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Photo of Barbara Payton

Barbara Payton

“It had always bugged me that he [Tom Neal] had never asked me to marry him. Here a socially acceptable Mr. Tone [Franchot Tone] was begging to pay my bills legally and Mr. Have-Nothing was living in my house, lifting his weights by the pool . . . Tom didn’t think he could afford a wife—like me.”