Starred in a western series pilot "Six Shooter", based on the western radio series starring James Stewart
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John Howard Payne
6' 2" (1.88 m)
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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.
John's daughter Julie states that there is no validity to the story that her father pressured his studio (20th Century-Fox) into filming Miracle on 34th Street
(1947) while putting up his own money! She claims that the movie was a small black and white film with low expectations and that had John indeed put money into the movie he would not have received any profit participation because that ...