Appeared in "The Voice of the Turtle" in Princeton, NJ.
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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.
He moved to Paramount and made a series of melodramas and musicals, and then signed with Warner Bros. When Dick Powell
turned down the Busby Berkeley
musical Garden of the Moon
(1938), Payne was given the role and thereafter appeared as singer and actor in some "memorable moving pictures".