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US film actor Van Johnson dead at 92: report

world Updated: Dec 13, 2008 14:34 IST

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Van Johnson, a Hollywood actor, whose career took off during World War II and spanned over six decades, has died at the age of 92, The New York Times reported on Saturday.

The newspaper said Johnson, known for his boyish looks and his roles in war films, musicals and comedies, passed away at the Tappan Zee Manor assisted living facility in Nyack, New York, Friday.

There was no mention of the cause of the death.

Johnson was noted by the media in his first dramatic role of a pilot in the 1944 film Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo.

His other notable films included The Caine Mutiny, a 1954 adaptation of the Herman Wouk novel, and The End of the Affair, based on a Graham Greene novel, in which he played an illicit lover.