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Bobby Van

Highest Rated:   90% Kiss Me Kate (1953)
Lowest Rated:   90% Kiss Me Kate (1953)
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The son of vaudevillians, ebullient musical comedy star Bobby Van had a brief but rewarding MGM screen career in the early '50s. If for nothing else, Van will always be remembered as the ecstatic young fellow who made like a human pogo stick during an expansive production number in Small Town Girl (1953). When musicals went out of vogue, Van had to make do with atrocities like The Navy vs. the Night Monsters (1965). He did rather better in nightclubs, first as a solo and then as partner to his old MGM buddy Mickey Rooney. In the early '70s, Van launched a profitable second career as a TV game show host; his last such stint before his death in 1980 was the syndicated nightly audience-participation series Make Me Laugh (1978-1979). Bobby Van was married to actress Elaine Joyce, a frequent celebrity contestant on her husband's TV programs.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Bunco
  • Actor
1977
No Score Yet Lost Horizon
  • Harry Lovett
1973
No Score Yet Burt Bacharach in Shangri-La
  • Actor
1973
No Score Yet Doomsday Machine (Escape from Planet Earth)
  • Actor
1972
No Score Yet Escape from Planet Earth
  • Actor
1967
No Score Yet The Navy vs. the Night Monsters
  • Ens. Rutherford Chandler
1966
90% Kiss Me Kate
  • Gremio
1953
No Score Yet The Affairs of Dobie Gillis
  • Dobie Gillis
1953
No Score Yet Small Town Girl
  • Ludwig Schlemmer
1953
No Score Yet Because You're Mine
  • Artie Pilcer
1952
No Score Yet Skirts Ahoy!
  • Himself
1952

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet Wonder Woman (1976)
1975-1979
  • Monty Burns
No Score Yet CHiPs
1977-1983
  • Eddie

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