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Bill Johnson (I) (1916–1957)

William Thomas Johnson was a star performer at the University of Maryland, College Park, performing for the school's Footlight Club and graduating with an engineering degree in 1936. He was nicknamed "Bing" by his classmates due to his singing ability. Upon graduation he got a job at NBC as a singer on a radio show featuring Dinah Shore. After a ... See full bio »

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 1945 Keep Your Powder Dry
Captain Bill Barclay
 1945 It's a Pleasure
Buzz 'Buzzard' Fletcher
 1939 At Home (Short)
Bill Johnson - Singer
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 1939 At Home (Short) (performer: "The Very Thought of You", "I Love You Truly" - uncredited)
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 1950 Kaleidoscope (TV Series)
Himself in Song Time segment
- Episode #4.3 (1950) ... Himself in Song Time segment

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He acted in Irving Berlin's musical, "Annie Get Your Gun", at the London Coliseum in London, England with Dolores Gray, Harry Moreny, Wendy Toye, Irving Davies, Ellis Irving, John Garside, Don Johnson, Paddy Stone and Betty Hare in the cast.

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Johnson was also a charter member of the Broadway Show League, Broadway's competitive softball league, established in 1955. After his death in March 1957 the BSL announced that they would create their first MVP award and name it for Johnson.



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