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 (1948), initial film in the famed director's
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.
Pictured here with Richard Webb (Capt. Midnight) and signed by both