He acted in Marc Camoletti's play, "Boeing Boeing," at the Cape Playhouse in Dennis, Massachusetts with Peter Pagan in the cast.
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[MGM] was one big happy family and a little kingdom. Everything was provided for us, from singing lessons to barbells. All we had to do was inhale, exhale and be charming. I used to dread leaving the studio to go out into the real world, because to me the studio was the real world.
He made his Broadway debut in 1936 in "New Faces of 1936", (an annual revue that had also introduced Imogene Coca
and Henry Fonda
in 1934). Van would appear in a total of seven Broadway shows to date, including the original cast production of "Pal Joey" in 1940-41 and last appearing in "La Cage aux Folles" in 1987.
Always wears red socks
King of Dinner Theater