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Barbara Payton: Q&A with Biographer John O'Dowd

"Promising careers that don't pan out, I always want to find out what caused it,” John O'Dowd told the Star Ledger. “Superstars [of today in particular] are written about all the time. I find that their [those whose careers were cut short due to tragedy or hardships] stories are more fascinating.” O'Dowd is the author of Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye: The Barbara Payton Story (softcover - 480 pages, US$29.95), which has been recently published by BearManor Media. (O'Dowd's Barbara Payton Website includes a sample chapter of the book.) Now, Barbara Payton? According to O'Dowd, Barbara Payton was a star in the making in the early 1950s. While under contract with Warner Bros., Payton was earning $10,000 a week. She was James […]


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Barbara Payton: Q&A with Biographer John O'Dowd