Aug 6, 2012
Van Heflin gets top billing on Day 6 of TCM's 'Summer Under the Stars' Monday
When TCM 's "Summer Under the Stars" moves into Day 6 on Monday, August 6, the classic movie network shifts focus from the usual matinee idols.
TCM honors Van Heflin on August 6
Turner Classic Movies continues its 2012 Summer Under the Stars program with a day of movies starring Van Heflin on Monday, August 6. Best remembered for his roles in Westerns like " Shane " and "3:10 to Yuma" , Heflin was a versatile actor who appeared in dozens of films and won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for his work in "Johnny Eager" .
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Vintage Hunk: Van Heflin
Van Heflin was a wonderful actor and a handsome man. He had one of the greatest voices of any actor from Hollywood's Golden Age, won an Academy Award, and starred in a number of memorable movies.