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Van Johnson Height, Weight, Age, Spouse, Net Worth

Van Johnson Quick Info
Height 6 ft 1 in
Weight 78 kg
Date of Birth August 25, 1916
Zodiac Sign Virgo
Date of Death December 12, 2008

Van Johnson was an American actor, theatre artist, and radio personality who became a major star at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer during and after World War II. His film credits include Murder in the Big House, Dr. Gillespie’s New Assistant, The War Against Mrs. Hadley, Pilot No. 5, 3 Men in White, The Romance of Rosy Ridge, Scene of the Crime, Three Guys Named Mike, When in Rome, Siege at Red River, Too Young to Kiss, Washington Story, BattlegroundMiracle in the RainAction of the TigerScorpion with Two Tails, and Clowning Around.

Born Name

Charles Van Dell Johnson

Nick Names

Van, King of Dinner Theater, The Voiceless Sinatra

Van Johnson as seen in a black-and-white picture in 1947
Van Johnson as seen in a black-and-white picture in 1947 (Eric Carpenter (1909–1976) / eBay / Public Domain)


He was born on August 25, 1916.


On December 12, 2008, Van Johnson died of natural causes at the age of 92 in an assisted living facility in Nyack, Rockland County, New York, United States.

Sun Sign


Born Place

Newport, Rhode Island, United States


He resided in a penthouse at 405 East 54th Street on Manhattan’s East Side in New York City, New York, United States.





Actor, Theatre Artist, Radio Personality


  • Father – Charles E. Johnson (Plumber, Real-estate Salesperson)
  • Mother – Loretta (née Snyder)
  • Siblings – None
  • Others – Charles Edward Johnson (Paternal Grandfather), Augusta Caroline Jacobsen (Paternal Grandmother), Elmer Elsworth Snyder (Maternal Grandfather), Sarah Viola “Sadie” McDonough (Maternal Grandmother)

Net Worth

According to, he had a net worth of $20 Million at the time of his death.



Van Johnson as seen in a screenshot from the trailer of 'The Caine Mutiny' (1954)
Van Johnson as seen in a screenshot from the trailer of ‘The Caine Mutiny’ (1954) (Columbia Pictures / YouTube / Public Domain)


6 ft 1 in or 185.5 cm


78 kg or 172 lbs

Girlfriend / Boyfriend / Spouse

Van Johnson dated –

  1. Gloria DeHaven
  2. Betty Kelly
  3. Kay Williams
  4. Frances Rafferty
  5. Tab Hunter – It was RUMORed that he had an affair with actor, singer, film producer, and author Tab Hunter in the past.
  6. Mamie Van Doren – Van Johnson once hooked up with actor and singer Mamie Van Doren.
  7. June Allyson – He was once romantically involved with actor, stage artist, dancer, and singer June Allyson. Also, the duo worked together in many projects such as Too Young to Kiss (1951), Remains to Be Seen (1953), The Bride Goes Wild (1948), Two Girls and a Sailor (1944), and The Love Boat (1977).
  8. Sonja Henie (1945) – He had a fling with Norwegian figure skater and film star Sonja Henie in the year 1945.
  9. Eve Lynn Abbott Wynn (1946-1961) – Van Johnson started going out with former stage artist Eve Lynn Abbott Wynn in 1946 and the duo tied the knot on January 25, 1947. She was previously married to character actor Keenan Wynn. With this marriage, Johnson became stepfather to Edmond Keenan (Ned) and screenwriter Tracy Keenan Wynn (b. February 28, 1945). On January 6, 1948, Eve and Johnson welcomed their first and only child together – a daughter named Schuyler V. Johnson. The marriage was a troubled one and in a statement by Eve (published after her death), she stated that MGM had planned her marriage to Johnson to cover up his alleged homos*xuality. She said, “They needed their ‘big star’ to be married to quell rumors about his s*xual preferences and unfortunately, I was ‘It’ – the only woman he would marry.” The couple separated in 1961 and got divorced in 1968.

Race / Ethnicity


Van Johnson was of Swedish descent on his father’s side and had German and Irish roots on his mother’s side.

Hair Color

Salt and Pepper

Eye Color


Sexual Orientation


Distinctive Features

Always wore red socks

Brand Endorsements

Van Johnson was cast in a magazine advertisement for American Airlines in 1951.

Van Johnson as seen in a screenshot from the film 'Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo' (1944)
Van Johnson as seen in a screenshot from the film ‘Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo’ (1944) (Mervyn LeRoy / website / Public Domain)

Van Johnson Facts

  1. Reportedly, his mother was an alcoholic who left the family when Van was a child and he did not have a close bond with his father.
  2. Van Johnson was one of the last surviving matinee idols of Hollywood’s “golden age” at the time of his death.
  3. He has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6600 Hollywood Blvd. for his contribution to the film industry.

Featured Image by Eric Carpenter (1909–1976) / eBay / Public Domain

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