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Barbara Payton (1927–1967)


One of the saddest tales ever to come out of Hollywood has to be that of Barbara Payton. A blue-eyed, peroxide blonde sexpot who had a lot going for her, her life eventually disintegrated, mostly by her own doing. Things started out well enough for Barbara Lee Redfield, born on November 26, 1927, in Cloquet, Minnesota. From a modest, blue-collar ... See full bio »

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Known For

Bride of the Gorilla
Bride of the Gorilla Mrs. Dina Van Gelder
(1951)
Dallas
Dallas Flo
(1950)
Four Sided Triangle
Four Sided Triangle Lena / Helen
(1953)
Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye
Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye Holiday Carleton
(1950)

Filmography

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 1955 Murder Is My Beat
Eden Lane
 1953 Run for the Hills
Jane Johnson
 1953 Four Sided Triangle
Lena / Helen
 1953 Bad Blonde
Lorna Vecchi
 1951 Bride of the Gorilla
Mrs. Dina Van Gelder
 1951 Drums in the Deep South
Kathy Summers
 1951 Only the Valiant
Cathy Eversham
 1950 Dallas
Flo
 1950 Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye
Holiday Carleton
 1949 The Pecos Pistol (Short)
Kay McCormick
 1949 Trapped
Meg Dixon
 1949 Once More, My Darling
Girl Photographer (uncredited)
 1949 Silver Butte (Short)
Rita Landon
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 1953 The Great Jesse James Raid (performer: "That's The Man For Me")
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 1952 The Arthur Murray Party (TV Series)
Herself - Actress
- Episode #3.6 (1952) ... Herself - Actress
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 2014 Flickers! (TV Series)
Dina Van Gelder
- Pilot (2014) ... Dina Van Gelder
 2002 E! Mysteries & Scandals (TV Series documentary)
Herself
- Barbara Payton (2002) ... Herself
 1974 AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to James Cagney (TV Special documentary)
Actress 'Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye'

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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage: Appeared in US tour of "The Postman Always Rings Twice". Also in cast: Tom Neal.

Publicity Listings:

3 Print Biographies | 5 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »


Height:

5' 4" (1.63 m)
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Personal Quote:

Here a socially acceptable Mr. Tone [Franchot Tone] was begging to pay my bills legally and Mr. Have-Nothing [Tom Neal] was living in my house, lifting his weights by the pool . . . Tom didn't think he could afford a wife--like me. See more »

Trivia:

In 1956, her ex-husband Payton accused her of neglecting their son, who had been living with Barbara since he was about four. 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,... See more »

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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