About John Agar
John Agar is an actor who debuted in 1948 with the film 'Fort Apache'.
John Agar was best known for his films 'Fort Apache', 'She Wore a Yellow Ribbon', 'Tarantula', 'Hand of Death', and 'The Mole People'. The film actor died when he was 81 in Burbank, California.
Born on January 31, 1921, John Agar was the eldest son of John George Agar and Lilian. He is also known as John George Agar Jr. His birthplace was Chicago, Illinois. Agar got his education from both the Harvard School and Lake Forest Academy. Agar served in the military before becoming an actor.
John appeared alongside John Wayne in the movie 'She Wore a Yellow Ribbon' in 1949. In his entire career as an actor, Agar was mostly seen playing leading roles in films. He was famous for his characters George Hastings, Sheriff Clint Crawford, Tom Baxter, Alex Marsh, Steve March, Mike Anderson, and many others.
The actor was married to Shirley Temple and the couple had a daughter named Linda Susan Agar. After they got divorced, he became the husband of Loretta Barnett Combs. Martin Agar and John G. Agar are their two sons.
In 2002, Agar died in Burbank, California.
John Agar Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits
What was John Agar’s net worth?
Agar had an estimated net worth of $1.5 million.
How much did John Agar earn per year?
The exact earnings how much Agar earned in a year is unavailable. Agar's earnings were mostly from his career as an actor and television personality.
Height, Age & Physical Attributes
How tall was John Agar?
Agar had a height of 6 ft (183 cm).
How old was John Agar?
Born in Chicago, Illinois, Agar was 81 years old when he died in 2002 in Burbank, California.
Childhood And Education
John Agar was a student of Harvard school in Chicago. Later he attended Lake Forest Academy in Chicago, Illinois. John Agar had done his graduation from New York.
After his father's death, Agar and his family moved to Los Angeles.
In 1941, he joined the Navy Air Corps where he finished his basic training. Due to an ear infection that affected his balance, he was medically discharged from the Navy in 1943. John Agar served as a sergeant and instructed physical training in the United States Army Air Corps. He left his service in 1946.
Family, Romance, And Relationships
Who was John Agar’s partner?
In 1945, at the age of 24, John Agar married 17-year-old Shirley temple, an actress. His marriage however ended in 1949. Agar and Shirley had a daughter named Linda Susan Agar. In 1951, John remarried Loretta Barnett Combs. John and Loretta had two sons Martin Agar and John G. Agar. John and Loretta remained together for years until she died in 2000.
Career And Professional Highlights
Best Known For…
After his marriage to Shirley Temple, John Agar signed a five-year contract with David O. Selznick, boss of Shirley temple. He made his debut in 1948 in 'Fort Apache' opposite Shirley Temple directed by John Ford. The film also starred John Wayne and Henry Fonda. After, Fort Apache, the director's second movie was 'She Wore a Yellow Ribbon'. Wayne and Agar were the cast of 'She Wore a Yellow Ribbon' (1949). The movie went on to become a hit and is known as a classic.
He again got a chance to act with Shirley Temple in his next film 'Adventure in Baltimore' (1949).
'The Woman on Pier 13' (1950) was Agar's first movie without his wife as an actress in the film. He also became a part of the Warner Bros war film 'Breakthrough' (1950) which was a success at the box office. He was subsequently cast in another Warner Bros film 'Along the Great Divide' (1951). John Agar was also cast in the 'Magic Carpet' (1951) alongside Lucille Ball.
In 1957, Agar played the role of George Hastings in Daughter of Dr. Jekyll. In the same year, he was seen acting as Steve march in 'The Brain from Planet Arous'.
In the movie 'Night Fright' (1967), he played the character of Sheriff Clint Crawford. He had a supporting role as 'Tom Baxter in Rocket Man' (1954). In the 'Shield of Murder' (1954), he was seen as Mark Brewster. He appeared as Sergeant Dick Mason in the comedy film 'Joe Butterly' (1957). He played the role of a researcher Alex Marsh in 'Hand of Death' (1962).
In 1970, he played the role of Amos Patton in 'Chisum'.
The last films he acted in were 'Miracle Mile' (1988) and 'Nightbreed' (1990).
Agar has also worked extensively on television. He first appeared on an episode of 'Perry Mason' in 1959. He has acted in an episode of the TV series 'Rawhide' where he played the character of Mike Anderson.
Other television episodes he has acted in include 'Rawhide', 'Ripcord', 'Lawman', 'Family Affair', and 'Highway to Heaven'.
What awards did John Agar win?
In 1981, Agar won the Life Career Award awarded by the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA. In 1991, he won the Golden Boot Award.
Other Interesting John Agar Facts And Trivia
- Between 1950-1960, John Agar played lead characters in several science fiction movies.
- Agar and Wayne had worked together in six movies. These include 'She Wore a Yellow Ribbon', 'Fort Apache', 'Chisum', 'Big Jake', and 'Sands of Iwo Jima'.
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