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Van Johnson (Charles Van Dell Johnson)

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Newport, Rhode Island, USA
Van Johnson was the well-mannered nice guy on screen you wanted your daughter to marry. This fair, freckled and invariably friendly-looking MGM song-and-dance star of the 40s emerged a box office favorite (1944-1946) and second only to heartthrob Frank Sinatra during what gossipmonger Hedda Hopper dubbed the "Bobby-Soxer Blitz" era. Johnson's musical timing proved just as adroit as his career timing for he was able to court WWII stardom as a regimented MGM symbol of the war effort with an impressive parade of earnest soldiers. Read more...

Actor

Character: Ted Randall

A Guy Named Joe 1943

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Character: Marcus Macauley

The Human Comedy 1943

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Character: Everett Arnold

Pilot #5 1943

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Character: John Dyckman Brown III

Two Girls and a Sailor 1944

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Character: Captain James Hollis

Week-End at the Waldorf 1945

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Character: Maj. Thomas Milvaine

Thrill of a Romance 1945

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Character: Bandleader in Elite Club

Till the Clouds Roll By 1946

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Character: William Stevens 'Bill' Chandler

Easy to Wed 1946

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Character: Andrew Delby Larkin

In the Good Old Summertime 1949

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Character: Professor Richard Michaels

Mother Is a Freshman 1949

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Character: Ray Lloyd

Easy to Love 1953

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Character: Charles Wills

The Last Time I Saw Paris 1954

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Character: Lt. Howard Thayer

Men of the Fighting Lady 1954

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Character: Capt. James S. Simmons / Jim Farraday

Siege at Red River 1954

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Character: Himself - Comedian

The Easter Seal Teleparade of Stars 1955

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Character: Pvt. Arthur 'Art' Hugenon

Miracle in the Rain 1956

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Character: Donald Martin / Eric Bell

The Bottom of the Bottle 1956

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Character: Pied Piper / Truson

The Pied Piper of Hamelin 1957

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Character: Len Carmody

Kelly and Me 1957

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Character: Maj. Baxter Grant

Subway in the Sky 1959

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Character: Al Yearling

Divorce American Style 1967

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Character: Warrant Officer Darrel Harrison

Yours, Mine and Ours 1968

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Character: Father Chase: The 'In' Group

Where Angels Go Trouble Follows! 1968

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Character: President Chester Hardgrove

Call Her Mom 1972

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Character: Comm. Howard

Three Days to a Kill 1992

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Character: Mr. Ranthow

Clowning Around 1992

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Character: Old Narrator

Fuga dal paradiso 1990

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Character: Himself - Honoree

The 35th Annual Thalians Gala 1990

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Character: Himself - Presenter: Best Book of a Musical

The 39th Annual Tony Awards 1985

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Character: Himself - Memorial Tribute

The 81st Annual Academy Awards 2009

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Character: Himself

Ryan's Hope 1975

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Character: Himself - Guest Host

The Loretta Young Show 1953

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Character: Himself

Here's Lucy 1968

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Character: Lt. Michael Grayson

Go for Broke! 1951

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Character: Harry Jerome

McMillan & Wife 1971

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Character: Himself

Shower of Stars 1954

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Character: Tech. Sgt. Immanuel T. Evans

Command Decision 1948

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Character: Eric Wainwright

Too Young to Kiss 1951

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Character: Himself

The Dean Martin Show 1965

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Character: Himself

Laugh-In 1967

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Character: Gus Webster

One Day at a Time 1975

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Character: Gerry T. Armstrong

Tales of the Unexpected 1979

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Character: Himself

Night of 100 Stars II 1985

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Character: Terry Tyler

The Ann Sothern Show 1958

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Character: Himself

Night of 100 Stars 1982

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Character: Frank Gilette

Zane Grey Theater 1956

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