Van Johnson Dies at 92

December 13th, 2008 - 11:41 am ICT by Bupha Ravirot  

Hollywood star of 40s and 50s, Van Johnson died Friday, Dec 12. He was 92.

According to a spokeswoman, Johnson died at around 11 a.m Friday at Tappan Zee Manor, an assisted living community in Nyack, New York.

Born in Newport, Rhode Island, his career stretched over six decades and across genres, from comedies and war films, such as “The Caine Mutiny” and “30 Seconds Over Tokyo”, to Broadway musicals and television shows, including a guest spot as the Minstrel on the campy 1960s series, “Batman”.

Johnson married Eve Lynn Wynnon January 25, 1947. He was estranged from their daughter, Schuyler, born in 1948.

Johnson underwent treatment for skin cancer in 1963. He died on December 12, 2008 of natural causes at the Tappan Zee Manor, an assisted living center in Nyack, New York, where he had been living for seven years.

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