John Payne

Wake Up and Dream
1912 - 1989

John Payne  American Actor

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John Payne passed away on 6th Dec 1989 aged 77.


John Payne was previously married to Alexandra Crowell Curtis (1953 - 1989), Gloria DeHaven (1944 - 1951) and Anne Shirley (1937 - 1943).

He was in relationships with Coleen Gray (1952 - 1953), Lina Romay (1951 - 1952), Estelita Rodriguez (1949), Elyse Knox (1943), Sheila Ryan (1942), Jane Russell (1942 - 1943), Andrea Leeds (1936) and Audrey Totter.

John Payne had encounters with Arleen Whelan (1953), Barbara Bates (1952), Susan Morrow (1951) and Lynn Bari (1941).


American Actor John Payne was born John Howard Payne on 23rd May, 1912 in Roanoke, Virginia and passed away on 6th Dec 1989 Malibu, CA aged 77. He is most remembered for Miracle on 34th Street. His zodiac sign is Gemini.

John Payne was in 3 on-screen matchups, including Donna Reed in Raiders of the Seven Seas (1953), Mari Blanchard in Rails Into Laramie (1954) and Maureen O'Hara in To the Shores of Tripoli (1942).

John Payne is a member of the following lists: Male actors from Virginia, Male Western (genre) film actors and American male radio actors.


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Relationship Statistics

Married3 38 years, 11 months 17 years, 1 month -
Dating8 81 years, 10 months 19 years, 11 months -
Encounter4 64 years, 6 months 16 years, 1 month 2 months, 1 day
Total15 81 years, 10 months 18 years, 10 months 2 months, 1 day


First Name John
Last Name Payne
Full Name at Birth John Howard Payne
Age 77 (age at death) years
Birthday 23rd May, 1912
Birthplace Roanoke, Virginia
Died 6th December, 1989
Place of Death Malibu, CA
Height 6' 0" (183 cm)
Build Athletic
Eye Color Brown - Dark
Hair Color Black
Zodiac Sign Gemini
Sexuality Straight
Ethnicity White
Nationality American
University Columbia University, Voice, Juilliard, Roanoke College, Ph.D in Philosophy, Cambridge University
Occupation Text Actor, singer
Occupation Actor
Claim to Fame Miracle on 34th Street
Year(s) Active 1934–1975
Family Member Julie Payne (Daughter), Katharine Towne (Grandaughter)

John Howard Payne (May 23, 1912 – December 6, 1989) was an American film actor who is mainly remembered from film noir crime stories and 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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John Payne77 GeminiActor
Arleen Whelan78 VirgoActress
Barbara Bates43 LeoActress
Coleen Gray92 ScorpioActress
Alexandra Crowell Curtis-
Susan Morrow53 GeminiActress
Lina Romay91 CapricornActress
Estelita Rodriguez37 CancerActress
Gloria DeHaven91 CancerActress
Elyse Knox94 SagittariusActress
Sheila Ryan54 GeminiActress
Jane Russell89 GeminiActress
Lynn Bari71 SagittariusActress
Anne Shirley75 AriesActress
Andrea Leeds70 LeoActress
Audrey Totter95 SagittariusActress
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JulieFemale11th September, 194076 years old
KathleenFemale194571 years old
ThomasMale194769 years old


Cade's County1971Clement StarkTV Show
Columbo1971Ned DiamondTV Show
The Name of the Game1968Russ (FBI Agent)TV Show
They Ran for Their Lives1968Bob MartinMovie
The Dick Powell Theatre1961James J. FittsTV Show
O'Conner's Ocean1960Tom O'ConnerTV Movie
The Restless Gun1957Vint BonnerTV Show
Bailout at 43,0001957Major Paul PetersonMovie
Hidden Fear1957Mike BrentMovie
Rebel in Town1956John WilloughbyMovie
Slightly Scarlet1956Ben GraceMovie
The Boss1956Matt BradyMovie
Zane Grey Theater1956Clint BelmetTV Show
Hold Back the Night1956Capt. Sam McKenzieMovie
Tennessee's Partner1955TennesseeMovie
Gunsmoke1955Amos GentryTV Show
Hell's Island1955Mike CormackMovie
Santa Fe Passage1955Kirby RandolphMovie
The Road to Denver1955Bill MayhewMovie
Rails Into Laramie1954Jefferson HarderMovie
Silver Lode1954Dan BallardMovie
Studio 571954Mike ConnerTV Show
The Best of Broadway1954C.K. Dexter HavenTV Show
99 River Street1953Ernie DriscollMovie
Raiders of the Seven Seas1953BarbarossaMovie
G.E. True Theater1953Father Gerringer, JinglesTV Show
The Vanquished1953Rockwell GraysonMovie
Kansas City Confidential1952Joe RolfeMovie
Caribbean1952Dick Lindsay, Robert MacAllisterMovie
The Blazing Forest1952Kelly HansenMovie
Schlitz Playhouse1951Britt Ponset, Robert HolmiTV Show
Crosswinds1951Steve SingletonMovie
Passage West1951Pete BlackMovie
Captain China1950Charles S. Chinnough aka Captain ChinaMovie
The Eagle and the Hawk1950Capt. Todd CroydenMovie
Tripoli1950Lt. O'BannionMovie
All Star Revue1950Guest ActorTV Show
Robert Montgomery Presents1950Lt. Alec AustenTV Show
Nash Airflyte Theatre1950ThackerTV Show
El Paso1949Clay FletcherMovie
The Crooked Way1949Eddie RiceMovie
The Silver Theatre1949TV Show
The Saxon Charm1948Eric BuschMovie
Larceny1948Rick MasonMovie
Miracle on 34th Street1947Fred GaileyMovie
Sentimental Journey1946William O. WeatherlyMovie
The Razor's Edge1946Gray MaturinMovie
Wake Up and Dream1946Jeff CairnMovie
The Dolly Sisters1945Harry FoxMovie
Hello Frisco, Hello1943Johnny CornellMovie
Footlight Serenade1942William J. 'Bill' SmithMovie
Iceland1942Capt. James MurfinMovie
Springtime in the Rockies1942Dan ChristyMovie
To the Shores of Tripoli1942Chris WintersMovie
Remember the Day1941Dan HopkinsMovie
Sun Valley Serenade1941Ted ScottMovie
The Great American Broadcast1941Rix MartinMovie
Week-End in Havana1941Jay WilliamsMovie
Star Dust1940Ambrose Fillmore, Bud BordenMovie
The Great Profile1940Richard LansingMovie
Tin Pan Alley1940Skeets HarriganMovie
King of the Lumberjacks1940James 'Jim' 'Slim' AbbottMovie
Maryland1940Lee DanfieldMovie
Tear Gas Squad1940Bill MorrisseyMovie
Wings of the Navy1939Jerry HarringtonMovie
Indianapolis Speedway1939Eddie GreerMovie
Kid Nightingale1939Steve NelsonMovie
The Royal Rodeo1939Bill StevensShort Film
College Swing1938Martin BatesMovie
Garden of the Moon1938Don VincenteMovie
Fair Warning1937Jim Preston (as John Howard Payne)Movie
Love on Toast1937Bill AdamsMovie
Dodsworth1936Harry McKeeMovie
Hats Off1936Jimmy MaxwellMovie
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Posted commentsView all comments (2)

jeannieNov 21, 2008

John Payne was one of my favorite actors. I loved him in musicals, and if you have never seen "Sentimental Journey", you`ve missed one of the best movies of all time.

JiJiSep 7, 2008

John Payne was always a mystery to me. I never saw him age. I`m glad to know that he lived to be an old man with family.He always smoked in most of his films.

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