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.
Was the first person in Hollywood interested in making the James Bond novels into a film series. In 1955 he paid a $1,000-a-month option for 9 months on the Bond novel "Moonraker" (he eventually gave up the option when he learned he couldn't retain the rights for the entire 007 series).