September 5, 1912|
|Died||May 8, 1999
Los Angeles, California
|Spouse(s)||William Telaak (?-1941)
Arthur F. Kelly (1942–1999)
Payne worked as a model for artists before making her first film, Hollywood Hobbies (1935). She became a leading lady in B films, which were usually westerns. She also played in comedy shorts for RKO Radio Pictures and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. She is most remembered for playing Calamity Jane in Young Bill Hickok (1940).
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- Answers Biography of Sally Payne
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