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:

Jeff Douglas: You're confused, aren't you boy? If you believed as much as you *thought* you believed, you *wouldn't* be confused.


Helen Ellswirth: I've been having a bad day for a year now, maybe it's time to grow up.
Charles Wills: It's too late to grow up.


Jeff Douglas: Can you think of one good reason why I, a strange man, should be interested in proposing to you, a mighty strange woman and at this hour of the day?
Meg Brockie: Because you're a lad and I'm a lass!
Jeff Douglas: Well, with that philosophy you must have had a provocative career!


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Referenced in the second episode of "American Horror Story" (2011). Jessica Lange's character says that her husband looked like Van Johnson.

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

Lucille Ball was a good friend to him for decades. Van guest-starred on her classic TV show on one of her "trip to Hollywood" episodes where they dueted on the song "How About You?" Ball later insisted he take a prime role in her film Yours, Mine and Ours (1968) with Henry Fonda.

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