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Barbara Payton
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Birth Date:November 16, 1927
Astrology Sign:Scorpio
Chinese Sign:Rabbit - Yin
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Occupation:Movie actress

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Barbara Payton

Biography:Barbara Payton Born November 16, 1927 in Cloquet, Minnesota (also the birthplace of Oscar winning actress Jessica Lange), Barbara Payton headed for Hollywood in search of a career in movies at the age of nineteen in 1948. She was eventually placed under contract by Universal Studios where she began appearing in movie bit parts.

After being discovered by James Cagney and his producer brother William, Payton starred in Cagney’s Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye in 1950. She signed a contract with Cagney’s production company. In 1951, while engaged to movie actor Franchot Tone, Payton proposed marriage to b-movie actor Tom Neal. She went back and forth publicly from being engaged to Neal to being engaged to Tone. Eventually, Neal, a former college boxer, fought with Tone, giving him a smashed cheekbone, a broken nose and a concussion, and leaving him in a coma in hospital for 18 hours. After being married to Tone for 53 days, she walked out on him and returned to Neal. Their relationship lasted for four years. From 1955 to 1963, there were several skirmishes with the law - passing bad checks, public drunkenness, and, ultimately, prostitution. She was paid $1000 for the ghost-written autobiography I Am Not Ashamed in 1963. Payton admitted to being forced to sleep on bus benches and was often beaten as a prostitute. In 1967, after failed efforts to curb her drinking, she moved in with her parents in San Diego in an attempt to dry out. On May 8, 1967, the 39-year-old was found dead in San Diego; the cause of death was heart and liver failure.

She was married three times: John Payton (m. 10-Feb-1945, div. 1948, one child); Franchot Tone (m. 1951, div. 1952); George A. Provas (m. 1957, div. Aug. 1958).

Chinese Horoscope for Barbara Payton
Includes characteristics and Vices
Barbara Payton's Chinese Horoscope
Chinese Year: February 02, 1927 - January 22, 1928
Birthday: November 16, 1927

The Rabbit is a Yin,
and is the Fourth sign of the Chinese horoscope.


Personality and Character Cards:
Numerology is used to calculate tarot cards

Barbara Payton's Personality Tarot Card The Wheel of Fortune - Personality Card

Birthday: November 16, 1927

A new chapter is starting; problems are solved through changes in circumstances.

Barbara Payton's Character Tarot Card The Magician - Character Card

Birthday: November 16, 1927

Creative initiative, skill and opportunities for new ventures.

This year's Growth Tarot Card
Based on this year's birthday

Barbara Payton's Growth Tarot Card The Chariot

Birthday: November 16, 2023

A struggle or conflict, yet strong potential for triumph over adversity.




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