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Obit…Van Johnson

Friday, December 12th, 2008


Van Johnson, MGM’s boy- next-door, dies at 92


Janet Leigh and Van Johnson

Van Johnson with Janet Leigh during the filming of Wives and Lovers in 1963.


Johnson rose to stardom in ‘A Guy Named Joe’ and ‘Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo.’ His World War II-era films drew such a huge bobby-soxer following that columnists dubbed him ‘The Voiceless Sinatra.’

By Dennis McLellan
Los Angeles Times
December 12, 2008


Van Johnson, who soared to stardom during World War II as MGM’s boy-next-door in films such as A Guy Named Joe and Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo and became one of the era’s top box-office draws, died today. He was 92.    (Click on ‘Continue Reading’ for more)