Sally Payne

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.

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