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John Agar

​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.   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:
71
First Appeared:
In the movie Fort Apache 1948-03-26
Latest Project:
Movie The Naked Monster 2005-04-22
Known For
Poster of Invasion of Privacy
Poster of Family Affair
Poster of The Lonesome Trail
Poster of The Golden Mistress
Filmography

The Naked Monster (2005)

Comedy Horror
Movie
as Dr. Clete Ferguson
3 2 votes

The Vampire Hunters Club (2001)

Movie
as Reggie

Body Bags (1993)

Horror
Movie
as Dr. Lang
5.8 34 votes

Invasion of Privacy (1992)

Thriller
Movie
as Old Convict

The Perfect Bride (1991)

Horror TV Movie Thriller Mystery Drama
Movie
as Gramps
5 1 votes

Nightbreed (1990)

Action Drama Fantasy Horror
Movie
as Gas Station Attendant / Victim
6.5 82 votes

Fear (1990)

Horror Thriller
Movie
as Leonard Scott Levy
6.9 7 votes

Miracle Mile (1989)

Science Fiction Thriller
Movie
as Ivan Peters
7.1 41 votes

Perfect Victims (1988)

Crime Horror
Movie
as Dog-Walking Neighbor

The Twilight Zone (1985)

Sci-Fi & Fantasy Drama
Series
as Unknown
7.3 34 votes

Highway to Heaven (1984)

Sci-Fi & Fantasy Drama Family
Series
as Unknown
6.2 18 votes

Mr. No Legs (1979)

Drama Action
Movie
as Police Captain
6.2 3 votes

Charlie's Angels (1976)

Action & Adventure
Series
as Unknown
5.5 29 votes

King Kong (1976)

Action Adventure Drama Horror Science Fiction
Movie
5.8 117 votes

Big Jake (1971)

Action Western
Movie
as Bert Ryan
6.7 45 votes

Chisum (1970)

Action Western
Movie
as Amos Patton
6.8 29 votes

The Undefeated (1969)

Western
Movie
as Christian
5.7 15 votes

Hell Raiders (1968)

TV Movie War Drama
Movie
as Maj. Ronald Paxton

Night Fright (1967)

Science Fiction Horror
Movie
as Sheriff Clint Crawford
2.5 2 votes

The St. Valentine's Day Massacre (1967)

Crime Drama History
Movie
as Dion O'Bannion
5.8 17 votes

Hondo (1967)

Western
Series
as Unknown

Zontar: The Thing from Venus (1966)

TV Movie Science Fiction Horror
Movie
as Dr. Curt Taylor
2.5 3 votes

Johnny Reno (1966)

Action Western
Movie
as Ed Tomkins
6.8 2 votes

Curse of the Swamp Creature (1966)

TV Movie Science Fiction Horror
Movie
as Barry Rogers
1.3 3 votes

Women of the Prehistoric Planet (1966)

Adventure Science Fiction Action
Movie
as Dr. Farrell
2.3 4 votes

Family Affair (1966)

Comedy
Series
as Unknown
5.6 5 votes

Waco (1966)

Action Romance Western
Movie
2 1 votes

Branded (1965)

Western
Series
as Unknown
8.2 5 votes

Young Fury (1965)

Movie
as Dawson
7 2 votes

Law of the Lawless (1964)

Western
Movie
7 1 votes

Of Love and Desire (1963)

Drama
Movie
as Gus Cole

The Young and the Brave (1963)

War
Movie
as Intelligence Captain
6 1 votes

Hand of Death (1962)

Action Foreign
Movie
as Alex Marsh
3 2 votes

The Virginian (1962)

Western Drama
Series
as Unknown
7 1 votes

Journey to the Seventh Planet (1962)

Adventure Fantasy Horror Science Fiction
Movie
as Capt. Don Graham
5 10 votes

Fall Girl (1961)

Drama
Movie
as Joe McElroy

Raymie (1960)

Drama
Movie
as Ike

Destination Space (1959)

Science Fiction TV Movie
Movie
as Col. Matthews
4 1 votes

Rawhide (1959)

Western
Series
as Unknown
7.4 8 votes

Invisible Invaders (1959)

Science Fiction Horror
Movie
as Maj. Bruce Jay
5.1 12 votes

Jet Attack (1958)

War Drama
Movie
as Capt. Tom Arnett
3.5 2 votes

The Day of the Trumpet (1958)

Movie
as Sgt. Judd Norcutt

Attack of the Puppet People (1958)

Horror Science Fiction
Movie
as Bob Westley
4.6 9 votes

Bat Masterson (1958)

Western
Series
as Unknown
7.5 2 votes

Joe Butterfly (1957)

Comedy
Movie
as Sgt. Dick Mason
6.5 1 votes

Daughter of Dr. Jekyll (1957)

Fantasy Horror
Movie
as George Hastings
5.5 2 votes

Perry Mason (1957)

Mystery Drama Crime Family
Series
as Unknown
7.8 21 votes

The Brain from Planet Arous (1957)

Horror Science Fiction Thriller
Movie
as Steve March
5 4 votes

Star in the Dust (1956)

Western
Movie
as Sheriff Bill Jorden
3.4 4 votes

The Mole People (1956)

Adventure Fantasy Horror Science Fiction
Movie
as Dr. Roger Bentley
4.5 11 votes

Flesh and the Spur (1956)

Western
Movie
as Luke Random
4 1 votes

The Lonesome Trail (1955)

Western
Movie
as Johnny Rush

Revenge of the Creature (1955)

Horror Science Fiction
Movie
as Prof. Clete Ferguson
5.7 21 votes

Hold Back Tomorrow (1955)

Movie
as Joe Cardos
7 1 votes

Tarantula (1955)

Horror Science Fiction Thriller
Movie
as Dr. Matt Hastings
6 47 votes

The Rocket Man (1954)

Science Fiction Comedy
Movie
as Tom Baxter

Bait (1954)

Thriller
Movie
as Ray Brighton
5.5 2 votes

Climax! (1954)

Drama Mystery
Series
as Unknown
6 1 votes

The Golden Mistress (1954)

Adventure Horror
Movie
as Bill Buchanan

Shield for Murder (1954)

Crime
Movie
as Det. Sgt. Mark Brewster
4 1 votes

General Electric Theater (1953)

Comedy Drama
Series
as Unknown

Letter to Loretta (1953)

Drama
Series
as Unknown

Along the Great Divide (1951)

Western Adventure Romance
Movie
as Billy Shear
7.7 3 votes

The Magic Carpet (1951)

Adventure Fantasy
Movie
as Abdullah al Husan / Dr. Ramoth / The Scarlet Falcon

Schlitz Playhouse of Stars (1951)

Drama Comedy
Series
as Unknown

Breakthrough (1950)

War
Movie
as Lt. Joe Mallory
6.3 2 votes

Adventure in Baltimore (1949)

Comedy Family Romance
Movie
as Tom Wade
5 5 votes

Sands of Iwo Jima (1949)

Action Drama History War
Movie
as Pfc Peter Conway
6.3 24 votes

The Woman on Pier 13 (1949)

Drama Thriller
Movie
as Don Lowry
5.3 4 votes

She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (1949)

Western
Movie
as Lt. Flint Cohill
7.2 50 votes

Fort Apache (1948)

Western
Movie
as 2nd Lt. Michael Shannon O'Rourke
6.8 54 votes