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Erskine Johnson (1910–1984)

Erskine Johnson was a Hollywood gossip columnist who worked for the Hearst newspaper chain and appeared on the radio and in motion pictures, including his own newsreel productions. His syndicated column was called "Hollywood" and "Hollywood Notes". Between 1937 and 1960, Johnson appeared in eight movies and two TV series, mostly as himself or as a... See full bio »


(age 73) in Orange, California, USA

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Man of Courage Erskine Johnson
Trocadero Hollywood Columnist


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 1964 Kisses for My President
Reporter (uncredited)
 1963 Under the Yum Yum Tree
Writer (uncredited)
 1960 The Roaring 20's (TV Series)
- Bold Edition (1960) ... Erskine
 1959 The Millionaire (TV Series)
Reporter (Himself)
- Millionaire Ann Griffin (1959) ... Reporter (Himself)
 1959 Al Capone
Reporter (uncredited)
 1958 Teacher's Pet
Erskine Johnson (uncredited)
 1947 The Corpse Came C.O.D.
Erskine Johnson (uncredited)
 1944 Trocadero
Hollywood Columnist
 1943 A Night for Crime
Erskine Johnson
 1943 Man of Courage
Erskine Johnson
 1939 That's Right - You're Wrong
Erskine Johnson (uncredited)
 1937 Exclusive
Reporter (uncredited)
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 1949 Erskine Johnson's Hollywood Reel (TV Series) (co-producer)
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 1961 This Is Your Life (TV Series)
- William Frawley (1961) ... Himself
 1949 Erskine Johnson's Hollywood Reel (TV Series)
Himself - Host

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Johnson was the source of Groucho Marx's famous quote, "I don't want to belong to any club that would accept me as one of its members." Johnson published the remark in his column of 20 October 1949, claiming it came from Marx's resignation letter to the Friars' Club.

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