Acted in some plays in the 50s, including "The Postman Always Rings Twice" with husband Tom Neal. Was a prostitute all during the 60s until her death.
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Here a socially acceptable Mr. Tone [Franchot Tone
] was begging to pay my bills legally and Mr. Have-Nothing was living in my house, lifting his weights by the pool . . . Tom didn't think he could afford a wife--like me.
In 1956, her ex-husband Payton accused her of neglecting their son, who had been living with Barbara since he was about 4. A custody battle followed, with her ex-husband accusing her of exposing their son to "profane language, immoral conduct, notoriety, unwholesome activities and no moral education." The judge ruled in favor of the boy's father, and labeled Barbara as "...an unfit mother, not to...