Revenge of the Creature as Prof. Clete Ferguson
1954Shield for Murder as Det. Sgt. Mark Brewster
1951Along the Great Divide as Billy Shear
1949Sands of Iwo Jima as PFC Peter T. 'Pete' Conway
1949She Wore a Yellow Ribbon as Lt. Flint Cohill
1949The Woman on Pier 13 as Don Lowry
1948Fort Apache as 2nd Lt. Michael Shannon O'Rourke


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