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Johnny Johnston (I) (1915–1996)

Nightclub singer; leading man in a few Hollywood musicals of the 1940's. Mr. Johnston began his career in small nightclubs and soon became a singer with Art Kassel and his band, "Kassels in the Air". He also appeared on many radio shows in the late 1930's. In 1942, he signed with Capitol Records - becoming one of the first four artists signed by ... See full bio »

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The Man from Texas
The Man from Texas Billy Taylor
TV Reader's Digest
TV Reader's Digest Stephen Foster
You Can't Ration Love
You Can't Ration Love John 'Two Point' Simpson
Star Spangled Rhythm
Star Spangled Rhythm Johnnie Johnson- 'That Old Black Magic' Number


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 1960 Make That Spare (TV Series)
Host (1960-61; 1962-64)
 1956 Rock Around the Clock
Steve Hollis
 1955 The Eddie Cantor Comedy Theater (TV Series)
Teddy Binks
- Call Me Irving (1955) ... Teddy Binks
 1955 TV Reader's Digest (TV Series)
Stephen Foster
- Dear Friends and Gentle Hearts (1955) ... Stephen Foster
 1955 Unchained
Eddie Garrity
 1950 Lights Out (TV Series)
- Jasper (1950) ... Charles
 1950 Cavalcade of Broadway: The Versailles (Short)
Nightclub Singer
 1948 The Man from Texas
Billy Taylor (as Johnnie Johnston)
 1947 This Time for Keeps
Dick Johnson (as Johnnie Johnston)
 1945 Incendiary Blonde
Singer (uncredited)
 1945 Bombalera (Short)
Dick Richards (as Stan Johnston)
 1944 Halfway to Heaven (Short)
Johnny Harrigan
 1944 Showboat Serenade (Short)
Bob (as Johnnie Johnston)
 1944 You Can't Ration Love
John 'Two Point' Simpson (as Johnnie Johnston)
 1943 Mardi Gras (Short)
Johnnie Jones (as Johnnie Johnston)
 1942 Star Spangled Rhythm
Johnnie Johnson- 'That Old Black Magic' Number (as Johnnie Johnston)
 1942 Priorities on Parade
Johnny Draper (as Johnnie Johnston)
 1942 Sweater Girl
Johnny Arnold
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Other Works:

Stage: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn - playing Johnny Nolan at the Alvin Theatre, NYC. He was the male lead, Shirley Booth being the top star. Introduced "I'll Buy You a Star" and was the prime vocalist in the show, having five numbers plus the Finale.

Alternate Names:

Johnnie Johnston | Stan Johnston


5' 11½" (1.82 m)

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Second husband of Kathryn Grayson. See more »

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