Van Johnson est un Acteur Américain né le 25 aout 1916 à Newport (Etats-Unis)
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Nom de naissance Charles Van JohnsonNationalité Etats-UnisNaissance 25 aout 1916
à Newport (Etats-Unis
)Mort 12 décembre 2008
(à 92 ans) à Nyack (Etats-Unis
Van Johnson, de son nom complet Charles Van Johnson, né le 25 août 1916 à Newport (États-Unis) et mort le 12 décembre 2008, est un acteur américain.
Johnson married former stage actress Eve Abbott (6 May 1914 – 10 October 2004) on January 25, 1947, the day after her divorce from actor Keenan Wynn was finalized. In 1948, the newlyweds had a daughter, Schuyler. By this marriage, Johnson had two stepsons, Edmond Keenan (Ned) and Tracy Keenan Wynn. The Johnsons separated in 1961 and their divorce was finalized in 1968. According to a statement by his ex-wife that was first published after his death at age 92, their marriage had been engineered by MGM: "They needed their 'big star' to be married to quell rumors about his sexual preferences and unfortunately, I was 'It'—the only woman he would marry." Johnson's biographer, Ronald L. Davis, has written that the actor's homosexual proclivities were well known within the film industry, but that these were covered up due to a general regard for the privacy of a fellow performer and studio executive Louis B. Mayer's efforts to quash any scandal.
In contrast to his "cheery Van" screen image, Johnson was reputed by his ex-wife to be morose and moody because of his difficult early life. She reported that he had little tolerance for unpleasantness and would stride into his bedroom at the slightest hint of trouble. He had a difficult relationship with his father and was estranged from his daughter at the time of his death.
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