Van Heflin, Best Supporting Actor 1942: MovieMonday.com

JOHNNY EAGER

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Van Heflin won his Supporting Oscar for playing Robert Taylor's alcoholic friend and conscience.


Van Heflin (1910 - 1971)

American leading man of the forties who was a familar character actor during the fifties and sixties. His real name was Emmett Evan Heflin. In the thirties Van Heflin alternated working odd jobs and appearingon broadway. HE started appearing in films in 1937, his debut being in " A Woman Rebels" constarring with Katharine Hepburn.

Van Heflin received a Master's at Yale's Baker Workshop. Through the years he has appeared in many Broadway plays, including A CASE OF LIBEL.

At age 32, Van Heflin became the youngest actor to date to win an Oscar.

Van Heflin's other films include:

BACK DOOR TO HEAVEN
SANTA FE TRAIL
THE FEMININE TOUCH
KID GLOVE KILLER
SEVEN SWEETHEARTS
GRAND CENTRAL MURDER
TAP ROOTS
THE THREE MUSKETEERS
MADAME BOVARY
EAST SIDE
TOMAHAWK
THE PROWLER
SHANE
THE RAID
THE BLACK WIDOW
PATTERNS
GUNMAN'S WALK
UNDER TEN FLAGS
CRY OF BATTLE
THE GREATEST STORY EVER TOLD
STAGECOACH
AIRPORT
THE BIG BOUNCE

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