Van Johnson was an American film and television actor and dancer who was a major star at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer studios during and after World War II. Johnson was the embodiment of the "boy-next-door wholesomeness 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 30 Seconds over Tokyo, A Guy Named Joe and The Caine Mutiny. Johnson made occasional World War II movies through the end of the 1960s, and he played a military officer in...
|Birthdate:||August 25, 1916|
|Birthplace:||Newport, Rhode Island|
|Date of death:||December 12, 2008|
|Education:||Rogers High School|
|Also known as:||Charles Van Johnson, Charles Van Dell Johnson, King of Dinner Theater|