Van Heflin

Van Heflin
1908 - 1971

Van Heflin  American Actor


Who is he dating right now?

Rest in peace.


Van Heflin was previously married to Frances E. Neal (1942 - 1967) and Eleanor Scherr (1941 - 1942).

Van Heflin was in a relationship with Gloria Vanderbilt.

Van Heflin had an encounter with Ava Gardner (1949).


American Actor Van Heflin was born Emmett Evan Heflin Jr. on 13th December, 1908 in Walters, Oklahoma, USA and passed away on 23rd Jul 1971 Hollywood, California, USA aged 62. He is most remembered for The Prowler. His zodiac sign is Sagittarius.

Van Heflin was in 7 on-screen matchups, including Barbara Stanwyck in The Strange Love of Martha Ivers (1946), Janet Leigh in Act of Violence (1948), Jennifer Jones in Madame Bovary (1949), Joanne Woodward in Count Three and Pray (1955) and Judy Garland in Presenting Lily Mars (1943).

Van Heflin is a member of the following lists: American film actors, American stage actors and Best Supporting Actor Academy Award winners.


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Dating1 - - -
Married2 26 years 14 years 2 years
Encounter1 - - -
Total4 26 years 7 years 2 years


First Name Emmett
Middle Name Evan
Last Name Heflin
Full Name at Birth Emmett Evan Heflin Jr.
Alternative Name Van
Age 62 (age at death) years
Birthday 13th December, 1908
Birthplace Walters, Oklahoma, USA
Died 23rd July, 1971
Place of Death Hollywood, California, USA
Cause of Death Heart Attack
Height 6' 0" (183 cm)
Build Average
Hair Color Brown - Light
Zodiac Sign Sagittarius
Sexuality Straight
Ethnicity White
Nationality American
University University of Oklahoma, USA
Occupation Text Actor
Occupation Actor
Claim to Fame The Prowler
Year(s) Active 1934–71, 1928–71, 1928–1971
Father Emmett Evan Heflin
Mother Fanny Shippey Bleeker
Sister Frances Heflin
Family Member Vana O'Brien
(daughter), Cathleen (Kate) Heflin (daughter), Tracy Helfin (son), Marta Heflin (niece), Mady Kaplan (niece), Jonathan Kaplan (nephew)

Emmett Evan "Van" Heflin Jr. (December 13, 1908 – July 23, 1971) was an American theatre, radio and film actor. He played mostly character parts over the course of his film career, but during the 1940s had a string of roles as a leading man. Heflin won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in Johnny Eager (1942). He also had memorable roles in Westerns such as Shane (1953), 3:10 to Yuma (1957), and Gunman's Walk (1958).

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Van Heflin62 SagittariusActor
Ava Gardner67 CapricornActress
Frances E. Neal68 CancerActress
Eleanor Scherr-
Gloria Vanderbilt95 PiscesDesigner


NameGenderBornAgeOther Parent
VanaFemale20th June, 194378 years oldFrances E. Neal
CathleenFemale14th July, 194675 years oldFrances E. Neal
TracyMale8th June, 195467 years oldFrances E. Neal


The Last Child1971Senator Quincy GeorgeTV Movie
Airport1970D.O. GuerreroMovie
Neither Are We Enemies1970Joseph of ArimatheaTV Movie
The Big Bounce1969Sam MirakianMovie
The Ruthless Four1968Sam CooperMovie
A Case of Libel1968Robert SloaneTV Movie
Certain Honorable Men1968Champ DonohueTV Movie
The Danny Thomas Hour1967KreutzerTV Show
The Man Outside1967Bill MacLeanMovie
Stagecoach1966Marshal Curly WilcoxMovie
Once a Thief1965Inspector Mike Vido SFPDMovie
The Greatest Story Ever Told1965Bar AmandMovie
Teenage Revolution, The1965NarratorTV Movie
Cry of Battle1963Joe TrentMovie
The Dick Powell Theatre1961Sergeant Paul MaxonTV Show
The Wastrel1961Duncan BellMovie
5 Branded Women1960VelkoMovie
Under Ten Flags1960Captain Bernhard RoggeMovie
They Came to Cordura1959Sgt. John ChawkMovie
Gunman's Walk1958Lee HackettMovie
Tempest1958Emelyan PugachovMovie
3:10 to Yuma1957Dan EvansMovie
Patterns1956Fred StaplesMovie
Playhouse 901956Bill Kilcoyne, Captain, Col. StenTV Show
Battle Cry1955Maj. Sam HuxleyMovie
Count Three and Pray1955Luke FargoMovie
Woman's World1954Jerry TalbotMovie
Black Widow1954Peter DenverMovie
The Raid1954Maj. Neal BentonMovie
Tanganyika1954John GaleMovie
Shane1953Joe StarrettMovie
Wings of the Hawk1953Irish GallagerMovie
The Golden Mask1953Nicholas ChapmanMovie
My Son John1952StedmanMovie
The Prowler1951Webb GarwoodMovie
Week-End with Father1951Brad StubbsMovie
Robert Montgomery Presents1950Dr. Martin ArrowsmithTV Show
Nash Airflyte Theatre1950Llano KidTV Show
East Side, West Side1949Mark DwyerMovie
Madame Bovary1949Charles BovaryMovie
Act of Violence1948Frank R. EnleyMovie
B.F.'s Daughter1948Thomas W. BrettMovie
Tap Roots1948Keith AlexanderMovie
The Three Musketeers1948AthosMovie
The Ed Sullivan Show1948Robert SloaneTV Show
Green Dolphin Street1947Timothy HaslamMovie
Possessed1947David SuttonMovie
The Strange Love of Martha Ivers1946Sam MastersonMovie
Till the Clouds Roll By1946James I. HesslerMovie
Land and Live in the Desert1945Narrator (voice, uncredited)Short Film
Land and Live in the Jungle19441st Lieutenant Lynn Harrison (uncredited)Short Film
Presenting Lily Mars1943John ThornwayMovie
Grand Central Murder1942'Rocky' CusterMovie
Kid Glove Killer1942Gordon McKayMovie
Seven Sweethearts1942Henry TaggartMovie
Tennessee Johnson1942Andrew JohnsonMovie
H.M. Pulham, Esq.1941Bill KingMovie
Johnny Eager1941Jeff HartnettMovie
The Feminine Touch1941Elliott MorganMovie
Santa Fe Trail1940RaderMovie
Back Door to Heaven1939John ShelleyMovie
Flight from Glory1937George WilsonMovie
The Outcasts of Poker Flat1937Reverend Samuel WoodsMovie
Annapolis Salute1937Clay V. ParkerMovie
Saturday's Heroes1937Val WebsterMovie
A Woman Rebels1936Lord Gerald Waring GaythorneMovie
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chatter123Apr 15, 2019

Good Morning! Van Heflin Is So Beautiful!!

chatter123Apr 12, 2019

Good evening everybody!!

chatter123Mar 14, 2019

Van Heflin Is Very Beautiful!

wjerryzwjerryzAug 14, 2016

A great actor

TribaderJan 23, 2010

What happened to his daughter? Vana Heflin-she was phuquing nuts!!!

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