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Van Johnson (August 25, 1916 – December 12, 2008) was an American film and television actor and dancer who was a major star at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer studios during and after World War II.

Johnson was the embodiment of the "boy next door", playing "the red-haired, freckle-faced soldier, sailor or bomber pilot who used to live down the street" in MGM movies during the war years. At the time of his death in December 2008, he was one of the last surviving matinee idols of Hollywood's "golden age."

Description above from the Wikipedia article Van Johnson, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.  

Van Johnson (August 25, 1916 – December 12, 2008) was an American film and television actor and dancer who was a major star at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer studios during and after World War II.

Johnson was the embodiment of the "boy next door", playing "the red-haired, freckle-faced soldier, sailor or bomber pilot who used to live down the street" in MGM movies during the war years. At the time of his death in December 2008, he was one of the last surviving matinee idols of Hollywood's "golden age."

Description above from the Wikipedia article Van Johnson, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 116

Birthday 1916-08-25

Day of Death 2008-12-12

Place of Birth Newport, Rhode Island, USA

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

2000 American Masters: Finding Lucy as Himself
1992 Three Days To A Kill as Comm. Howard
1992 MGM: When the Lion Roars (3 episodes)
1990 Delta Force Commando II: Priority Red One as Gen. McCailland
1990 Flight from Paradise as Erzähler
1989 Killer Crocodile as Judge
1988 Bacall on Bogart as Himself
1986 Down there in the jungle as The professor
1985 The New Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1 episode)
1985 The Purple Rose of Cairo as Larry
1984 Murder, She Wrote (2 episodes)
1982 The Scorpion with Two Tails as Mulligan - Joan's father
1981 Aloha Paradise (1 episode)
1980 The Kidnapping of the President as Vice President Ethan Richards
1979 From Corleone to Brooklyn as Lieutenant Sturges
1979 Tales of the Unexpected (1 episode)
1979 The Concorde Affair as Captain Scott
1978 Getting Married as Philip Lawrence
1978 Black Beauty (5 episodes) as Horace Tompkins
1978 Superdome as Chip Green
1976 Quincy, M.E. (2 episodes)
1974 That's Entertainment! as (archive footage)
1974 Girl on the Late, Late Show as Johnny Leverett
1972 Maude (1 episode)
1971 Eye of the Spider as Prof. Orson Krüger
1971 McMillan & Wife (1 episode) as Harry Jerome
1971 Company of Killers as Sam Cahill
1970 San Francisco International as Lester Scott
1970 McCloud (1 episode)
1970 The Don Knotts Show (1 episode)
1970 Nanny and the Professor (1 episode)
1969 Love, American Style (1 episode)
1969 Eagles Over London as Air Marshal George Taylor
1968 Here's Lucy (1 episode)
1968 Yours, Mine and Ours as Warrant Officer Darrel Harrison
1968 Where Angels Go, Trouble Follows as Father Chase: The 'In' Group
1968 Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In (2 episodes)
1967 Divorce American Style as Al Yearling
1966 The Doomsday Flight as Capt. Anderson, Pilot
1966 Batman (2 episodes)
1964 The Hollywood Palace (3 episodes)
1963 Wives and Lovers as Bill Austin
1963 Vacation Playhouse (1 episode)
1963 Hollywood Without Make-Up
1961 Ben Casey (1 episode)
1960 The Enemy General as Allan Lemaire
1959 Subway in the Sky as Major Baxter Grant
1959 The DuPont Show with June Allyson (1 episode)
1959 Web of Evidence as Paul Mathry
1959 The Last Blitzkrieg as Sgt. Hans Von Kroner / Sgt. Leonard Richardson as Sgt. Hans Von Kroner / Sgt. Leonard Richardson
1957 The Pied Piper of Hamelin as Pied Piper / Truson
1957 Action of the Tiger as Carson
1957 Kelly and Me as Len Carmody
1957 Slander as Scott Ethan Martin
1956 Dick Powell's Zane Grey Theater (1 episode)
1956 The Dinah Shore Chevy Show (3 episodes)
1956 23 Paces to Baker Street as Phillip Hannon
1956 Miracle in the Rain as Pvt. Arthur 'Art' Hugenon
1956 The Bottom of the Bottle as Donald Martin / Eric Bell
1955 The End of the Affair as Maurice Bendrix
1954 Brigadoon as Jeff Douglas
1954 The Caine Mutiny as Lt. Stephen Maryk
1954 Men of the Fighting Lady as Lt. Thayer
1954 Siege at Red River as Capt. James S. Simmons / Jim Farraday
1954 The Last Time I Saw Paris as Charles Wills
1953 Easy to Love as Ray Lloyd
1953 Letter to Loretta (2 episodes)
1953 Remains to Be Seen as Waldo Williams
1953 The Academy Awards (1 episode)
1953 Confidentially Connie as Joe Bedloe
1953 General Electric Theater (1 episode)
1952 Plymouth Adventure as John Alden
1952 Washington Story as Joseph T. Gresham
1952 When In Rome as Father John X. Halligan
1952 Invitation as Daniel I. 'Dan' Pierce
1951 Too Young To Kiss as Eric Wainwright
1951 It's a Big Country as Rev. Adam Burch
1951 I Love Lucy (1 episode)
1951 Go for Broke! as Lt. Michael Grayson
1951 Three Guys Named Mike as Michael Lawrence
1951 Grounds for Marriage as Dr. Lincoln I. Bartlett
1950 Duchess Of Idaho as Dick Layne
1950 The Big Hangover as David Maldon
1949 Battleground as Holley
1949 In the Good Old Summertime as Andrew Delby Larkin
1949 Scene of the Crime as Mike Conovan
1949 Mother Is a Freshman as Professor Richard Michaels
1948 Command Decision as Technical Sergeant Immanuel T. Evans
1948 The Ed Sullivan Show (2 episodes)
1948 State of the Union as 'Spike' McManus
1948 The Bride Goes Wild as Greg Rawlings
1947 The Romance of Rosy Ridge as Henry Carson
1947 High Barbaree as Alec Brooke
1946 Till the Clouds Roll By as Bandleader in Elite Club
1946 Easy to Wed as William Stevens 'Bill' Chandler
1946 No Leave, No Love as Michael Hanlon
1945 Week-End at the Waldorf as Captain James Hollis
1945 Thrill of a Romance as Major Thomas Milvaine
1945 Between Two Women as Dr. Randall "Red" Adams
1944 Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo as Ted Lawson
1944 Two Girls and a Sailor as John Dyckman Brown III
1944 3 Men in White as Dr. Randall 'Red' Ames
1944 The White Cliffs of Dover as Sam Bennett
1944 A Guy Named Joe as Ted Randall
1944 Twenty Years After
1943 Madame Curie as Reporter
1943 Pilot #5 as Everett Arnold
1943 Dr. Gillespie's Criminal Case as Dr. Randall Adams
1943 The Human Comedy as Marcus Macauley
1942 Dr. Gillespie's New Assistant as Dr. Randall 'Red' Adams
1942 Somewhere I'll Find You as Wade Hall
1942 The War Against Mrs. Hadley as Michael Fitzpatrick
1942 For the Common Defense! as Agent Pritchard
1942 Murder in the Big House as Bert Bell
1940 Too Many Girls as Chorus Boy

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