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John George Agar

John George Agar

Male 1921 - 2002  (81 years)

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  • Name John George Agar 
    Born 31 Jan 1921  Chicago, Cook, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Agar, John George
    Agar, John George
    John George Agar - Birth Certificate
    Gender Male 
    Died 7 Apr 2002  Burbank, Los Angeles, California Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 12 Apr 2002  Riverside National Cemetery, Riverside, Riverside, California Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Agar, John George
    Agar, John George
    John George Agar - military plaque
    Plot: Plot: Section 55A, Site 18
    Notes 
    • Bio of John George Agar
      Birth: Jan. 31, 1921
      Death: Apr. 7, 2002
      Actor. Born in Chicago, Illinois, he was the oldest of four children of a local meat packer. During World War II, he enlisted into the United States Army Air Force, and was stationed in Hollywood, California to provide Air Force assistance in making many of the patriotic movies during the war. It was there in 1944 that he met former child actress Shirley Temple, whom he married on September 19, 1945 (she was just 17 and he was 24). They were teamed together in the motion picture "Fort Apache" (1948); director John Ford's first of a trilogy of western cavalry movies starring John Wayne. They would both act together in a later movie, "Adventure in Baltimore" (1949), but Agar hit his peak in "She Wore a Yellow Ribbon" (1949), and "Sands of Iwo Jima" (1949). In late 1949, his acting career stalled and within months, the two partners were involved in a very messy and bitter divorce with highly publicized bouts of his drunkenness. This led to his receiving less that quality roles, and his career went to Grade B horror and science-fiction films, including such cult classics as "Tarantula" (1955), "The Mole People" (1956), "The Brain from Planet Arous" (1958), and "Invisible Invaders" (1959). His 1951 marriage to Loretta Combs proved more lasting, until her death in January 2000, and they would have two children of their own. He would also make guest appearances on television, appearing in such shows as "Rawhide", "Bat Masterson", "Lawman", "Death Valley Days", and "Branded". He was able to return to making westerns with friend John Wayne in "Chisum" (1970) and "Big Jake" (1971), but in his later years, he could be found back on television doing promotional roles. He would get guest appearances on later sci-fi movies, such as "The Curse of the Swamp Creature" (1966), "King Kong" (1976), and "The Vampire Hunters Club" (2001), mostly for the nostalgia appeal to older sci-fi viewers. A long time smoker, he died in April 2002 in Burbank, California from emphysema. (bio by: Kit and Morgan Benson)
    Person ID I1517  MRP Tree
    Last Modified 11 Feb 2014 

    Family Shirley Jane Temple,   b. 23 Apr 1928, Santa Monica, Los Angeles, California Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Feb 2014, Woodside, San Mateo, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Married 9 Sep 1945 
    Shirley Temple 1945 Wedding photo
    Shirley Temple 1945 Wedding photo
    Shirley Temple 1945 Wedding photo
    Children 
     1. Linda Susan Agar,   b. (LIVING)  [Birth]
    Last Modified 11 Feb 2014 18:15:29 
    Family ID F31  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 31 Jan 1921 - Chicago, Cook, Illinois Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 7 Apr 2002 - Burbank, Los Angeles, California Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 12 Apr 2002 - Riverside National Cemetery, Riverside, Riverside, California Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Agar, John George
    Agar, John George
    John George Agar
    Agar, John & Shirley 'Temple'
    Agar, John & Shirley "Temple"
    John & Shirley "Temple" Agar
    Agar, John & Shirley 'Temple'
    Agar, John & Shirley "Temple"
    John & Shirley "Temple" Agar
    Agar, John & Shirley 'Temple'
    Agar, John & Shirley "Temple"
    John & Shirley "Temple" Agar

  • Sources 
    1. [S531] Cook County, Illinois Birth Index, 1916-1935, Ancestry.com, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc).
      Name: John Agar
      Birth Date: 31 Jan 1921
      Birth Location: Cook County, IL
      File Number: 6007144
      Archive Collection Name: Cook County Genealogy Records (Births)
      Archive repository location: Chicago, IL
      Archive repository name: Cook County Clerk

    2. [S242] Cook County, Illinois, Birth Certificates Index, 1871-1922.
      Name: John George Agar
      Birth Date: 31 Jan 1921
      Birth Place: Chicago, Cook, Illinois
      Gender: Male
      Father Name: John G Agar
      Father's Birth Place: Chicago, Illinois
      Father's Age: 27
      Mother Name: Lillian Rogers
      Mother's Birth Place: Henrison, Texas
      Mother's Age: 24
      FHL Film Number: 1309491

    3. [S61 ] Find a Grave, Cemeteries, Headstones, Various Private and Public Records including: Actual Headstones and Cemetery Records, Find A Grave, BillionGraves, and U.S. Veterans Gravesites and U.S. Headstone Applications, ((Click link to Find a Grave etc)).
      Name: John George Jr Agar
      Service Info.: SGT US ARMY AIR FORCES WORLD WAR II
      Birth Date: 31 Jan 1921
      Death Date: 7 Apr 2002
      Service Start Date: 29 Mar 1943
      Interment Date: 12 Apr 2002
      Cemetery: Riverside National Cemetery
      Cemetery Address: 22495 Van Buren Boulevard Riverside, CA 92518
      Buried At: Section 55a Site 18


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