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John Agar

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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Born:
Jan 31, 1921 In Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Movie/TV Credits:
44
First Appeared:
In the movie Fort Apache 1948-03-26
Latest Project:
series JoNaLu 2010-04-06
Known For
Filmography
Series JoNaLu Dr. Curt Taylor 2010-04-06
Series Samurai Banners Dr. Lang 2007-01-07
Series Vier Frauen und ein Todesfall Dr. Roger Bentley 2005-02-17
Movie The Naked Monster Dr. Clete Ferguson 2005-04-22
Movie The Vampire Hunters Club Reggie 2001-02-01
Movie The Perfect Bride Gramps 1991-06-26
Movie Nightbreed Gas Station Attendant / Victim 1990-02-16
Movie Fear Leonard Scott Levy 1990-07-15
Movie Miracle Mile Ivan Peters 1989-05-19
Movie Perfect Victims Dog-Walking Neighbor 1988-08-18
Movie King Kong City Official 1976-09-08
Movie Big Jake Bert Ryan 1971-05-26
Movie Chisum Amos Patton 1970-07-23
Movie The Undefeated Christian 1969-10-04
Movie Hell Raiders Maj. Ronald Paxton 1968-01-01
Movie The St. Valentine's Day Massacre Dion O'Bannion 1967-06-30
Movie Waco George Gates 1966-09-01
Movie Curse of the Swamp Creature Barry Rogers 1966-01-01
Movie Women of the Prehistoric Planet Dr. Farrell 1966-04-14
Movie Young Fury Dawson 1965-02-01
Movie Law of the Lawless Pete Stone 1964-05-13
Movie Of Love and Desire Gus Cole 1963-09-11
Movie Hand of Death Alex Marsh 1962-03-01
Movie Journey to the Seventh Planet Capt. Don Graham 1962-03-10
Movie Fall Girl Joe McElroy 1961-10-24
Movie Raymie Ike 1960-07-05
Movie Destination Space Col. Matthews 1959-01-01
Movie Invisible Invaders Maj. Bruce Jay 1959-05-15
Movie Jet Attack Capt. Tom Arnett 1958-02-15
Movie Attack of the Puppet People Bob Westley 1958-04-01
Movie Frontier Gun Sheriff Jim Crayle 1958-10-31
Movie Joe Butterfly Sgt. Dick Mason 1957-05-29
Movie The Brain from Planet Arous Steve March 1957-10-01
Movie Star in the Dust Sheriff Bill Jorden 1956-06-13
Movie Flesh and the Spur Luke Random 1956-09-25
Movie Revenge of the Creature Prof. Clete Ferguson 1955-07-22
Movie The Lonesome Trail Johnny Rush 1955-07-01
Movie Hold Back Tomorrow Joe Cardos 1955-11-01
Movie Bait Ray Brighton 1954-02-24
Movie The Golden Mistress Bill Buchanan 1954-10-29
Movie Adventure in Baltimore Tom Wade 1949-04-19
Movie Sands of Iwo Jima Pfc Peter Conway 1949-12-14
Movie She Wore a Yellow Ribbon Lt. Flint Cohill 1949-10-22
Movie Fort Apache 2nd Lt. Michael Shannon O'Rourke 1948-03-26