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Barbara Payton

Barbara PaytonAKA Barbara Lee Redfield

Born: 16-Nov-1927
Birthplace: Cloquet, MN
Died: 8-May-1967
Location of death: San Diego, CA
Cause of death: Heart Failure
Remains: Buried, Cypress View Mausoleum and Crematory, San Diego, CA

Gender: Female
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Bisexual
Occupation: Actor

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye

"For several months, Barbara and I holed up in that godforsaken Wilcox dump where we drank all day, screwed, wrote poems and talked about religion. I laid around on my ass like a bum while she turned tricks to support us. I remember the room smelling like booze, dirty bodies and even dirtier sex. Real nice life, huh?" John Rayborn, down-and-out actor, quoted by John O'Dowd.

Father: Erwin Lee Redfield ("Flip")
Mother: Mabel Todahl
Brother: Frank (younger)
Husband: William Hodge (annulled)
Husband: John Payton (m. 10-Feb-1945, div. Sep-1950, one child)
Son: John Payton, Jr. (b. 28-Mar-1947)
Boyfriend: Howard Hughes
Boyfriend: John Ireland
Boyfriend: Greg Bautzer (entertainment lawyer, broken engagement)
Boyfriend: Bob Hope (1949, rumored)
Husband: George A. Provas (m. 1957, div. Aug-1958)
Husband: Franchot Tone (actor, m. 28-Sep-1951, div. 1952)
Boyfriend: Tom Neal (actor, together early 1950s)

    High School: Odessa High School, Odessa, TX

    Miscarriage
    Suicide Attempt New York City (10-Mar-1952)
    Drug Overdose sleeping pills (10-Mar-1952)
    Fainted on stage in Chicago, twice (1953)
    Passing Bad Checks Hollywood, CA (Oct-1955)
    Lost Child Custody Los Angeles, CA (Mar-1956)
    Solicitation Los Angeles, CA (7-Feb-1962)
    Drunk and Disorderly (28-Jul-1962)
    Raped
    Stabbed Hollywood, CA (1963), 38 stitches
    Prostitution 1963
    Failure to Appear Los Angeles (8-Mar-1963)
    Shoplifting 1964
    Drug Possession: Heroin 1965, charge dismissed
    Drug Paraphernalia Possession 1965, charge dismissed
    Autopsy
    German Ancestry
    Norwegian Ancestry
    Risk Factors: Obesity, Alcoholism, Heroin, Smoking

    FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
    Murder Is My Beat (27-Feb-1955)
    Four Sided Triangle (25-May-1953)
    Only the Valiant (13-Apr-1951)
    Bride of the Gorilla (1951)
    Dallas (30-Dec-1950) · Flo
    Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye (4-Aug-1950)
    Trapped (1-Oct-1949)

Author of books:
I Am Not Ashamed (1963, memoir)


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