Actions
Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Discussion Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Van Johnson
Birth: Aug. 25, 1916
Newport
Newport County
Rhode Island, USA
Death: Dec. 12, 2008
Nyack
Rockland County
New York, USA

Actor. He was a leading man of stage, motion pictures and television from the late 1930s until the early 1990s. Known for his boy next door persona, he had memorable roles in the pictures "Dr. Gillespie's New Assistant" (1942), "Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo" (1944), "Battleground" (1949), "The Caine Mutiny" (1954) and "Miracle in the Rain" (1956). Born Charles Van Johnson in Newport, Rhode Island, he began performing in local stage productions while in high school. After making his Broadway debut in the musical "New Faces of 1936", he appeared in the George Abbott productions "Too Many Girls" (1939 to 1940) and "Pal Joey" (1941). Among his other film credits are "State of the Union" (1948), "In the Good Old Summertime" (1949), "The Last Time I Saw Paris" (1954), "The Bottom of the Bottle" (1956), "Battle Squadron" (1969) and "The Purple Rose of Cairo" (1985). His television credits include "Ben Casey", "Batman", "Quincy M.E.", "The Love Boat", and the mini-series "Rich Man, Poor Man". (bio by: C.S.) 
 
Burial:
Cremated
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: C.S.
Record added: Dec 12, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 32135276
Van Johnson
Added by: Bobb Edwards
 
Van Johnson
Added by: Ishi
 
Photos may be scaled.
Click on image for full size.


- Frank R. Adamski
 Added: May. 24, 2014
Because We Never Met, I Came To Visit You Today Van, May You Rest in Peace.
- Robert David Miller
 Added: May. 21, 2014
Mr. Wonderful :o) RIP XXOO
- Kerry
 Added: May. 5, 2014
There are 795 more notes not showing...
Click here to view all notes...
How famous was this person?
Current ranking for this person: (4.6 after 337 votes)
 

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service