Nate Barragar
Born:(1907-06-03)June 3, 1907
Dearing, Kansas, US
Died:August 10, 1985(1985-08-10) (aged 78)
Santa Monica, California, US
Career information
Height6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight212 lb (96 kg)
Career history
As player
1930Minneapolis Red Jackets
1930–1931Frankford Yellow Jackets
1931–1935Green Bay Packers

Nathan Robert Barragar (June 3, 1907 – August 10, 1985) was an American collegiate and professional football player.


Barragar was the only son of Nathaniel Hawthorne Barragar (1872–1943), a clergyman, and Olive Jan (Littleton) Barragar (1875–1955). The family moved to Yakima, Washington, then eventually settled in Los Angeles. Nathan played high school football in San Fernando.[citation needed]

Football career

An All-American at USC (1929), and an All-Pro for the Green Bay Packers (1931–1932, 1934–1935), he also played for the Minneapolis Red Jackets (1930), and the Frankford Yellow Jackets (1930, 1931). Inducted into the USC Athletic Hall of Fame in 2003, and the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame in 1979.[1]

Military service

Barragar served in the United States Army during World War II, attaining the rank of Sergeant.

Motion picture and television career

He began working in films while playing pro football. His credits as a motion picture and television director, production manager, and producer include Gunga Din, Hondo, and Sands of Iwo Jima, and on such television series as The Gene Autry Show, The Roy Rogers Show, Adventures of Superman, Have Gun – Will Travel, Gunsmoke, and Julia.

Personal life

On 29 November 1935, Barragar married Seattle socialite Jeanette Edris, who left him less than three months later.[2] She married her fourth husband, Winthrop Rockefeller, in 1956.[3] He remained married to his second wife, Dorothea Earle, until his death.