Van Johnson

Actor Van Johnson

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.
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Alderman wants Savannah City Council to hire its own auditor - Savannah Morning News
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This time, Alderman Van Johnson is calling for the change. He's ready to present the idea at council's Thursday meeting. It follows discussion at a financial retreat Thursday. Council members were unaware of a 2008 study of police facilities they
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Savannah City Council demands tighter controls on consulting studies - Savannah Morning News
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Alderman Van Johnson questioned whether the city needed to place more restrictions on the information it released. The Savannah Morning News obtained the report by Precision Planning Inc. last month through an Open Records request to the city of
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Upper Room star Rodney Purvis re-opens recruiting, releases list - Charlotte Observer
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Van Johnson, owner of Baseline Hoop Sports scouting service, said Purvis will remain a hot commodity. "He's extremely talented, knows how to score," Johnson said. "He's one of the top players in the nation. Not sure if he's a point guard
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Leaders Urged To Preserve Community Policing Gains - Black Voice News
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“Two years ago the then new chief proclaimed “We're in this together”, a lot of people in the community that I represent were angry with the police department,” recalls 6th Ward City Councilman Rikke Van Johnson. “I introduced him at a Town Hall
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Hey Tehachapi! someone is stealing precious fruit - Tehachapi News
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My favorite movie of all time is “The Human Comedy” starring Mickey Rooney, Van Johnson and Donna Reed. It was made in the 40's about a family near Tehachapi struggling to keep their family together during World War II
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EDITORIAL: City Council: Don't play Santa - Savannah Morning News
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Mayor Otis Johnson, Alderman Van Johnson and City Manager Rochelle Small-Toney supported a proposal to spend another $2.1 million to boost the paychecks of city employees, provided the additional money could be found in this year's remaining budget
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Candidates qualify for San Bernardino ballot - Inland Empire News
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Ward 6 Councilman Rikke Van Johnson and City Treasurer David Kennedy have no challengers. The race for City Attorney may generate the most heat. Former county supervisor, judge and public defender David McKenna hopes to turn incumbent Jim Penman out of
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Savannah council plans for employee bonuses - Savannah Morning News
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If that much in additional savings could be achieved in the 2011 budget by the end of the year, Small-Toney, Mayor Otis Johnson and Alderman Van Johnson voiced support for awarding the bonuses. The mayor called it a chance to give workers an early
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Savannah Council coached on Open Meetings, records law - Savannah Morning News
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Alderman Van Johnson and City Attorney James Blackburn agreed afterward that Weed's assessment showed council's actions were right. The alderman agreed Weed's opinions were different from the Attorney General's Office. “His detailed citings of case law
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ON THE RECORD: Kurt Weill's Knickerbocker Holiday and the London Music Man - Playbill.com
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Listening to the first full album of the 1938 Kurt Weill musical Knickerbocker Holiday and the original 1961 London cast album of The Music Man starring Van Johnson. They don't write them, it is safe to say, like this anymore
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The new history requirement - Lake County Record-Bee
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Charles Laughton, Van Johnson, Rock Hudson and Tab Hunter were gay. For writers, what about Gertrude Stein, James Baldwin, Tennessee Williams and Truman Capote? The list goes on and on. But the important thing is that these people and others like them,
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Incumbents step up to re-election plate - Inland Empire News
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They are Chas Kelley and Rikke Van Johnson. City Treasurer David Kennedy will also seek re-election. City Clerk Rachael Clark is retiring at the end of the year. Two candidates are seeking her job. (INT)
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Elaine Stewart - Telegraph.co.uk
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Elaine Stewart, who died on June 26 aged 81, became a prominent Hollywood leading lady in the 1950s, starring opposite Gene Kelly and Van Johnson in Brigadoon and as a voluptuous harem princess in The Adventures of Hajji Baba (both 1954)
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Mother arraigned in son's death - Brownsville Herald
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Justice of the Peace Kip Van Johnson Hodge pronounced Francisco dead at the scene and ordered an autopsy. Sheriff's deputies received a call at 3:01 pm of an unresponsive child, Lucio said. Medical personnel were sent to the scene but were unable to
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    LATE ADULTHOOD
  • 2008
    Age 91
    After having been ill and receiving hospice care for the previous year, he died there on December 12, 2008.
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  • 2002
    Age 85
    Johnson lived in a penthouse in the Sutton Place area of East 54th Street on Manhattan's East Side until 2002, when he moved to Tappan Zee Manor, an assisted living facility in Nyack, New York.
  • 1992
    Age 75
    Johnson made occasional World War II movies through the end of the 1960s, and he played a military officer in one of his final feature films, in 1992.
  • 1985
    Age 68
    In 1985, returning to Broadway for the first time since Pal Joey, he was cast in the starring role of the musical La Cage aux Folles.
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  • 1982
    Age 65
    He also appeared in a special 2 part episode of The Love Boat, "The Musical: My Ex-Mom; The Show Must Go On; The Pest, Parts 1 and 2" which aired on February 27, 1982, and co-starred Ann Miller, Ethel Merman, Della Reese, Carol Channing, and Cab Calloway, as the retired showbiz stars related to the cast of the show.
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  • FIFTIES
  • 1976
    Age 59
    He played a lead character in the 1976 miniseries Rich Man, Poor Man, and was nominated for a prime time Emmy Award for that role.
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  • FORTIES
  • 1966
    Age 49
    Johnson also guest-starred on Batman as "The Minstrel" in two episodes (39 and 40) in 1966.
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  • 1961
    Age 44
    The Johnsons separated in 1961 and their divorce was finalized in 1968.
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    In 1961 Johnson traveled to England to star in Harold Fielding's production of The Music Man at the Adelphi Theatre in London.
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  • 1960
    Age 43
    Johnson guest starred as Joe Robertson, with June Allyson and Don Rickles, in the 1960 episode "The Women Who" of the CBS anthology series The DuPont Show with June Allyson.
  • 1959
    Age 42
    In 1959, Johnson turned down an opportunity to star as Eliot Ness in The Untouchables, which went on to become a successful television series with Robert Stack in the Ness role.
    On February 19, 1959, Johnson appeared in the episode "Deadfall" of CBS's Dick Powell's Zane Grey Theater in the role of Frank Gilette, a former outlaw falsely charged with bank robbery.
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  • 1957
    Age 40
    Baby boomers still fondly recall his appearance as the title character of highly rated "spectacular" the 1957 made-for-television film The Pied Piper of Hamelin, a musical version of Robert Browning's poem.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1956
    Age 39
    He received favorable critical notices for the 1956 dramatic film Miracle in the Rain, co-starring Jane Wyman, in which he played a good-hearted young soldier preparing to go to war, and in the mystery 23 Paces to Baker Street, in which he played a blind playwright residing in London.
  • 1954
    Age 37
    He enjoyed critical acclaim for his performance in 1954 as Lt. Steve Maryk in The Caine Mutiny.
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    Johnson was one of several major stars dropped by MGM in 1954.
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  • 1947
    Age 30
    Johnson married former stage actress Eve Abbott (May 6, 1914 – October 10, 2004) on January 25, 1947, the day after her divorce from actor Keenan Wynn was finalized.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1945
    Age 28
    In 1945, Johnson tied with Bing Crosby as the top box office stars chosen yearly by the National Association of Theater Owners.
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  • 1943
    Age 26
    Johnson's big break was in A Guy Named Joe, starring Spencer Tracy and Irene Dunne, in which he played a young pilot who acquires a deceased pilot as his guardian angel. Midway through the movie's production in 1943, Johnson was involved in a serious car accident that left him with a metal plate in his forehead and a number of scars on his face that the plastic surgery of the time could not completely correct or conceal; he used heavy makeup to hide them for years.
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    Johnson subsequently appeared in Pilot No. 5 (1943) and in William Saroyan's The Human Comedy, which was produced in 1943, and in the title role in Two Girls and a Sailor.
  • 1942
    Age 25
    Shortly before leaving Warner, he was cast as a cub reporter opposite Faye Emerson in the 1942 film Murder in the Big House.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1936
    Age 19
    After touring New England in a theatre troupe as a substitute dancer, his acting career began in earnest in the Broadway revue New Faces of 1936.
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  • 1935
    Age 18
    Johnson performed at social clubs in Newport while in high school. He moved to New York City after graduating from high school in 1935 and joined an off-Broadway revue, Entre Nous (1935).
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1916
    Born
    Born on August 25, 1916.
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