Arch Johnson - biography

Actor from United States of America

Archibald "Arch" Winchester Johnson (14 March 1922 – 9 October 1997) was an American actor appearing on Broadway and in over 100 television shows. Johnson was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota. A stage actor as well as a prolific television character actor, he was in the original production of West Side Story on Broadway and the revival of that show in the 1980s on Broadway as well. He was the only actor from the original stage version who returned for the revival and he toured Europe with the show. He was in the original version of Other People's Money on Broadway and originated the Role of "Jorge" that Gregory Peck played in the film version. His first love was theatre, where he started, and he came back to it at the end of his career before retiring in the late 1990s. Johnson died of cancer on October 9, 1997 in Snow Hill, Maryland. Arch Johnson at the Internet Movie Database  ( Wikipedia article )

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Personal facts

Known as
Arch W. Johnson,Archibald "Arch" Winchester Johnson,Archie Johnson,Archibald Winchester Johnson
Date of birth
1922-03-14
Place of birth
Minneapolis
Nationality
United States of America
Spouse(s)
Yvonne Saccard Joyce Jean D. Heibeck Eleanor M. Willey
Children
LouAnn Johnson Jessica Johnson Joseph Johnson Jennifer Johnson Archie Jr. Johnson
Profession
Actor

Performances

Year Performance Character
1961 The Lawbreakers Chief Inspector Gus Honichek

Death

Date of death
1997-10-09
Place of death
Snow Hill

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