19 Facts About Barbara Payton


Barbara Payton's life has been the subject of several books, including her autobiography, I am Not Ashamed.


Barbara Payton's mother encouraged this type of attention due to her pride in Barbara's looks.


The marriage seemingly amounted to nothing more than an act of impulsive teenage rebellion, and Barbara Payton did not fight her parents' insistence that the marriage be annulled.


In 1944, Redfield met her second husband, decorated combat pilot John Barbara Payton, stationed at Midland Army Airfield.


Barbara Payton started a modeling career by hiring a photographer to take photos of her sporting fashionable outfits.


Barbara Payton managed to combine the responsibilities of wife, new mother, and professional model, yet the marriage was strained, and the couple separated in July 1948.


Barbara Payton's drive, fueled by her high-energy personality, had become focused on promoting her career and showcasing her around the town's hot spots.


Barbara Payton first gained notice in the 1949 film noir Trapped co-starring Lloyd Bridges.


Barbara Payton's acting skills were recognized, and her significant screen charisma was widely acknowledged.


Barbara Payton soon went back and forth publicly between Neal and Tone.


The incident garnered huge publicity and Barbara Payton decided to honor her engagement to Tone.


In England that year, Barbara Payton co-starred in two low-budget pictures for Hammer Films: Four Sided Triangle and The Flanagan Boy.


In May 1953, Barbara Payton announced that she and Neal were to be married that summer in Paris.


In November 1955, Payton married George A "Tony" Provas, a 23-year-old furniture-store executive in Nogales, Arizona.


Barbara Payton's hard drinking and hard living ultimately destroyed her physically and emotionally.


Writer Robert Polito recalled 34-year-old Barbara Payton in 1962, when she was a frequent visitor to Coach and Horses, a Hollywood establishment on Sunset Boulevard, where Polito's father tended bar.


In 1963, Barbara Payton was paid $1,000 for her autobiography, I Am Not Ashamed, which was ghostwritten by Leo Guild; the memoir was reissued in 2016 by Spurl Editions.


In 1967, Barbara Payton was ill and seeking refuge from her turbulent circumstances when she moved to San Diego to live with her parents.


Barbara Payton was cremated and her ashes interred at Cypress View Mausoleum and Crematory in San Diego; her parents, who suffered from alcoholism, died a few years later.