Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Van Johnson, actor and friend of Lucy's passes on

With sadness, we report the passing of Mr. Van Johnson who died Friday of natural causes in an assisted living center in Nyack, NY. I Love Lucy fans will remember Mr. Johnson for his performance in one of the California episodes when Lucy got to dance in his show at the hotel to prove to her friend Carolyne Applebee that she "hob-nobbed" with the celebritties. She got to perform "How About You" with him and it was one of the few times Lucy didn't do anything silly but did a wonderful job! Mr. Johnson was an accomplished actor and dancer and was 92 years old when he passed away.

Mr. Johnson also appeared with Henry Fonda and Lucy in the hit movie Yours, Mine and Ours. He will be missed.