(10/12/42) Radio: Appeared on a "Lux Radio Theater" broadcast of "Morning Glory".
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John Howard Payne
6' 2½" (1.89 m)
Did You Know?
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.
Daughter Julie Payne
has stated 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 said that the movie was a small black-and-white film with low expectations, and that had John indeed put money into it he would not have received any profit participation because that option ...