Van Heflin, c. 1950. 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.
Van Heflin was an American film and theater actor. He played mostly character parts over the course of his film career, but during the 1940s had a string of roles as a leading man. Wikipedia Born: December 13, 1910, Walters, OK Died: July 23, 1971, Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA Height: 6' 0" (1.82 m) Spouse: Frances E. Neal (m. 1942–1967), Eleanor Scherr Children: Kate Heflin, Tracy Heflin, Vana O'Brien
Van HEFLIN (1908-1971) * AFI Top Actor nominee. Notable films ~ Santa Fe Trail (1940); Johnny Eager (1941); Kid Glove Killer (1942); Grand Central Murder (1942); The Man on America's Conscience (1942); The Strange Love of Martha Ivers (1946); Green Dolphin Street (1947); The Three Musketeers (1948); Act of Violence (1948); Madame Bovary (1949); East Side, West Side (1949); The Prowler (1951); Patterns of Power (1956); Shane (1953); 3:10 to Yuma (1957); Gunman's Walk (1958)