John Payne
Date of Birth
May 23, 1912
Birth Place:
Roanoke, VA


John Payne's career went through so many phases that even longtime moviegoers could be forgiven for losing track of his successes -- one round of pictures tended to eclipse an earlier round, mostly because his work was so different in each of them. He was born John Howard Payne in Roanoke, VA, in 1912, to a wealthy family whose ancestors included the composer -- also named John Howard Payne -- of...