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Van Heflin (December 13, 1908 – July 23, 1971) was an American theater, radio, and film actor. He played mostly character parts over the course of his film career, but during the 1940s had a string of roles as a leading man. He won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in Johnny Eager (1942).

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  • Born: Emmett Evan Heflin, Jr. December 13, 1908 Walters, Oklahoma, U.S.
  • Died: July 23, 1971 (aged 62) Hollywood, California, U.S.
  • Cause of death: heart attack
  • Occupation: Actor
  • Years active: 1928–71
  • Spouse(s): Eleanor Scherr (aka Eleanor Shaw) Frances E. Neal (1942–67; 3 children)
  • Children: Vana O'Brien (b. 1943) Cathleen (Kate) Heflin Tracy Heflin

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The Moviegoer, Aug. 26-Sept. 1
LA Times Entertainme, 2018-08-24 13:00:00
Laemmle Anniversary Classics Director George Stevens’ Shane, the classic 1953 Western about a mysterious gunslinger (Alan Ladd) who defends homesteaders from a ruthless, land-grabbing cattle baron. With Jean Arthur, Van Heflin and Jack Palance. A discussion with David Ladd, Alan’s son, will follow....

Playbill Vault’s Today In Theatre History: March 28
Playbill Combined , 2015-03-28 04:00:00
1939 Philip Barry tells The Philadelphia Story at the Shubert Theatre in New York. Katharine Hepburn, Van Heflin, Shirley Booth, and Joseph Cotten star. Robert Edmond Jones designs the sets and lighting, Robert B. Sinclair stages. It will run a year.

The Texas Theatre in Dallas commemorates Kennedy's assassination
LA Times Entertainme, 2013-11-22 21:41:00
On the afternoon of Nov. 22, 1963, the Texas Theatre in the Oak Cliff neighborhood of Dallas was showing two forgettable war films, "Cry of Battle," with Oscar-winners Van Heflin and Rita Moreno, and "War is Hell," with Baynes Barron.    

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