Theatre, Film, and Television Biographies
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John Payne Biography (1912-1989)
Born May 23 (some sources say May 28), 1912, in Roanoke, VA; died of heart failure, December 6, 1989, in Malibu, CA; son of George Washington (a gentlemanfarmer) and Ida Hope (Schaeffer) Payne; married Anne Shirley (an actress; divorced); married Gloria DeHaven (an actress; divorced); married Alexandra (Sandy) Crowell Curtis (an actress), 1952; children: Julie Anne, Kathleen, Thomas.
- Birth Details
- May 23, 1912
- Roanoke, Virginia, United States
- Death Details
- December 6, 1989
- Malibu, California, United States
Credits; STAGE APPEARANCES
- Understudy, At Home Abroad (revue), Winter Garden Theatre, New York City,1935.
Credits; MAJOR TOURS
- Bill Johnson, Good News, U.S. cities, 1973-74.
Credits; FILM APPEARANCES
- FILM DEBUT--Harry, Dodsworth, United Artists, 1936.
- Jimmy Maxwell, Hats Off, Grand National, 1937.
- Bill Adams, Love on Toast, Paramount, 1937.
- Martin Bates, College Swing (also known as Swing, Teacher, Swing), Paramount, 1938.
- Don Vincente, Garden of the Moon, Warner Brothers, 1938.
- Eddie Greer, Indianapolis Speedway (also known as Devil on Wheels), Warner Brothers, 1939.
- Steve Nelson, Kid Nightingale, Warner Brothers, 1939.
- Jerry Harrington, Wings of the Navy, Warner Brothers, 1939.
- Richard Lansing, The Great Profile, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1940.
- Slim, King of the Lumberjacks, Warner Brothers, 1940.
- Lee Danfield, Maryland, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1940.
- Bud Borden, Star Dust, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1940.
- Bill Morrissey, Tear Gas Squad, Warner Brothers, 1940.
- Skeets Harrigan, Tin Pan Alley, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1940.
- Rix Martin, The Great American Broadcast, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1941.
- Dan Hopkins, Remember the Day, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1941.
- Ted Scott, Sun Valley Serenade, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1941.
- Jay Williams, Weekend in Havana, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1941.
- Bill Smith, Footlight Serenade, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1942.
- Corporal James Murfin, Iceland, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1942.
- Dan, Springtime in the Rockies, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1942.
- Chris Winters, To the Shores of Tripoli, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1942.
- Johnnie Cornell, Hello, Frisco, Hello, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1943.
- Harry Fox, The Dolly Sisters, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1945.
- Gray Maturin, The Razor's Edge, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1946.
- Bill, Sentimental Journey, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1946.
- Jeff, Wake Up and Dream, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1946.
- Fred Gailey, The Miracle on 34th Street (also known as The Big Heart), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1947.
- Rick Maxon, Larceny, Universal, 1948.
- Eric Busch, The Saxon Charm, Universal, 1948.
- title role, Captain China, Paramount, 1949.
- Eddie Rice, The Crooked Way, United Artists, 1949.
- Clayton Fletcher, El Paso, Paramount, 1949.
- Todd Croyden, The Eagle and the Hawk (also known as Spread Eagle), Paramount, 1950.
- Lieutenant O'Bannon, Tripoli (also known as First Marines), Paramount, 1950.
- Steve Singleton, Crosswinds (also known as Jungle Attacks), Paramount, 1951.
- Pete Black, Passage West (also known as High Venture), Paramount, 1951.
- Kelly Hanson, The Blazing Forest, Paramount, 1952.
- Dick Lindsay, Caribbean (also known as Caribbean Gold), Paramount, 1952.
- Joe Rolfe, Kansas City Confidential (also known as The Secret Four), United Artists, 1952.
- Barbarossa, Raiders of the Seven Seas, United Artists, 1953.
- Rock Grayson, The Vanquished, Paramount, 1953.
- Ernie Driscoll, 99 River Street, United Artists, 1953.
- Jefferson Harder, Rails into Laramie, Universal, 1954.
- Dan Ballard, Silver Lode, RKO, 1954.
- Mike Cormack, Hell's Island (also known as The Ruby Virgin, Love Is a Weapon, and South Seas Fury), Paramount, 1955.
- Bill Mayhew, The Road to Denver, Republic, 1955.
- Kirby Randolph, Santa Fe Passage, Republic, 1955.
- Tennessee, Tennessee's Partner, Filmcrest/RKO, 1955.
- Ben Grace, Slightly Scarlet, RKO, 1956.
- Matt Brady, The Boss, United Artists, 1956.
- Mackenzie, Hold Back the Night, Allied Artists, 1956.
- John Wiloughby, Rebel in Town, United Artists, 1956.
- Major Paul Peterson, Bailout at 43,000, United Artists, 1957.
- Mike Brent, Hidden Fear, United Artists, 1957.
- Iverson, The Risk (also known as Suspect), Kingsley, 1961.
- Bob Martin, They Ran for Their Lives, Color Vision, 1968.
- John, The Savage Wild, American International, 1970.
- Also appeared in The Gift of the Nile.
Credits; FILM WORK
- Director, They Ran for Their Lives, Color Vision, 1968.
Credits; TELEVISION APPEARANCES; SERIES
- Vint Bonner, The Restless Gun, NBC, 1957-59.
- host, Call of the West, syndicated, 1969.
- Britt Ponset, The Restless Gun (broadcast as an episode of Schlitz Playhouse of Stars), CBS, 1957.
- Torin O'Connor, O'Connor's Ocean, NBC, 1960.
- Ingalls, Go West, Young Girl, ABC, 1978.
- "Double-Dyed Deceiver," The Nash Airflyte Theatre, CBS, 1950.
- "The Name Is Bellingham" and "Exit," Schlitz Playhouse of Stars, CBS, 1951.
- "The Deep Six," Robert Montgomery Presents, NBC, 1953.
- "Lash of Fear," General Electric Theatre, CBS, 1955.
- "Deadline," Studio 57, Dumont, 1956.
- "Until the Man Dies," Zane Grey Theatre (also known as Dick Powell's ZaneGrey Theatre), CBS, 1957.
- "The Little Hours," General Electric Theatre, CBS, 1962.
- Name of the Game, NBC, 1968.
- Gunsmoke, CBS, 1970.
- Cade's County, CBS, 1971.
- Columbo, NBC, 1975.
- Mr. Jerome, The Christmas Star, ABC, 1986.
- C.K. Dexter Haven, "The Philadelphia Story," The Best of Broadway, CBS, 1954.
- Also "Alice in Wonderland," Hallmark Hall of Fame, NBC, 1955.
Credits; TELEVISION WORK; SERIES
- Executive producer, The Restless Gun, NBC, 1957-59.
- Producer, O'Connor's Ocean, NBC, 1960.
OBITUARIES AND OTHER SOURCES:
- [New York] Daily News, December 7, 1989.
- New York Times, December 8, 1989.
- Variety, December 13, 1989.
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