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Barbara Payton
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    (November 16, 1927-May 8, 1967)
    Born in Cloquet, Minnesota
    Birth name was Barbara Redfield
    Appeared in 'Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye' (1950), 'Dallas' (1950), 'Only the Valiant' (1951), 'Bride of the Gorilla' (1951), 'Four Sided Triangle' (1953) and 'Murder Is My Beat' (1955)
    Wrote the autobiography 'I Am Not Ashamed' (1963)
    While engaged to Franchot Tone she proposed to actor Tom Neal.
    She married Tone anyway, but left him after seven weeks to return to Neal (1952).
    Ex-husband John Payton successfully sued for custody of their son, with the judge calling her 'an unfit mother, not to mention a thoroughly confused and misguided young woman (1956).'
    She was arrested for passing bad checks (1955), prostitution (1962), shoplifting (1964) and heroin possession (1965).
    She died of liver failure from heavy drinking.
    During the making of 'Dallas,' the crew celebrated the end of a day's filming by running her petticoat up the flagpole.
    She was stabbed by a drunk trick and needed 38 stitches to close the wound (1962).
    She was a gourmet cook.

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