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Van Heflin

(Emmett Evan Heflin Jr.)
Born: 12/13/1910
Birthplace: Walters, Oklahoma

An Academy Award-winning actor whose career spanned 45 years and 57 films, Heflin appeared mostly in dramatic roles, winning his Oscar for his supporting performance in Johnny Eager (1942). He appeared opposite Barbara Stanwyck in The Strange Love of Martha Ivers (1946), B.F.'s Daughter (1948), East Side, West Side (1949), and enjoyed starring roles in several westerns, most notably Shane (1953) and Stagecoach (1966). He also made a couple of forays into the musical genre, starring opposite Judy Garland in Presenting Lily Mars (1943) and Till The Clouds Roll By (1946), then working under her husband Vincente Minnelli's direction for Madame Bovary (1949).

Died: 7/23/1971

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  • Possessed (1947) - Starring Joan Crawford, Van Heflin, Raymond Massey, Geraldine Brooks, Stanley Ridges
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  • Green Dolphin Street (1947) - Starring Lana Turner, Van Heflin, Donna Reed, Richard Hart, Frank Morgan
  • The Strange Love of Martha Ivers (1946) - Starring Barbara Stanwyck, Kirk Douglas, Judith Anderson, Van Heflin, Lizabeth Scott
  • Shane (1953) - Shane (1953) Director: George Stevens Cast: Alan Ladd, Jean Arthur, Van Heflin, Jack Palance and ...