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Van Johnson

​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.


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Born:
Aug 25, 1916 In Newport, Rhode Island, U.S.
Movie/TV Credits:
113
First Appeared:
In the movie Too Many Girls 1940-10-08
Latest Project:
Movie American Masters: Finding Lucy 2000-12-03
Known For
Poster of Brigadoon
Poster of I Love Lucy
Poster of Easy to Wed
Poster of Thrill of a Romance
Filmography
Movie American Masters: Finding Lucy Himself 2000-12-03
Series MGM: When the Lion Roars 1992-03-22
Movie Three Days To A Kill Comm. Howard 1992-11-25
Movie Delta Force Commando II: Priority Red One Gen. McCailland 1990-11-17
Movie Flight from Paradise Erzähler 1990-01-01
Movie Killer Crocodile Judge 1989-11-15
Movie Bacall on Bogart Himself 1988-03-13
Series The New Alfred Hitchcock Presents Unknown 1985-05-05
Movie The Purple Rose of Cairo Larry 1985-03-01
Series Murder, She Wrote Unknown 1984-09-30
Movie The Scorpion with Two Tails Mulligan - Joan's father 1982-09-17
Series Aloha Paradise Unknown 1981-02-25
Movie The Kidnapping of the President Vice President Ethan Richards 1980-08-15
Movie The Concorde Affair Captain Scott 1979-03-23
Movie From Corleone to Brooklyn Lieutenant Sturges 1979-04-13
Series Tales of the Unexpected Unknown 1979-03-24
Series Black Beauty Horace Tompkins 1978-01-31
Movie Superdome Chip Green 1978-01-09
Series Quincy, M.E. Unknown 1976-10-03
Series Rich Man, Poor Man 1976-02-01
Movie That's Entertainment! (archive footage) 1974-06-21
Movie Girl on the Late, Late Show Johnny Leverett 1974-04-01
Series Maude Unknown 1972-09-12
Movie Eye of the Spider Prof. Orson Krüger 1971-11-01
Series McMillan & Wife Harry Jerome 1971-09-17
Movie Company of Killers Sam Cahill 1971-01-01
Series Nanny and the Professor Unknown 1970-01-21
Series McCloud Unknown 1970-09-16
Series The Don Knotts Show Unknown 1970-09-15
Movie San Francisco International Lester Scott 1970-09-29
Series Love, American Style Unknown 1969-09-29
Movie Eagles Over London Air Marshal George Taylor 1969-09-20
Series Here's Lucy Unknown 1968-09-23
Movie Yours, Mine and Ours Warrant Officer Darrel Harrison 1968-04-24
Movie Where Angels Go, Trouble Follows Father Chase: The 'In' Group 1968-04-10
Series Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In Unknown 1968-01-22
Movie Divorce American Style Al Yearling 1967-06-21
Movie The Doomsday Flight Capt. Anderson, Pilot 1966-12-13
Series Batman Unknown 1966-01-12
Series The Hollywood Palace Unknown 1964-01-04
Movie Hollywood Without Make-Up 1963-07-01
Series Vacation Playhouse Unknown 1963-07-22
Movie Wives and Lovers Bill Austin 1963-08-29
Series Ben Casey Unknown 1961-10-02
Movie The Enemy General Allan Lemaire 1960-10-18
Movie Subway in the Sky Major Baxter Grant 1959-11-01
Series The DuPont Show with June Allyson Unknown 1959-09-21
Movie Web of Evidence Paul Mathry 1959-04-28
Movie Le dernier Blitzkrieg Sgt. Hans Von Kroner / Sgt. Leonard Richardson 1959-01-01
Movie The Pied Piper of Hamelin Pied Piper / Truson 1957-11-26
Movie Action of the Tiger Carson 1957-08-30
Movie Kelly and Me Len Carmody 1957-04-10
Movie Slander Scott Ethan Martin 1957-01-18
Movie The Bottom of the Bottle Donald Martin / Eric Bell 1956-02-01
Movie Miracle in the Rain Pvt. Arthur 'Art' Hugenon 1956-03-31
Movie 23 Paces to Baker Street Phillip Hannon 1956-05-18
Series Dick Powell's Zane Grey Theater Unknown 1956-10-05
Series The Dinah Shore Chevy Show Unknown 1956-10-05
Movie The End of the Affair Maurice Bendrix 1955-02-23
Movie Brigadoon Jeff Douglas 1954-09-08
Movie The Caine Mutiny Lt. Stephen Maryk 1954-06-23
Movie Men of the Fighting Lady Lt. Thayer 1954-05-07
Movie Siege at Red River Capt. James S. Simmons / Jim Farraday 1954-05-01
Movie The Last Time I Saw Paris Charles Wills 1954-01-01
Series The Academy Awards Unknown 1953-03-18
Movie Confidentially Connie Joe Bedloe 1953-03-12
Series General Electric Theater Unknown 1953-02-01
Movie Remains to Be Seen Waldo Williams 1953-05-15
Series Letter to Loretta Unknown 1953-09-20
Movie Easy to Love Ray Lloyd 1953-12-25
Movie Plymouth Adventure John Alden 1952-11-28
Movie Washington Story Joseph T. Gresham 1952-07-18
Movie When In Rome Father John X. Halligan 1952-05-11
Movie Invitation Daniel I. 'Dan' Pierce 1952-01-29
Movie Too Young To Kiss Eric Wainwright 1951-11-22
Movie It's a Big Country Rev. Adam Burch 1951-11-20
Series I Love Lucy Unknown 1951-10-15
Movie Go for Broke! Lt. Michael Grayson 1951-05-04
Movie Three Guys Named Mike Michael Lawrence 1951-03-01
Movie Grounds for Marriage Dr. Lincoln I. Bartlett 1951-01-19
Movie Duchess Of Idaho Dick Layne 1950-07-14
Movie The Big Hangover David Maldon 1950-05-26
Movie Mother Is a Freshman Professor Richard Michaels 1949-03-12
Movie Scene of the Crime Mike Conovan 1949-07-28
Movie Battleground Holley 1949-11-09
Movie In the Good Old Summertime Andrew Delby Larkin 1949-07-29
Movie Command Decision Technical Sergeant Immanuel T. Evans 1948-12-23
Series The Ed Sullivan Show Unknown 1948-06-20
Movie State of the Union 'Spike' McManus 1948-04-30
Movie The Bride Goes Wild Greg Rawlings 1948-03-03
Movie The Romance of Rosy Ridge Henry Carson 1947-08-04
Movie High Barbaree Alec Brooke 1947-05-01
Movie Till the Clouds Roll By Bandleader in Elite Club 1946-12-05
Movie Easy to Wed William Stevens 'Bill' Chandler 1946-07-25
Movie No Leave, No Love Michael Hanlon 1946-03-10
Movie Week-End at the Waldorf Captain James Hollis 1945-10-04
Movie Thrill of a Romance Major Thomas Milvaine 1945-05-23
Movie Between Two Women Dr. Randall "Red" Adams 1945-03-28
Movie A Guy Named Joe Ted Randall 1944-03-01
Movie Twenty Years After 1944-01-01
Movie Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo Ted Lawson 1944-11-15
Movie The White Cliffs of Dover Sam Bennett 1944-05-11
Movie 3 Men in White Dr. Randall 'Red' Ames 1944-05-25
Movie Two Girls and a Sailor John Dyckman Brown III 1944-06-14
Movie Madame Curie Reporter 1943-12-15
Movie Pilot #5 Everett Arnold 1943-06-24
Movie Dr. Gillespie's Criminal Case Dr. Randall Adams 1943-05-08
Movie The Human Comedy Marcus Macauley 1943-03-02
Movie Dr. Gillespie's New Assistant Dr. Randall 'Red' Adams 1942-11-01
Movie Somewhere I'll Find You Wade Hall 1942-08-27
Movie The War Against Mrs. Hadley Michael Fitzpatrick 1942-08-07
Movie Murder in the Big House Bert Bell 1942-04-11
Movie Too Many Girls Chorus Boy 1940-10-08