DEAD: ON THIS DATE
Barbara Payton (aged 39)
Barbara Lee Payton (born Barbara Lee Redfield; November 16, 1927 – May 8, 1967) was an American film actress best known for her stormy social life and eventual battles with alcohol and drug addiction. Her life has been the subject of several books including Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye: The Barbara Payton Story(2007), by John O’Dowd, L.A. Despair: A Landscape of Crimes and Bad Times (2005), by John Gilmore, and B Movie: A Play in Two Acts (2014), by Michael B. Druxman. In her brief life, she married four times.
DEATH: In 1967, Payton was ill and seeking refuge from her turbulent circumstances when she moved back to San Diego, California to live with her parents. On May 8, 1967, she died at her parents’ home of heart and liver failure at the age of 39. Payton was cremated and was interred at Cypress View Mausoleum and Crematory in San Diego, California.