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Van Johnson

  • Birth 25 Aug 1916 Newport, Newport County, Rhode Island, USA
  • Death 12 Dec 2008 Nyack, Rockland County, New York, USA
  • Burial Cremated
  • Memorial ID 32135276

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".

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: C.S.
  • Added: 12 Dec 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 32135276
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Van Johnson (25 Aug 1916–12 Dec 2008), Find A Grave Memorial no. 32135276, ; Maintained by Find A Grave Cremated.