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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.

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Van Heflin

"Louis B. Mayer once looked at me and said, 'You will never get the girl at the end.' So I worked on my acting." - Van Heflin

Van Heflin (1910 - 1971) He appeared in the movies "Shane", "The Greatest Story Ever Told", and "Airport". Heflin was born Emmett Evan Heflin, Jr. in Walters, Oklahoma

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