Date of birth : December 5, 1897, Columbus, Georgia.
Date of death : March 25, 1977, Hollywood, California. Burried at the Westwood Memorial Park.
Occupation screenwriter; producer.
He was credited in many films including "Jesse James" (1939) and "The Grapes of Wrath" (1940).
From 2 plays, he wrote a screenplay for "How to Marry a Millionaire?" (1953)
Premiere of "How to Marry a Millionaire?", on November 10, 1953
Then he wrote 2 projects for the Fox, especially for Marilyn. But she was fed up of playing a sex bomb and was preparing to found the Marilyn Monroe Productions.
"Pink Tights" didn't see the light of day, and "How to Be Very, Very Popular" (1955) was filmed with Sheree North.
Despite their mutual antipathy, Johnson and Marilyn were brought together on the set of "Something's Got to Give", where he replaced the former screenwriter. After having refused the daily changes of the script, and after having been himself replaced, he supported Marilyn's cause facing up George Cukor, but Marilyn was nevertheless dismissed.