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John Payne Overview:

Legendary actor, John Payne, was born John Howard Payne on May 23, 1912 in Roanoke, VA. Payne died at the age of 77 on Dec 6, 1989 in Malibu, CA and was cremated and his ashes scattered at sea.

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He was honored with two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the categories of Motion Pictures and Television. Payne was never nominated for an Academy Award.

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popular actor whose career spanned four decades

By Art on May 23, 2013 From Classic Cinema Gold

John Howard Payne was an American film actor who is mainly remembered for his 20th Century Fox musical films during the 1940s, including his leading role in “Miracle on 34th Street” (1947) and for his starring role on the television series “The Restless Gun” (1957-1959). J... Read full article


and Natalie Wood

By Art on Oct 24, 2011 From Classic Cinema Gold

and nine year old Natalie Wood become friends while filming “Miracle On 34th Street” (1947) Share: • Posted by Art • Monday, October 24th, 2011 at 5:52 am • (0) Comment ... Read full article


By Dawn on Jan 14, 2011 From Noir and Chick Flicks

(May 28, 1912 – December 6, 1989). Was mainly remembered as a singer in 20th Century Fox musical films, as well as his leading roles in Miracle on 34th Street and the NBC western television series, The Restless Gun. Please click here to read past reviews. Today on TCM: J... Read full article


: Was the first person in Hollywood interested in making the James Bond films.

By Dawn on Apr 23, 2010 From Noir and Chick Flicks

, was offered a contract by Samuel Goldwyn in 1936 and moved to Hollywood. He worked for various studios until 1940, when he signed with 20th Century Fox. Payne performed in many 1940s musicals: Springtime in the Rockies, Sun Valley Serenade (1941) and Hello, Frisco, Hello (1943). One of... Read full article


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John Payne Quotes:

Tennessee: Honey, I never could wait for anything, you know that. Especially trouble.


[Prologue]
Bill Mayhew: In the old days of the west, the big cattle spreads had spring and fall round-ups. Then the steers to be sold became a trail herd pointed to the nearest railhead often hundreds of miles away. The trail was sometimes tough with rain, wind and snow.


Fred Gailey: Look Doris, someday you're going to find that your way of facing this realistic world just doesn't work. And when you do, don't overlook those lovely intangibles. You'll discover those are the only things that are worthwhile.


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Was very good friends with his co star Maureen O'Hara, with whom he starred in four films, To the Shores of Tripoli (1942), Sentimental Journey (1946), Tripoli (1950), and their most famous one, the classic Miracle on 34th Street (1947).

His Favorite movie he did was Miracle on 34th Street (1947).

Grandfather of actress Katharine Towne and Holly Payne.

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