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Van Johnson Autographs, Memorabilia & Collectibles

VAN JOHNSON
Born: August 25, 1916 in Newport, Rhode Island
Died: December 12, 2008 in Nyack, New York
Biography
Johnson (1916-2008) emerged as a film star during World War II, later making a good transition from leading man to character roles. His prominent films include Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo (1943), The Caine Mutiny (1954), Divorce, American Style (1967) and The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985). Johnson could also sing, permitting him to star in the film version of Brigadoon (1954) and on many stages as The Music Man. Often cast in war movies, as in Battleground (1949), he could also play romantic leads, as he did opposite such stars as did opposite Janet Leigh, Judy Garland, Esther Williams, June Allyson and Deborah Kerr. Van Johnson received two pieces of advice from Spencer Tracy: take up painting as a hobby and never read reviews. He took at least the first part of that counsel, even traveling on tour with a paint brush. This painting is from Van Johnson's estate.
Film Credits | show moreshow less
1960-General-Electric-Theater (Performer), 2009-The-81st-Annual-Academy-Awards (Other), 1955-MGM-Parade (Other), 2009-Meet-the-Carters (Other), 1982-Showbiz-Goes-to-War (Other), 1969-The-Extraordinary-Seaman (Other), 1967-The-Hollywood-Palace (Sound), 1949-Some-of-the-Best:-Twenty-Five-Years-of-Motion-Picture-Leadership (in person), 2010-The-Naked-Archaeologist (Other), 2009-The-61st-Primetime-Emmy-Awards (Other), 1951-The-Cinematographer (Other), 1963-Hollywood-Without-Make-Up (Other), 1984-1990-Murder,-She-Wrote (Performer), 1986-Down-There-in-the-Jungle (Performer), 1983-Fantasy-Island (Performer), 1982-The-Scorpion-with-Two-Tails (Performer), 1981-Aloha-Paradise (Performer), 1979-Da-Corleone-a-Brooklyn (Performer), 1979-Concorde-Affaire-'79 (Performer), 1978-Getting-Married (Performer), 1976-Rich-Man,-Poor-Man---Book-II (Performer), 1971-Nanny-and-the-Professor (Performer), 1969-The-Price-of-Power (Performer), 1959-Subway-in-the-Sky (Performer), 1959-Zane-Grey-Theater (Performer), 1957-The-Pied-Piper-of-Hamelin (Performer), 1957-Slander (Performer), 1956-The-Bottom-of-the-Bottle (Performer), 1954-Siege-at-Red-River (Performer), 1952-Washington-Story (Performer), 1952-When-in-Rome (Performer), 1951-Too-Young-to-Kiss (Performer), 1950-The-Big-Hangover (Performer), 1949-Mother-Is-a-Freshman (Performer), 1948-State-of-the-Union (Performer), 1946-Till-the-Clouds-Roll-By (Performer), 1946-No-Leave,-No-Love (Performer), 1946-Easy-to-Wed (Performer), 1945-Week-End-at-the-Waldorf (Performer), 1945-Between-Two-Women (Performer), 1944-Thirty-Seconds-Over-Tokyo (Performer), 1942-The-War-Against-Mrs.-Hadley (Performer), 1940-Too-Many-Girls (Performer), 1980-Ryan's-Hope (in person), 1967-1969-The-Dean-Martin-Comedy-Hour (in person), 1968-1969-The-Mike-Douglas-Show (in person), 1967-1969-The-Merv-Griffin-Show (in person), 1968-The-Danny-Thomas-Hour (in person), 1965-The-19th-Annual-Tony-Awards (in person), 1962-Here's-Hollywood (in person), 1958-1959-The-Dinah-Shore-Chevy-Show (in person), 1949-The-Actor's-Society-Benefit-Gala (in person), 1946-American-Creed (in person), 1963-The-Match-Game (in person), 2001-Hollywood-Legends:-Elizabeth-Taylor-and-Shirley-Temple (Other), 1951-It's-a-Big-Country:-An-American-Anthology (Performer), 1970-The-Hollywood-Palace (Other), 2009-The-Orange-British-Academy-Film-Awards (Other), 1985-That's-Dancing! (Other), 1943-The-Human-Comedy (Performer), 1942-Dr.-Gillespie's-New-Assistant (Performer), 1942-Murder-in-the-Big-House (Performer), 1942-Personalities (Performer), 1998-1999-Biography (in person), 1988-Going-Hollywood:-The-War-Years (in person), 1985-The-39th-Annual-Tony-Awards (in person), 1982-Night-of-100-Stars (in person), 1974-Just-One-More-Time (in person), 1968-Personality (in person), 1966-The-Milton-Berle-Show (in person), 1954-1964-The-Ed-Sullivan-Show (in person), 1962-I've-Got-a-Secret (in person), 1957-The-Jack-Benny-Program (in person), 1955-The-Loretta-Young-Show (in person), 1955-I-Love-Lucy (in person), 1992-Three-Days-to-a-Kill (Performer), 1992-Clowning-Around (Performer), 1985-The-Purple-Rose-of-Cairo (Performer), 1982-One-Day-at-a-Time (Performer), 1980-The-Kidnapping-of-the-President (Performer), 1978-Superdome (Performer), 1977-Quincy-M.E. (Performer), 1976-Rich-Man,-Poor-Man (Performer), 1972-Maude (Performer), 1971-The-Virginian (Performer), 1970-San-Francisco-International-Airport (Performer), 1968-1970-The-Name-of-the-Game (Performer), 1968-Yours,-Mine-and-Ours (Performer), 1968-Where-Angels-Go-Trouble-Follows! (Performer), 1967-The-Danny-Thomas-Hour (Performer), 1967-Divorce-American-Style (Performer), 1966-Batman (Performer), 1965-Ben-Casey (Performer), 1964-American-in-Paris (Performer), 1963-Wives-and-Lovers (Performer), 1959-Web-of-Evidence (Performer), 1957-Kelly-and-Me (Performer), 1956-23-Paces-to-Baker-Street (Performer), 1954-Brigadoon (Performer), 1954-The-Caine-Mutiny (Performer), 1953-Easy-to-Love (Performer), 1953-Confidentially-Connie (Performer), 1951-Go-for-Broke! (Performer), 1951-Grounds-for-Marriage (Performer), 1950-Duchess-of-Idaho (Performer), 1949-Battleground (Performer), 1947-The-Romance-of-Rosy-Ridge (Performer), 1943-Madame-Curie (Performer), 1943-Pilot-#5 (Performer), 1943-Dr.-Gillespie's-Criminal-Case (Performer), 1990-Delta-Force-Commando-II:-Priority-Red-One (Performer), 1988-Alfred-Hitchcock-Presents (Performer), 1988-Taxi-Killer (Performer), 1984-Glitter (Performer), 1978-1982-The-Love-Boat (Performer), 1974-McMillan-&-Wife (Performer), 1971-Love,-American-Style (Performer), 1971-L'occhio-del-ragno (Performer), 1970-1971-The-Doris-Day-Show (Performer), 1968-1970-The-Red-Skelton-Hour (Performer), 1966-The-Doomsday-Flight (Performer), 1960-The-Enemy-General (Performer), 1957-Action-of-the-Tiger (Performer), 1956-Miracle-in-the-Rain (Performer), 1955-The-End-of-the-Affair (Performer), 1953-Remains-to-Be-Seen (Performer), 1952-Plymouth-Adventure (Performer), 1952-Invitation (Performer), 1951-Three-Guys-Named-Mike (Performer), 1949-Scene-of-the-Crime (Performer), 1948-Command-Decision (Performer), 1947-High-Barbaree (Performer), 1945-Thrill-of-a-Romance (Performer), 1944-Two-Girls-and-a-Sailor (Performer), 1943-A-Guy-Named-Joe (Performer), 1942-Somewhere-I'll-Find-You (Performer), 1992-MGM:-When-the-Lion-Roars (in person), 1990-The-35th-Annual-Thalians-Gala (in person), 1989-Live-with-Kelly-and-Michael (in person), 1987-Happy-100th-Birthday,-Hollywood (in person), 1981-The-38th-Annual-Golden-Globe-Awards (in person), 1975-The-Bob-Braun-Show (in person), 1968-The-Joey-Bishop-Show (in person), 1964-1968-The-Hollywood-Palace (in person), 1968-The-Hollywood-Squares (in person), 1953-1963-What's-My-Line (in person), 1961-What's-My-Line (in person), 1961-What-About-Linda (in person), 1957-1958-Shower-of-Stars (in person), 1955-The-Easter-Seal-Teleparade-of-Stars (in person), 2004-In-the-Good-Old-Summertime-Intro (Other), 1976-America-at-the-Movies (Other), 1968-Mia-and-Roman (Other), 1997-Biography (Other), 1951-Cancer-Fund-Film-Not_ables-Attend-Glittering-Benefits (in person), 2010-Muchachada-nui (Other), 1974-That's-Entertainment! (Other), 1990-Flight-from-Paradise (Performer), 1989-Killer-Crocodile (Performer), 1984-The-President-of-Love (Performer), 1983-Tales-of-the-Unexpected (Performer), 1974-The-Girl-on-the-Late,-Late-Show (Performer), 1974-McCloud (Performer), 1973-Wheeler-and-Murdoch (Performer), 1972-Man-in-the-Middle (Performer), 1972-Call-Her-Mom (Performer), 1971-Company-of-Killers (Performer), 1969-Eagles-Over-London (Performer), 1960-The-DuPont-Show-with-June-Allyson (Performer), 1960-The-Ann-Sothern-Show (Performer), 1959-The-Last-Blitzkrieg (Performer), 1954-The-Last-Time-I-Saw-Paris (Performer), 1954-Men-of-the-Fighting-Lady (Performer), 1952-The-Greatest-Show-on-Earth (Performer), 1949-In-the-Good-Old-Summertime (Performer), 1948-The-Bride-Goes-Wild (Performer), 1944-3-Men-in-White (Performer), 1944-The-White-Cliffs-of-Dover (Performer), 1942-For-the-Common-Defense! (Performer), 2000-American-Masters (in person), 1993-Lucy-and-Desi:-A-Home-Movie (in person), 1990-7th-Annual-American-Cinema-Awards (in person), 1988-Great-Performances (in person), 1985-Night-of-100-Stars-II (in person), 1972-The-Sonny-and-Cher-Comedy-Hour (in person), 1971-This-Is-Your-Life (in person), 1968-1969-Rowan-&-Martin's-Laugh-In (in person), 1968-Here's-Lucy (in person), 1966-The-Eamonn-Andrews-Show (in person), 1962-The-Jack-Paar-Tonight-Show (in person), 1958-The-30th-Annual-Academy-Awards (in person), 1954-1955-The-Name's-the-Same (in person), 1951-Screen-Snapshots:-Hopalong-in-Hoppy-Land (in person), 1955-The-Ed-Sullivan-Show (Other), 1998-Junket-Whore (Other), 1997-Off-the-Menu:-The-Last-Days-of-Chasen's (Other), 1968-The-Dean-Martin-Comedy-Hour (Sound), 1982-The-Kennedy-Center-Honors:-A-Celebration-of-the-Performing-Arts (in person), 2001-Marilyn-Monroe:-The-Final-Days (Other)
Theater Credits | show moreshow less
La-Cage-aux-Folles - Performer (August 21, 1983 - November 15, 1987), Mating-Dance - Performer (November 3, 1965 - November 3, 1965), Come-on-Strong - Performer (October 4, 1962 - November 3, 1962), Pal-Joey - Performer (December 25, 1940 - November 29, 1941), Too-Many-Girls - Performer (October 18, 1939 - May 18, 1940), New-Faces-of-1936 - Performer (May 19, 1936 - November 7, 1936)

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