Died Today (December 6th) – John Payne (1912–1989)

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johnpayne.jpgJohn Payne (1912–1989)

Born: May 28, 1912 in Roanoke, Virginia, USA
Died: December 6, 1989 (age 77) in Malibu, California, USA

Married to: Alexandra Crowell Curtis (27 September 1953 – 6 December 1989) (his death)
Gloria DeHaven (28 December 1944 – 21 September 1951) (divorced) (2 children)
Anne Shirley (22 August 1937 – 1 March 1943) (divorced) (1 child)

Back in 1937 while I was under contract to Paramount, I sang on a five-minute radio program with another contract player from Paramount. A girl who’s done rather well since — Betty Grable. Betty and I didn’t do so well then, though. We couldn’t find a sponsor and finally gave up the program. I sang low tenor — or, should I say, high baritone.

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