Van Johnson Overview:

Legendary actor, Van Johnson, was born Charles Van Dell Johnson on Aug 25, 1916 in Newport, RI. Johnson died at the age of 92 on Dec 12, 2008 in Nyack, NY and was cremated and his location unknown.

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He was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Motion Pictures. Van Johnson's handprints and footprints were 'set in stone' at Grauman's Chinese Theater during imprint ceremony #82 on Mar 25, 1948. Johnson was never nominated for an Academy Award.

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THE FOURTH BLOGATHON: 23 Paces to Baker Street, 1956

on Aug 23, 2020 From Caftan Woman

Michaela at Love Letters to Old Hollywood is hosting The Fourth Blogathon. The fun begins on August 23 through to 25. Click HERE to enjoy the contributions looking at the career of fan favourite . Director Henry Hathaway (The Dark Corner) and actor (Battlegro... Read full article


THE SECOND BLOGATHON: Zane Grey Theatre, Deadfall (1959)

on Aug 24, 2018 From Caftan Woman

Michaela of Love Letters to Old Hollywood is hosting a Blogathon, her second in as many years. Click HERE to read what all the fans have to say. A busy musical performer on Broadway, became box office gold for MGM in the 1940s. Popular with young fans, as he matured so did h... Read full article


THE SECOND BLOGATHON: Zane Grey Theatre, Deadfall (1959)

on Aug 24, 2018 From Caftan Woman

Michaela of Love Letters to Old Hollywood is hosting a Blogathon, her second in as many years. Click HERE to read what all the fans have to say. A busy musical performer on Broadway, became box office gold for MGM in the 1940s. Popular with young fans, as he matured so did h... Read full article


THE BLOGATHON: State of the Union (1948)

on Aug 25, 2017 From Caftan Woman

Michaela of Love Letters to Old Hollywood is hosting The Blogathon running from August 25 to 27. Click HERE for all the contributions on the popular and versatile actor. Katharine Hepburn, Spencer Tracy The couple above are Mary and Grant Mitchell, and they are preparing for ... Read full article


THE BLOGATHON: State of the Union (1948)

By Caftan Woman on Aug 25, 2017 From Caftan Woman

Michaela of Love Letters to Old Hollywood is hosting The Blogathon running from August 25 to 27. Click HERE for all the contributions on the popular and versatile actor. Katharine Hepburn, Spencer Tracy The couple above are Mary and Grant Mitchell, and they are preparing for ... Read full article


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Van Johnson Quotes:

[as Bettis is digging a foxhole]
Holley: Let's not try to reach China this time, hey Bettis?
Bettis: Well there's no sense digging if you don't go deep.
Holley: The last one we dug one together, you went so deep that when I climbed out in the morning I got the bends.


Tommy Albright: Let me ask you something... suppose someone in Brigadoon got fed up and wanted to leave? What then?
Mr. Lundie: Och, he canna leave!
Jeff Douglas: You mean *I've* got to stay here now?


Holley: That the new platoon leader?
Pvt. Johnny Rodriguez: Yeah, fresh off the boat.
Pvt. Ernest J. "Pop" Stazak: I understand your problems, men. I was once an enlisted man, myself.
Holley: For six months, maybe. Then seventeen weeks at OCS and he's an officer and gentleman by special act of Congress.


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Daughter Schuyler V. Johnson born January 6, 1948.

His mother, Loretta Neumann was an alcoholic who abandoned him as a child. In November 1954, she resurfaced and sued him for nine hundred dollars monthly support. He fought back, saying she did not help raise him so, although he was willing to give her money, she was not entitled to court-ordered support. It was eventually settled out of court and he agreed to pay her four hundred dollars a month.

Van is referenced in the song "Prehistoric Man" from the musical On the Town (1949).

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