- Van Johnson was an American film and television actor and dancer who was a major star at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer during and after World War II
|Born:||25 August 1916 Comment |
|When did Van Johnson die? / Died||12 December 2008|
|How many years did Van Johnson live? / Lived||92 years|
Van Johnson facts
- Johnson was the embodiment of the "boy-next-door wholesomeness (that) made him a popular Hollywood star in the '40s and '50s," playing "the red-haired, freckle-faced soldier, sailor or bomber pilot who used to live down the street" in MGM movies during the war years with such films as Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo, A Guy Named Joe and The Human Comedy
- Johnson made occasional World War II movies through the end of the 1960s, and he played a military officer in one of his final feature films, in 1992
- At the time of his death in December 2008, he was one of the last surviving matinee idols of Hollywood's "golden age
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