Van and Lucy

Lucy pleads for Van to peform a number with her at The Cobana Club in the episode "The Dancing Star" (#4.27).

Van Johnson
Van Johnson
Van Johnson made a guest appearance on "I Love Lucy" in Season 5.
Vital information
Gender: Male
Born: (1916-08-25)August 25, 1916
Birthplace: Newport, Rhode Island, U.S.
Died December 12, 2008(2008-12-12) (aged 92)
Deathplace: Nyack, New York, U.S.
Actor, dancer, singer
Years active: 1935–1992
Family and Personal information
Spouse(s): Eve Lynn Abbott Wynn (1947–68; divorced; 1 daughter and 2 stepsons)
Character/Show information
Appeared on/
involved with:
I Love Lucy
Episodes appeared in/
involed with:
"Dancing Star" in Season 4
Appears as: ;Himself
I Love Lucy Wiki Script

Van Johnson (August 25, 1916 – December 12, 2008) was a major stage, film and television actor and dancer who was a major star at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) studios during and after World War II. He made a guest appearance on I Love Lucy in the Season 4 episode "Dancing Star" (#4.27), where he gets to perform a dance scene with Lucy Ricardo at the Cobana Club.


Van was the embodiment of the "boy-next-door wholesomeness (that) made him a popular Hollywood star in the '40s and '50s," playing "the red-haired, freckle-faced soldier, sailor or bomber pilot who used to live down the street" in MGM movies during the war years with such films as Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo, A Guy Named Joe and The Caine Mutiny. Johnson made occasional World War II movies through the end of the 1960s, and he played a military officer in one of his final feature films, in 1992. At the time of his death in December 2008, he was one of the last surviving matinee idols of Hollywood's "golden age." [1]


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