John Payne

May 23, 1912
Roanoke, Virginia, USA


The son of an opera soprana, he studied drama at Columbia and voice at Juilliard. He began his career as a singer, then did some acting in stock. He moved to Hollywood in 1935, playing leads in a number of Fox musicals by the '40s, often opposite Alice Faye or Betty Grable. Frequently appearing bare-chested, he was very popular with female fans, and for… More


John Payne Videos

The Girl on The Train
2 minutes 55 seconds
Kitchen Party
2 minutes 31 seconds
Gunfighter's Moon
1 minutes 26 seconds
Slightly Scarlet
2 minutes 7 seconds
Tennessee's Partner
2 minutes 12 seconds

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