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Jack Payne (I) (1899–1969)

Jack Payne was born on August 22, 1899 in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, England as John Wesley Vivian Payne. He is known for his work on Off the Record (1955), Words and Music (1958) and Say It with Music (1932). He was married to Peggy Cochrane. He died on December 4, 1969 in Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England. See full bio »

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Known For

Off the Record
Off the Record Himself - Presenter
Words and Music
Words and Music Music Department
Say It with Music
Say It with Music
Say It with Music Himself - Presenter


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 1958-1960 Words and Music (TV Series) (conductor - 29 episodes)
- Episode #4.10 (1960) ... (conductor)
- Episode #4.9 (1960) ... (conductor)
- Episode #4.8 (1960) ... (conductor)
- Episode #4.7 (1960) ... (conductor)
- Episode #4.6 (1960) ... (conductor)
Show Show Soundtrack (4 credits)
Show Show Actor (3 credits)
Show Show Self (17 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (1 credit)

Personal Details

Other Works:

He directed John Roy Chapman's play, "Dry Rot," at the Ipswich Theatre in Ipswich, England with Judith Fisher, John Rye, and Brian Hawksley in the cast.

Publicity Listings:

2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Jack Payne and the BBC Dance Band | Jack Payne with his Band

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Led several successful dance bands during the 1920's and 30's, their complement varying from 6 to 20 musicians. They were showcased on radio and in British films. Payne's tag line was "Pleasure Without Payne". His was the first band to entertain troops in France in 1939. See more »

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