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Barbara Payton


Actress who’s remembered on her behalf tasks in such western-themed movies while Only the Valiant and Dallas. She was maybe most famous on her behalf troubled personal existence, including multiple affairs, medication and alcohol misuse, and prostitution. She was created in Cloquet, Minnesota, to Norwegian immigrant parents, and she was raised mainly in Odessa, Tx. She began a profession in modeling in the middle 1940s. Her vibrant life influenced such books as L.A. Despair: A Panorama of Criminal offense and Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye: The Barbara Payton Tale. Her four relationships– to William Hodge, John Payton, Jr., acting professional Franchot Firmness, and George Provas — all quickly finished in divorce. She also became infamous on her behalf affair with acting professional Tom Neal. She co-starred with Wayne Cagney inside a 1950 film noir entitled Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye.

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Full Name Barbara Payton
Date Of Birth November 16, 1927
Died May 8, 1967, San Diego, California, United States
Place Of Birth Cloquet, MN
Profession Movie Actress
Nationality American
Spouse Jess Rawley, George A. Provas, Franchot Tone, John Payton Jr., William Hodge
Children John Lee Payton
Parents Erwin Lee Redfield, Mabel Irene Todahl
Siblings Frank Leslie III Lee Redfield
Movies Trapped, Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye, Dallas, Bride of the Gorilla, Only the Valiant, Drums in the Deep South, The Flanagan Boy, Four Sided Triangle, Run for the Hills, Murder Is My Beat, 4 for Texas, The Great Jesse James Raid
Star Sign Scorpio

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Murder Is My Beat1955Eden Lane
The Great Jesse James Raid1953Kate
Run for the Hills1953Jane Johnson
Four Sided Triangle1953Lena / Helen
Bad Blonde1953Lorna Vecchi
Bride of the Gorilla1951Mrs. Dina Van Gelder
Drums in the Deep South1951Kathy Summers
Only the Valiant1951Cathy Eversham
Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye1950Holiday Carleton
The Pecos Pistol1949ShortKay McCormick
Trapped1949Meg Dixon
Once More, My Darling1949Girl Photographer (uncredited)
Silver Butte1949ShortRita Landon



The Great Jesse James Raid1953performer: "That's The Man For Me"

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Flickers!2014TV SeriesDina Van Gelder
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to James Cagney1974TV Special documentaryActress 'Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye'

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