John George Agar Jr. was an American film and television actor. He is best known for starring alongside John Wayne in the films Sands of Iwo Jima, Fort Apache, and She Wore a Yellow Ribbon. In his later career he was the star of B movies, such as Tarantula, The Mole People, The Brain from Planet Arous, Revenge of the Creature, Flesh and the Spur and Hand of Death. He was the first husband of Shirley Temple. Agar's career suffered in the wake of his divorce, but he developed a niche playing leading men in low-budget science fiction, Western, and horror movies in the 1950s and 1960s. John Wayne gave him several supporting roles in the late 1960s and early 1970s. In later years he worked extensively in television.
|Born:||John George Agar Jr, January 31, 1921, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.|
|Died:||April 7, 2002, Burbank, California, U.S.|
|Resting place:||Riverside National Cemetery|
|IMDb:||John Agar's IMDb|
About John Agar
Actor who appeared with John Wayne in Fort Apache, She Wore a Yellow Ribbon, and the WWII film, Sands of Iwo Jima. His other films include The Brain from Planet Arous and Revenge of the Creature.
John Agar Before Fame
He grew up in Chicago and New York as the son of a meat packer.
Achievement of John Agar
His later career was marked by appearances in such B-movies as The Mole People and Tarantula.
John Agar Family Life
He was briefly married to actress Shirley Temple, with whom he had a daughter. Later, he had two sons with his second wife, Loretta Combs.
Associations of John Agar
He co-starred with Lucille Ball in The Magic Carpet, a 1951 film.
Information related to John Agar
- Lake Forest Academy alumni
- Burials at Riverside National Cemetery
- Military personnel from California
- Male actors from Chicago
- United States Army Air Forces soldiers