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Johnnie Johnston
Actor and singer

Johnnie Johnston

Johnnie Johnston
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Quick Facts

Intro Actor and singer
Was Singer Actor
From United States of America
Field Film, TV, Stage & Radio Music
Gender male
Birth 1 December 1915, St. Louis
Death 6 January 1996 (aged 80 years)
Spouse: Kathryn Grayson
The details (from wikipedia)


Johnny Johnston (December 1, 1915 – January 6, 1996), was an American actor and singer who was popular in the 1940s.

Early years

Born John, Clifford Johnston in St. Louis, Missouri, he was of Scottish, Venetian and French descent.


In the late 1930s, Johnston had his own program on NBC-Blue.


Johnston had several hits on the Capitol label.

Personal life

Johnston married Kathryn Grayson August 22, 1947 in Carmel, California. Grayson was his second wife. On October 7, 1948, the couple's only child, daughter Patricia "Patty Cake" Kathryn Johnston was born. Grayson and Johnston separated on November 15, 1950. On October 3, 1951, Grayson was given a divorce from Johnston on the grounds of mental cruelty. Johnston's This Time for Keeps co-star, Esther Williams, claimed in her 1999 autobiography that while making the film, Johnston would read Grayson's intimate letters aloud to the girls in his fan club, including the "all-too-graphic details concerning what she liked about his love-making." Later he operated a nightclub in New York City.

On July 31, 1952, Johnston married Shirley I. Carmel in Greenwich, Connecticut.

Hit recordings

Year Single US Chart position label catalog #
1945 "(All of a Sudden) My Heart Sings" 7 Capitol 186
"Laura" 5 Capitol 196
"There Must Be a Way" 9 Capitol 196
1946 "One More Dream (and She's Mine)" 13 Capitol 228


  • Star Spangled Rhythm (1942)
  • Priorities on Parade (1942)
  • This Time for Keeps (1947)
  • Unchained (1955)
  • Rock Around the Clock (1956)
  • "Columbia". Ohio, East Liverpool. The Evening Review. October 2, 1942. p. 6. Retrieved February 6, 2016 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication - free to read
  • "West Brings Top Tunefilm". Indiana, Terre Haute. The Terre Haute Tribune. April 24, 1949. p. 31. Retrieved February 6, 2016 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication - free to read

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