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Sally Payne

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Sally Payne (September 5, 1912 – May 8, 1999) was an American actress. She featured in several B-Westerns in the 1940s. Payne made her film debut in 1936 in the Gene Autry vehicle The Big Show. 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). Despite being at the top of her career, Payne retired in 1942 after her marriage to Arthur F. Kelly. In her later years, she ran her own book store. Payne died of a stroke at the age of 86. Description above from the Wikipedia article Sally Payne, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia. --- Los Angeles Times, May 13, 1999, Obituaries: Sally Payne Kelly; Artist, Actress in '30s and '40s Sally Payne Kelly, a character actress of the 1930s and '40s and an artist who illustrated children's books, has died. She was believed to be in her mid-80s. Kelly, who was married to airline executive Arthur F. Kelly for more than half a century, died Saturday in their Bel-Air home. Originally known as the "Sunshine Girl" of artists' models, Sally Payne came to Hollywood under contract to Republic Studios. There, she appeared in a number of westerns with such cowboy stars as Roy Rogers and Gene Autry. When studio executives requested that she have her nose altered through plastic surgery, the model-turned-actress dutifully went to what was then Cedars of Lebanon Hospital to have it reshaped, telling reporters: "I've always found it a pretty good nose, but if they want to change it, I guess I'll have to let 'em do it. Things are that way in Hollywood." She made her debut in a bit part as a tourist in the 1934 film "Hollywood Hobbies." By 1940, before moving into a series of westerns, she appeared as a maid in "No, No, Nanette" and as the character Lucy Endover in "La Conga Nights." The actress rarely returned to the screen after her divorce from radio gag writer William Telaak in 1941 and marriage to Kelly the next year. Turning to art, she painted oils for her home and those of friends and illustrated a series of "Small Star" children's books, including "Neighbors." For many years, Kelly owned the Bookworm bookstore in Brentwood and volunteered with the "Reading Is Fun-damental" program. Kelly also earned a pilot's license and a degree in nutrition. She is survived by her husband, the former chairman of Western Airlines; a son, Chip; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Services will be today at 1:30 p.m. at St. Martin's Catholic Church on Sunset Boulevard.

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Sep 5, 1912 In Chicago, Illinois, United States
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie The Big Show 1936-11-16
Latest Project:
Movie Ain't It Aggravatin' 1954-02-06
Known For
Poster of Jesse James at Bay
Poster of Rodeo Dough
Poster of Rhumba Rhythm at the Hollywood La Conga
Poster of Man from Music Mountain
Movie Ain't It Aggravatin' Frugal Man's Wife (uncredited) 1954-02-06
Movie Cash Stashers The Wife (uncredited) 1953-08-29
Movie Man from Cheyenne Sally Whittaker 1942-01-16
Movie Romance on the Range Sally 1942-05-18
Movie The Lady from Cheyenne Chorus Girl 1941-04-11
Movie In Old Cheyenne 'Squeak' Brown 1941-04-04
Movie Robin Hood of the Pecos Belle Starr 1941-01-14
Movie Sheriff of Tombstone Queenie Whittaker, aka Queenie LaTour 1941-05-07
Movie Nevada City Jo Morrison 1941-06-19
Movie Red River Valley Sally Whittaker 1941-12-12
Movie I'll Fix It Sally 1941-10-07
Movie Jesse James at Bay Polly Morgan 1941-10-17
Movie Westward Ho-Hum Sally 1941-09-15
Movie Bad Man of Deadwood 'Princess' Sally Blackstone 1941-09-05
Movie Money and the Woman Mrs. Jones (uncredited) 1940-08-17
Movie I Love You Again Salesgirl (uncredited) 1940-08-09
Movie Bested by a Beard Maisie 1940-07-16
Movie When the Daltons Rode Annabella 1940-08-23
Movie La Conga Nights Lucy Endover 1940-05-31
Movie Rodeo Dough Sally 1940-11-09
Movie City for Conquest Singer (uncredited) 1940-09-21
Movie No, No, Nanette Maid 1940-12-19
Movie One Night in the Tropics Woman with Second Man Polled by Jim (uncredited) 1940-11-15
Movie Young Bill Hickok Miss 'Calamity' Jane Canary 1940-10-21
Movie Wedding Bills Bride-to-be (uncredited) 1940-11-13
Movie Hollywood Hobbies Tourist 1939-05-03
Movie Blondie Meets the Boss Mrs. Williams (uncredited) 1939-03-08
Movie When Tomorrow Comes Waitress (uncredited) 1939-08-11
Movie Set 'em Up Girl Bowler 1939-10-06
Movie Rhumba Rhythm at the Hollywood La Conga Sally 1939-09-02
Movie The Amazing Mr. Williams Jean - Wedding Guest (uncredited) 1939-11-22
Movie Let's Talk Turkey Abner's Wife 1939-10-28
Movie Man from Music Mountain Patsy 1938-08-15
Movie Exiled to Shanghai Mabel 1937-12-20
Movie The Big Show Toodles Brown 1936-11-16
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