John Payne
Hollywood actor
John Payne
John Howard Payne was an American film actor who is mainly remembered as a singer in 20th Century Fox musical films, and for his leading roles in Miracle on 34th Street and the NBC Western television series The Restless Gun.
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Child Agency Defends Itself in Queens Abduction Case
NYTimes - over 5 years
They had been going to counseling and parenting classes. They had impressed foster care officials with their apparent diligence and devotion to their eight children, who had been removed from their home because of accusations of abuse. Shanel Nadal and her longtime boyfriend, Nephra Payne, appeared to have been well on their way toward reuniting
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8 Children in Foster Care Were Abducted by Their Mother, Police Say
NYTimes - over 5 years
Eight children were abducted from foster care in Queens on Monday during a visit with their mother, the police said on Tuesday. The children, seven boys and one girl, ranging in age from 11 months to 11 years, were divided among three foster homes in Queens. They were brought to the Forestdale child agency in Forest Hills for an authorized group
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The Digital Postal Mail Revolution, Will it Speed the Demise of the US Postal ... - What They Think
Google News - over 5 years
John Payne of Zumbox talks about what's ahead. Cary Sherburne is a well-known author, journalist and marketing consultant whose practice is focused on marketing communications strategies for the printing and publishing industries
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Eagle Point says “no” to RPS higher density plan - Upper Rogue Independent
Google News - over 5 years
Community member John Payne, who has been involved with the Showa exchange since it began a number of y ears ago, addressed the council strongly urging one or more representing Eagle Point to attend the Showa event. Mayor Bob Russell expressed interest
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Payne sends resignation letter - Tbo.com
Google News - over 5 years
Rick Scott, John Payne has sent a letter the Heartland Workforce board. Last week, the governor told regional workforce executives that if board members "are in a position that holds a conflict of interest, then they need to resign
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Dos and Don'ts for best men - Hampshire Chronicle
Google News - over 5 years
The group, which offers a wide range of social and sporting activities in the local community, has provided a network of advice and camaraderie for men aged 18 to 45 since 1927, so John Payne, president of Round Table, said members were well placed for
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Speaking up for best man - Eastlothian Today
Google News - over 5 years
President John Payne said: “Round Table has been built around providing a network of advice and camaraderie for men aged 18 to 45 since 1927, and therefore our members are well placed for understanding the stress of being a best man
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Haverhill Round Table help put together guide for the Best Man’s speech - Haverhill Echo
Google News - over 5 years
“We are appealing to people in Haverhill to send us their favourite best man stories, anecdotes, and if possible speeches,” said John Payne, who is national president of the Round Table. The organisation, next year celebrates its 85th anniversary
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Bruce Bouillet Joins Asia Featuring John Payne - antiMUSIC.com
Google News - over 5 years
On Friday Bruce Bouillet Joins Asia Featuring John Payne was a top story. Here is the recap: Guitarist Bruce Bouillet has joined ASIA Featuring John Payne for their summer tour dates. Bouillet made his name playing explosive, yet precise melodic guitar
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Widnes Round Table seeks best man speech tips and tales for guidebook - Runcorn and Widnes Weekly News
Google News - over 5 years
John Payne, president, said: “Round Table has provided a network of advice and camaraderie since 1927, so our members are well-placed to understand the stress of being a best man. “We are appealing to Widnes residents to send us their favourite best
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Workforce contracts at issue - Tbo.com
Google News - over 5 years
John Payne is a member of the Heartland Workforce Board. Roger Hood, president/CEO of Heartland Workforce, said Thursday if there are two proposals involving a board member and someone else, and the board member's figure is lower, the board should get
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Residents set to take Government to High Court over Crystal Palace scheme - Your Local Guardian
Google News - over 5 years
CPCA chairman John Payne said the group was seeking to challenge the decision in the High Court. He said the amendments put the park at even greater risk and claimed developers were trying to push through the construction of the flats by tying them to
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Entertainment Calendar – July 14, 2011 - Pomerado Newspaper Group
Google News - over 5 years
Asia featuring John Payne performs 7 pm Saturday, July 23. Ryan Cabrera, with Lenny Morris & TNT and Carley Tarchon, performs 7 pm Thursday, July 28. Caustic Felon performs 7 pm Saturday, July 30. Ticket prices vary. The Ramona Mainstage is located at
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Vital training to aid blind - Cumberland Courier Newspapers
Google News - over 5 years
Regional manager John Payne said the students used long guide canes to walk the streets of Woy Woy, negotiate stairs, find their way around indoor venues and travel by public transport. “This practical training is essential so that the trainees can
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Special people - Upper Rogue Independent
Google News - over 5 years
It began when EPHS graduate John Payne, Jr. began teaching there. It wasn't long and he talked to his parents, John and Ellen Payne, about having students from Showa visit the area and the schools. That conversation has developed into an unbelievable
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Ueber named president of Banfield's veterinary practice - DVM 360
Google News - over 5 years
And in 2012, Ueber is expected to become the next chief executive officer of the practice, succeeding John Payne. Ueber joined the practice in 2009 focusing on the Banfield's field leadership teams and growing brand recognition among pet owners
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Timeline
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    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 1989
    Age 76
    Payne died in Malibu, California, of congestive heart failure on December 6, 1989, aged 77.
    More Details Hide Details His ashes were scattered into the Pacific Ocean. He has two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, in motion pictures and television.
  • 1982
    Age 69
    He was the father-in-law of writer-director Robert Towne, who was married to his oldest daughter Julie until their divorce in 1982.
    More Details Hide Details Payne was a Republican and in October 1960 he was one of many conservative notables who drove in the Nixon-Lodge Bumper Sticker Motorcade in Los Angeles.
  • 1975
    Age 62
    His final role was in 1975, when he co-starred with Peter Falk and Janet Leigh in the Columbo episode "Forgotten Lady".
    More Details Hide Details Later in life Payne, like former Daniel Boone-Davy Crockett series star Fess Parker, became wealthy through real estate investments in southern California.
  • FIFTIES
  • 1970
    Age 57
    He also starred in the Gunsmoke episode of "Gentry's Law in 1970.
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  • FORTIES
  • 1961
    Age 48
    In the December 3, 1961 episode, regular panelist Dorothy Kilgallen introduced Payne by saying "He's been in the hospital after a very bad accident.
    More Details Hide Details So it's good to see him fit as a fiddle and all in one piece." And regular panelist Bennett Cerf remarked "Good to see you here John. Glad to see you beat that car on Madison Avenue that bumped into you." Payne directed one of his last films, They Ran for Their Lives (1968), and again teamed up with Alice Faye in a 1974 revival of the musical Good News.
    In March 1961, Payne suffered extensive, life-threatening injuries when struck by a car in New York City.
    More Details Hide Details His recovery took two years. In his later roles, facial scars from the accident can be detected in close-ups; he chose not to have them removed. One of Payne's first public appearances during this period was as a guest panelist on the popular CBS Sunday night game show What's My Line?
  • 1957
    Age 44
    On October 31, 1957, as The Restless Gun began airing, Payne guest-starred on The Ford Show, Starring Tennessee Ernie Ford.
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    Payne also starred as Vint Bonner, an educated, commonsense gunfighter, in The Restless Gun, which aired on Monday evenings from 1957 to 1959, prior to Dale Robertson's western series Tales of Wells Fargo.
    More Details Hide Details Dan Blocker, James Coburn, and Don Grady made their first substantive acting forays with Payne on The Restless Gun.
  • 1955
    Age 42
    In 1955, he paid a $1,000-a-month option for nine months on the Ian Fleming James Bond novel Moonraker (he eventually gave up the option when he learned he could not retain the rights for the entire book series).
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  • 1953
    Age 40
    Payne then married Alexandra Beryl "Sandy" Crowell Curtis in 1953, and remained with her until his death.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1944
    Age 31
    He then married actress Gloria DeHaven in 1944; the union produced two children, Kathleen Hope Payne and Thomas John Payne, before ending in a divorce in 1950.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1940
    Age 27
    He worked for various studios until 1940, when he signed with 20th Century Fox; Fox made him a star in musicals such as Tin Pan Alley (1940), Sun Valley Serenade (1941), Springtime in the Rockies (1942) and Hello, Frisco, Hello (1943).
    More Details Hide Details In these films, he was typically cast as a supporting player in love with the likes of Alice Faye, Betty Grable and Sonja Henie. A highlight during this period was co-starring with Gene Tierney and Tyrone Power in The Razor's Edge (1946). In To the Shores of Tripoli (1942), as the playboy son of a United States Marine Corps World War I veteran, he crosses his Marine Drill Sergeant Randolph Scott. Payne's romantic interest in the film is a Navy nurse lieutenant, Maureen O'Hara. This was one of the top films of 1942. During World War II Payne served as a flight instructor in the United States Army Air Corps. Payne's most familiar role may be his final film for Fox, that of attorney Fred Gailey in the classic holiday favorite Miracle on 34th Street (1947) with Natalie Wood, Maureen O'Hara and Edmund Gwenn.
  • 1937
    Age 24
    Payne was married to actress Anne Shirley from 1937 to 1942; they had a daughter, Julie Anne Payne.
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  • 1936
    Age 23
    Payne toured with several Shubert Brothers shows, and frequently sang on New York-based radio programs. In 1936, he landed a contract at Samuel Goldwyn's studio and he left New York for Hollywood.
    More Details Hide Details His first role in Dodsworth (1936) presented him as an affable, handsome character actor. Following this he was the leading man in the light musical Garden of the Moon, which showcased his smooth, harmonious tenor voice.
  • 1934
    Age 21
    In 1934, a talent scout for the Shubert theaters spotted Payne and gave him a job as a stock player.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1930
    Age 17
    He then transferred to Columbia University in New York City in the fall of 1930.
    More Details Hide Details He studied drama at Columbia and voice at Juilliard School. To support himself, he took on a variety of odd jobs, including wrestling as "Alexei Petroff, the Savage of the Steppes" and boxing as "Tiger Jack Payne".
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1912
    Born
    Born on May 23, 1912.
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