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Actor, singer

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. Wikipedia

Age: 77 (age at death)
Born: 23rd May, 1912, Roanoke, Virginia
Died: 6th December, 1989, Malibu, CA
Height: 6' 0" (183 cm)
Nationality: American
Claim to Fame: Miracle on 34th Street

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Cade's County (1971)

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The Restless Gun

The gap in his career from 1962 to 1968 was the result of a terrible automobile wreck, in which he suffered extensive, life-threatening injuries. In his later roles, facial scars can be detected in close-ups.


Direct descendant of John Howard Payne (1791-1852), composer of the classic song "Home, Sweet Home" ("Be it ever so humble, there`s no place like home.").


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jeannie - 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. (6 years ago)
JiJi - 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. (6 years ago)

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