John Agar Biography
Birthday: January 31, 1921 (Aquarius)
Born In: Chicago, Illinois, United States
John George Agar Jr. was an American actor. In the early part of his career, he garnered fame for co-starring with John Wayne in films like ‘Sands of Iwo Jima’, ‘Fort Apache’, and ‘She Wore a Yellow Ribbon’. He then found success as a star of B-movies like ‘Tarantula’, ‘The Mole People’, ‘The Brain from Planet Arous’, ‘Revenge of the Creature’, ‘Flesh and the Spur,’ and ‘Hand of Death’. A native of Chicago, Agar served in the United States Army Air Corps before becoming an actor. His first wife was actress Shirley Temple, and through her, he found his early gigs as an actor. When they divorced in 1950, Agar experienced a period of turbulence in his professional life. Eventually, with the help of John Wayne, he once more found his footing in the entertainment industry. In his later years, he became a prominent TV actor. In 1981, Agar was awarded the Life Career Award by the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA. A decade later, he received the Golden Boot Award.