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Johnny Johnston (John C. Johnston)

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Biography

St. Louis, Missouri, USA
Nightclub singer; leading man in a few Hollywood musicals of the 1940's. Mr. Johnston began his career in small nightclubs and soon became a singer with Art Kassel and his band, "Kassels in the Air". He also appeared on many radio shows in the late 1930's. In 1942, he signed with Capitol Records - becoming one of the first four artists signed by the label - and recorded "That Old Black Magic", "I Don't Want to Walk Without You" and other songs. His recording of "Laura" sold more than a million copies. Read more...

Actor

Character: Johnnie Johnson- 'That Old Black Magic' Number

Star Spangled Rhythm 1942

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Character: Johnnie Jones

Mardi Gras 1943

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Character: John 'Two Point' Simpson

You Can't Ration Love 1944

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Character: Eddie Garrity

Unchained 1955

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Character: Himself - Singer

Texaco Star Theatre 1948

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Character: Himself

Home 1954

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Character: Himself - Singer

The Colgate Comedy Hour 1950

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