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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.
In 1942, after separating from Anne Shirley
, he had an affair with Jane Russell
. The affair is detailed in her 1986 autobiography, "My Path and My Detours". The affair ended when she realized that she was still in love with her high school sweetheart, football player Bob Waterfield
, whom she married in April of 1943 (they divorced in 1967).