Actor Van Johnson

Celebrities, Celebrity Q&A, People
on March 4, 2007

Q We were watching the movie Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo the other day, and wondered whatever happened to actor Van Johnson.
—Paul and Eileen Ransford, Harbor Springs, Mich.

Now 90, Johnson made dozens of movies during his acting career, which began in the 1930s and frequently found him in musicals or cast as the all-American Yank sent off to do his patriotic chore overseas—even though a metal plate in his head, the result of a car crash in 1942, kept him out of World War II service in real life. He worked steadily into the early 1990s, making his last movie appearance in the 1992 drama Clowning Around and then retiring in New York.