Van Johnson Autographs, Memorabilia & Collectibles

Born: August 25, 1916 in Newport, Rhode Island
Died: December 12, 2008 in Nyack, New York
Biography | show moreshow less
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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