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Stage Name

Birth Name

Van Johnson

Charles Van Johnson


     Danced on stage before making the trek westward in 1940. Van Johnson made his Broadway debut in 1936 in 'New Faces of 1936'  and at one time was Gene Kelly's understudy in the Broadway production of 'Pal Joey.'  He was visible in RKO's 'Too Many Girls' (1940.)

     Johnson made over 130 Film and Television appearences during his career and is still active today (2002.)

 

Birth Place

Birth Date

Spouse

Offspring

Newport, RI b. 8/25/1916 Eve Lynn Abbott Daughter
                       

Dance Types

Dance Partners

Music Titles

Ballroom Gene Kelly n/a
Jazz Judy Garland      
Jitterbug June Allyson      
Tap            

Night Clubs

Theaters

Stage

n/a Broadway Theater (1940) 1935 - Entre Nous
  Ethel Barrymore Theatre (1941) 1936 - New Faces of 1936
  Eugene O'Neill Theatre (1965) 1939 - Too Many Girls
  Imperial Theater (1939) 1940 - Pal Joey
  Mark Hellinger Theatre (1965)
1962 - Come On Strong
  Morosco Theatre (1962) 1965 - Mating Dance
  Palace Theater (1965) 1965 - On a Clear Day You Can See Forever
  Shubert Theatre (1941)
  St. James Theatre (1941) 1980 - Tribute
  Vanderbuilt Theater (1936) 1985 - La Cage aux Folles
    Eight Men in Manhattan

Films

Television

Publications

1940 - Too Many Girls 1950 - Jack Benny Show 8/9/1954 - Life Mag.
1942 - Personalities 1951 - I Love Lucy (Dancing Star)      
1943 - Human Comedy The Loretta Young Show      
1943 - A Guy Name Joe 1977 - Love Boat      
1943 - Madame Curry        
1944 - Two Girls and a Sailor (Allyson)        
1945 - Weekend at the Waldorf        
1946 - Ziegfeld Follies        
1947 - Till The Clouds Roll By        
1948 - The Bride Goes Wild        
1949 - Battle Ground        
1949 - In The Good Ol Summertime        
1949 - Mother Goes Wild        
1950 - Big Hangover        
1950 - Duchess of Idaho, the        
1950 - Grounds for Marriage        
1951 - Three Guys named Mike        
1952 - When In Rome        
1954 - Brigadoon        
1954 - Last Time I Saw Paris        
1956 - Bottom of the Bottle        
1958 - The Last Blitzkrieg        
1960 - The Enemy General        
1974 - That's Entertainment        
1985 - That's Dancing        
1992 - MGM: When the Lion Roars        

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