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Obit…Van Johnson

Friday, December 12th, 2008

OBITUARY

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.

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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.’

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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)

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