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Van Heflin (I) (1908–1971)


Craggy-faced, dependable star character actor Van Heflin never quite made the Hollywood "A" list, but made up for what he lacked in appearance with hard work, charisma and solid acting performances. He was born Emmett Evan Heflin in Oklahoma in December 1908, the son of Fanny Bleecker (Shippey) and Emmett Evan Heflin, a dental surgeon. When his ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Shane
Shane Joe Starrett
(1953)
3:10 to Yuma
3:10 to Yuma Dan Evans
(1957)
The Three Musketeers
(1948)
Act of Violence
Act of Violence Frank R. Enley
(1949)

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 1971 The Last Child (TV Movie)
Senator Quincy George
 1970 Neither Are We Enemies (TV Movie)
Joseph of Arimathea
 1970 Airport
D.O. Guerrero
 1969 The Big Bounce
Sam Mirakian
 1968 Certain Honorable Men (TV Movie)
Champ Donohue
 1968 The Danny Thomas Hour (TV Series)
Kreutzer
- Fear Is the Chain (1968) ... Kreutzer
 1968 A Case of Libel (TV Movie)
Robert Sloane
 1968 The Ruthless Four
Sam Cooper
 1967 The Man Outside
Bill MacLean
 1966 Stagecoach
Marshal Curly Wilcox
 1965 The Teenage Revolution (TV Movie documentary)
Narrator
 1965 Once a Thief
Inspector Mike Vido SFPD
 1965 The Greatest Story Ever Told
Bar Amand
 1963 The Great Adventure (TV Series)
Announcer
- The Story of Nathan Hale (1963) ... Announcer (uncredited)
 1963 Cry of Battle
Joe Trent
 1961 The Dick Powell Theatre (TV Series)
Sergeant Paul Maxon
- Ricochet (1961) ... Sergeant Paul Maxon
 1961 The Wastrel
Duncan Bell
 1960 Under Ten Flags
Captain Bernhard Rogge
 1960 5 Branded Women
Velko
 1957-1960 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
Captain / Bill Kilcoyne / Col. Sten
- The Cruel Day (1960) ... Captain
- The Rank and File (1959) ... Bill Kilcoyne
- The Dark Side of the Earth (1957) ... Col. Sten
 1959 They Came to Cordura
Sgt. John Chawk
 1958 Tempest
Emelyan Pugachov
 1958 Gunman's Walk
Lee Hackett
 1957 3:10 to Yuma
Dan Evans
 1956 Patterns
Fred Staples
 1955 Count Three and Pray
Luke Fargo
 1955 Battle Cry
Maj. Sam Huxley - CO, 2nd Bn., 6th Marine Regt.
 1954 Black Widow
Peter Denver
 1954 Woman's World
Jerry Talbot
 1954 The Raid
Maj. Neal Benton
 1954 Tanganyika
John Gale
 1953 Wings of the Hawk
Irish Gallager
 1953 Shane
Joe Starrett
 1953 The Golden Mask
Nicholas Chapman
 1952 My Son John
Stedman
 1951 Week-End with Father
Brad Stubbs
 1951 The Prowler
Webb Garwood
 1951 Tomahawk
Bridger
 1950 Robert Montgomery Presents (TV Series)
Dr. Martin Arrowsmith
- Arrowsmith (1950) ... Dr. Martin Arrowsmith
 1950 Nash Airflyte Theatre (TV Series)
Llano Kid
- A Double-Dyed Deceiver (1950) ... Llano Kid
 1949 East Side, West Side
Mark Dwyer
 1949 Madame Bovary
Charles Bovary
 1949 Act of Violence
Frank R. Enley
 1948 The Three Musketeers
Athos
 1948 Tap Roots
Keith Alexander
 1948 B.F.'s Daughter
Thomas W. Brett
 1947 Green Dolphin Street
Timothy Haslam
 1947 Possessed
David Sutton
 1946 Till the Clouds Roll By
James I. Hessler
 1946 The Strange Love of Martha Ivers
Sam Masterson
 1944 Land and Live in the Jungle
1st Lieutenant Lynn Harrison (uncredited)
 1943 Presenting Lily Mars
John Thornway
 1942 Tennessee Johnson
Andrew Johnson
 1942 Seven Sweethearts
Henry Taggart
 1942 Grand Central Murder
'Rocky' Custer
 1942 Kid Glove Killer
Gordon McKay
 1941 Johnny Eager
Jeff Hartnett
 1941 H.M. Pulham, Esq.
Bill King
 1941 The Feminine Touch
Elliott Morgan
 1940 Santa Fe Trail
Rader
 1939 Back Door to Heaven
John Shelley
 1937 Saturday's Heroes
Val Webster
 1937 Annapolis Salute
Clay V. Parker
 1937 Flight from Glory
George Wilson
 1937 The Outcasts of Poker Flat
Reverend Samuel Woods
 1936 A Woman Rebels
Lord Gerald Waring Gaythorne
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Radio: Appeared (as "Philip Marlowe") in "The Pepsodent Program: Philip Marlowe" (NBC Radio). See more »

Publicity Listings:

4 Articles | 1 Pictorial | See more »

Alternate Names:

Lt. Van Heflin A.A.F. Ret. | United States Army Air Force Reserve Lt. Van Heflin

Height:

5' 11¾" (1.82 m)
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Personal Quote:

Louis B. Mayer once looked at me and said, "You will never get the girl at the end". So I worked on my acting. See more »

Trivia:

His grandfather Alexander A. Heflin (1849-1940) joined Roddey's Escort, Alabama Cavalry, at age 14 or 15 and served in the Confederate army during the American Civil War, along with his brothers James, William C., Hugh, John and Thomas. See more »

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