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Nate Barragar

Nate Barragar
Date of birth 3 June 1907
Place of birth Dearing, Kansas, United States
Date of death 10 August 1985
Place of death Santa Monica, California, USA
Career information
Position(s) C
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 212 lb (96 kg)
College Southern California
Career history
As player
1930 Minneapolis Red Jackets
1930-1931 Frankford Yellow Jackets
1931-1935 Green Bay Packers
Career stats
  • Playing stats at

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


  • Biography 1
  • Football career 2
  • Military service 3
  • Motion picture and television career 4
  • Personal life 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7


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.

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.


  1. ^ Packers Hall of Fame inductees at Packers News
  2. ^ Oakland Trubune via"Rift" 17 September 2011
  3. ^ Lubbock Avalanche-Journal via"Penthouse Princess Seen as Successor for 'Bobo' on Hearth of Rockefeller" 17 September 2011

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