Van Johnson, popular Hollywood star of 1940s musicals & comedies, passed away on Friday. He was 92 years old. Mr. Johnson died Dec. 12 at Tappan Zee Manor, a senior citizens home in Nyack, N.Y. No cause of death was immediately reported.
Johnson was a tall, athletic man with freckles and red hair who was frequently cast as an all-American boy. He played a real-life flyer who lost a leg in a crash in 30 Seconds Over Tokyo, a writer in love with Elizabeth Taylor in The Last Time I Saw Paris & a Civil-War-era farmer in The Romance of Rosy Ridge.