Nascimento: 31 de Janeiro de 1921 (81 years)
Falecimento: 7 de Abril de 2002
Chicago, Illinois, USA
John Agar was born in Chicago, the eldest of four children. In World War II, Sgt. John Agar was a United States Army Air Force physical instructor. His 1945 marriage at the Wilshire Memorial Church to "America's Sweetheart" Shirley Temple put him in the public eye for the first time, and a movie contract with independent producer David O. Selznick quickly ensued.
Agar debuted opposite John Wayne, Henry Fonda and Temple in John Ford's Fort Apache - Sangue de Heróis (1948), initial film in the famed director's "Cavalry Trilogy".
His marriage to Shirley Temple ended in 1949, while his movie career continued.
Popular with fans of Westerns and sci-fi flicks, Agar was a staple at film conventions and autograph shows.
In 1972 "Famous Monsters of Filmland" Magazine reported John Agar "Dead"!! Agar lived to autograph several copies of the articles.
His marriage to actress Shirley Temple started his film career in the 1940s.
The claim that he had done a "pink film" in Denmark was a gag. He starred in Journey to the Seventh Planet (1962), which was shot in Denmark, by writer/producer/director Sidney W. Pink.
Interviewed in Tom Weaver's books "Interviews with B Science Fiction and Horror Movie Makers" (McFarland & Co., 1988) and "They Fought in the Creature Features" (McFarland & Co., 1995).
He has an entry in Jean Tulard's "Dictionnaire du cinéma/Les acteurs" published in Paris in 2007 by RobertLaffont/Bouquins (page 14).
Father, with Shirley Temple, of daughter Linda Susan Agar (born on January 30, 1948).