Van Johnson

Van Johnson
1916 - 2008

Van Johnson  American Actor


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 during and after World War II....

Confirmed Relationships1
Longest Relationship22 yrs, 4 mths
Shortest Relationship22 yrs, 4 mths
Average Relationship Length22 yrs, 4 mths
Rumored Relationships8
First Name Charles
Middle Name Van Dell
Last Name Johnson
Full Name at Birth Charles Van Dell Johnson
Age 92 (age at death) years
Birthday 25th August, 1916
Birthplace Newport, Rhode Island
Died 12th December, 2008
Place of Death Nyack, New York
Cause of Death Natural Causes
Height 6' 1" (185 cm)
Build Average
Eye Color Green
Hair Color Brown - Light
Zodiac Sign Virgo
Sexuality Straight
Ethnicity White
Nationality American
Occupation Text Actor, Dancer, Singer
Occupation Actor
Claim to Fame I Remember Paris (movie)
Year(s) Active 1935–1992
Father Charles E. Johnson
Mother Loretta Snyder
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Partner Comparison

Van Johnson92 VirgoActor
Evie Wynn Johnson90 TaurusActress
Betty Kelly71 VirgoSinger
June Allyson88 LibraActress
Mamie Van Doren85 AquariusActress
Sonja Henie57 AriesSkating
Tab Hunter84 CancerActor
Frances Rafferty81 GeminiActress
Kay Williams65 LeoActress
Gloria DeHaven90 CancerActress


Female6th January, 194868 years old

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Clowning Around1992 Mr. Ranthow Movie
Three Days to a Kill1991 Comm. Howard Movie
Flight from Paradise1991 Old Narrator Movie
Delta Force Commando II: Priority Red One1990 Gen. McCailland Movie
Killer Crocodile1989 Judge Movie
Taxi Killer1988 Capt. Movie
Down There in the Jungle1986 Movie
The Purple Rose of Cairo1985 Larry Movie
Alfred Hitchcock Presents1985 Art Bellasco TV Show
Glitter1984 Mark Hughes TV Show
Murder, She Wrote1984 Daniel Hannigan, Elliot Robinson, Daniel O'Brien TV Show
The President of Love1984 P. Lazlo Plum TV Movie
The Forgotten Story1983 Perry TV Show
The Scorpion with Two Tails1982 Mulligan - Joan's father Movie
Aloha Paradise1981 TV Show
The Kidnapping of the President1980 Vice President Ethan Richards Movie
Concorde Affaire '791979 Captain Scott Movie
Da Corleone a Brooklyn1979 Sturges Movie
Tales of the Unexpected1979 Gerry T. Armstrong TV Show
Black Beauty1978 Horace Tompkins TV Show
Getting Married1978 Phil Lawrence TV Movie
Superdome1978 Chip Green TV Movie
Fantasy Island1977 Charles Woodruff TV Show
The Love Boat1977 Victor Moncrief, Bert Wilder TV Show
Rich Man, Poor Man1976 Marsh Goodwin TV Show
Quincy M.E.1976 Al Ringerman TV Show
Rich Man, Poor Man - Book II1976 Marsh Goodwin TV Show
One Day at a Time1975 Gus Webster TV Show
The Girl on the Late, Late Show1974 Johnny Leverett TV Movie
Wheeler and Murdoch1973 Buddy Shore TV Movie
Call Her Mom1972 President Chester Hardgrove TV Movie
Maude1972 Henry TV Show
Man in the Middle1972 TV Movie
McMillan & Wife1971 Harry Jerome TV Show
L'occhio del ragno1971 Prof. Orson Krüger Movie
Company of Killers1971 Sam Cahill TV Movie
McCloud1970 Dan Kiley TV Show
Nanny and the Professor1970 Uncle Bob Everett TV Show
San Francisco International Airport1970 Lester Scott TV Show
Eagles Over London1969 Air Marshal George Taylor Movie
The Price of Power1969 President James Garfield Movie
Love, American Style1969 Don (segment 'Love and the House Bachelor') TV Show
Where Angels Go Trouble Follows!1968 Father Chase: The 'In' Group Movie
Yours, Mine and Ours1968 Warrant Officer Darrel Harrison Movie
The Doris Day Show1968 Charlie Webb TV Show
The Name of the Game1968 Jack Newell, Sullivan TV Show
Divorce American Style1967 Al Yearling Movie
The Danny Thomas Hour1967 Charlie Snow TV Show
The Doomsday Flight1966 Capt. Anderson TV Movie
Batman1966 The Minstrel TV Show
American in Paris1964 James Devlin TV Movie
Wives and Lovers1963 Bill Austin Movie
The Virginian1962 Alonzo Worth TV Show
Ben Casey1961 Frank Dawson TV Show
The Enemy General1960 Allan Lemaire Movie
The DuPont Show with June Allyson1959 Joe Robertson TV Show
Subway in the Sky1959 Maj. Baxter Grant Movie
The Last Blitzkrieg1959 Sgt. Hans Von Kroner, Sgt. Leonard Richardson Movie
Web of Evidence1959 Paul Mathry Movie
The Ann Sothern Show1958 Terry Tyler TV Show
Action of the Tiger1957 Carson Movie
Slander1957 Scott Ethan Martin Movie
The Pied Piper of Hamelin1957 Pied Piper TV Movie
Kelly and Me1957 Len Carmody Movie
23 Paces to Baker Street1956 Phillip Hannon Movie
Miracle in the Rain1956 Pvt. Arthur 'Art' Hugenon Movie
The Bottom of the Bottle1956 Donald Martin Movie
Zane Grey Theater1956 Frank Gilette TV Show
The End of the Affair1955 Maurice Bendrix Movie
Brigadoon1954 Jeff Douglas Movie
Men of the Fighting Lady1954 Lt. (jg) Howard Thayer Movie
The Caine Mutiny1954 Lt. Steve Maryk Movie
The Last Time I Saw Paris1954 Charles Wills Movie
Siege at Red River1954 Capt. James S. Simmons, Jim Farraday Movie
Easy to Love1953 Ray Lloyd Movie
Remains to Be Seen1953 Waldo Williams Movie
G.E. True Theater1953 Jimmy Devlin TV Show
Confidentially Connie1953 Joe Bedloe Movie
Plymouth Adventure1952 John Alden Movie
The Greatest Show on Earth1952 Spectator (unconfirmed, uncredited) Movie
Invitation1952 Daniel I. 'Dan' Pierce Movie
Washington Story1952 Joseph T. Gresham Movie
When in Rome1952 Father John X. Halligan Movie
Go for Broke!1951 Lt. Michael Grayson Movie
It's a Big Country1951 Rev. Adam Burch Movie
Three Guys Named Mike1951 Michael Lawrence Movie
Too Young to Kiss1951 Eric Wainwright Movie
The Red Skelton Hour1951 Harry Haynes, Movie Director TV Show
Grounds for Marriage1951 Dr. Lincoln I. Bartlett Movie
Duchess of Idaho1950 Dick Layne Movie
The Big Hangover1950 David Muldon Movie
Battleground1949 Holley Movie
In the Good Old Summertime1949 Andrew Delby Larkin Movie
Mother Is a Freshman1949 Professor Richard Michaels Movie
Scene of the Crime1949 Mike Conovan Movie
Command Decision1948 Tech. Sgt. Immanuel T. Evans Movie
State of the Union1948 'Spike' McManus Movie
The Bride Goes Wild1948 Greg Rawlings Movie
High Barbaree1947 Alec Brooke Movie
The Romance of Rosy Ridge1947 Henry Carson Movie
Easy to Wed1946 William Stevens 'Bill' Chandler Movie
Till the Clouds Roll By1946 Bandleader in Elite Club Movie
No Leave, No Love1946 Sgt. Michael Hanlon Movie
Thrill of a Romance1945 Maj. Thomas Milvaine Movie
Week-End at the Waldorf1945 Captain James Hollis Movie
Between Two Women1945 Dr. Randall 'Red' Adams Movie
The White Cliffs of Dover1944 Sam Bennett Movie
Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo1944 Ted Lawson Movie
Two Girls and a Sailor1944 John Dyckman Brown III Movie
3 Men in White1944 Dr. Randall 'Red' Ames Movie
A Guy Named Joe1943 Ted Randall Movie
Dr. Gillespie's Criminal Case1943 Dr. Randall 'Red' Adams Movie
Madame Curie1943 Reporter Movie
Pilot #51943 Everett Arnold Movie
The Human Comedy1943 Marcus Macauley Movie
Somewhere I'll Find You1942 Lieutenant Wade Hall (uncredited) Movie
Dr. Gillespie's New Assistant1942 Dr. Randall 'Red' Adams Movie
Murder in the Big House1942 Bert Bell Movie
The War Against Mrs. Hadley1942 Michael Fitzpatrick Movie
For the Common Defense!1942 Agent Pritchard Short Film
Personalities1942 Short Film
Too Many Girls1940 Chorus Boy (uncredited) Movie
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Debi QAug 24, 2010

Tomorrow is your birthday Van, and even though you are no longer with us, I will always remember you and the day I met you. I got to put my hands in yours at the Graman`s Theatre a couple of weeks ago and it was such a thrill for me. My friend reminded me when I told her I found your square Hey you got to met the real man, and he kissed you! Rest in peace my dear friend.

Marie LazzariNov 2, 2009

He was my idol - during my teen years. He was a hunk! Wish I had seen him on stage.

ziegfeldgirl1941May 15, 2009

I love Van Johnson so much and was crushed when he died. It is sad that all of the Golden Hollywood stars are very old or dying. I heard Van Johnson say on TCM Thank goodness for the bobby-soxers. Without them I would be nothing. It is wonderful how he appreciated his fans unlike the stars of today.

Janet MacQueenApr 5, 2009

No matter his personal preferences if the rumors are true, he gave great joy to those who loved to watch him act. His portrayals were always of one who loves, one whose love makes him vulnerable How great a man to love..

Jane BiggersJan 9, 2009

It seems only yesterday I met Van and now it seems impossible for him to be gone from our visable senses...but I know he is in paradise. Schuyler, you have all of my heart felt condolences...

Marilynn FeelerDec 15, 2008

Hi Van, the only one who se picture graced my high school locker door in 1949. Still looking for that blond boy next door type and I am only 77yrs old..Maybe I can ask for anautograph later on,,Love, Marilynn

Al, in San DiegoDec 14, 2008

An alltime favorite has gone; but he will continue to have new fans as they become exposed to his great charisma and natural acting. Rest well, dear man! You gave your best; and we will always remember!

Bobbie ShaffnerDec 13, 2008

Oh, how much of a FAN I was of the great Van Johnson! He helped me through my rough times, as a young teen-ager, just by being there on the "silver Screen." Amazing, isn`t it, that someone you have never actually met, can have the effect of almost saving your life, just by his virtual "presence" and charismatic peronna on a movie screen. Van really did hypnotize a generation of girls who grew up in the war years, the WWII years of "The Greatest Generation." Van symbolized the boys/men of those years more than almost any other Hollywood Star. I am so grateful to have "known" him! Bless him, always.

deb budesaDec 13, 2008

My heart is breaking to learn of Van`s passing. He brought me so much joy over my life; my fondest memories include his dancing with Lucille Ball and his breathtakingly poignant work in `Miracle in the Rain`. Van, you were one of the great ones who could do it all: drama, comedy, song and dance. I`ll miss you with all my heart and pray for your eternal peace. I love you.

DALE SIMMSDec 12, 2008


frame_post_commentDec 12, 2008

When I was a youg girl I went to see A GUY NAMED JOE" 12 times!!!Skylor, I`m so sorry for your loss.92 is a pretty good life.

David BeditzDec 12, 2008

Another great has left us. May he rest in peace.

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