Alexandra Crowell Curtis was the wife of John Payne. Alexandra Crowell Curtis’ late husband, John Payne was an American film actor, who is mostly remembered for his roles in crime stories. He is most particular remembered for his role in Miracle on 34th Street and The Restless Gun.
Alexandra Crowell Curtis was the third and final wife of the late actor. John married three times in his entire life, and Alexandra was the one with him till his death. John’s marriage with his first two wives could not last for long, but the one with Alexandra was long lasting.
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John Payne’s wife, Alexandra is also known to have been married to actor Alan Curtis. It was after her divorce to the American actor who stared in over 50 movies, that she got married to John.
In this article, we have all the facts about John Payne’s wife, Alexandra and more information on their long lasting marriage. Keep reading to be informed!!
Alexandra Crowell Curtis : Bio Summary
|Full Name||Alexandra Beryl Crowell Curtis Payne|
|Famous as||John Payne wife|
|Age||92 years old at the time of death|
|Date of Birth||1917|
|Place of Birth||United States of America|
Alexandra Crowell Curtis Age, Birthplace, Nationality, Biography
Alexandra Crowell Curtis was born in 1917 in the United States of America. She died in 2009 at age 92. Cause of her death is unknown, it could be a natural death. Her nationality was American and her ethnicity was white.
Information on her parents, family and childhood were never revealed and are not available on the internet. She seem to have lived a low profile life, which has made information on her personal life hard to come by.
Alexandra’s claim to fame is her marriage to John Payne. Now let us get into the long marriage that made Alexandra famous.
Alexandra Crowell Curtis and John Payne marriage
From what we have read above, we got to know that John Payne was married three times in his lifetime and Alexandra was his third wife.
Alexandra Crowell Curtis and John Payne got married in 1953. The wedding was a private wedding, which took place in the presence of few friends and loved ones. The couple remained married until John’s death in 1989. He died of a heart failure in Malibu, California.
John, first married Anne Shirley in 1937 when he was only 25 years old. This first marriage did not last, as it ended in a divorce six years after in 1943. The reason for the divorce was never disclosed. In this marriage, John got his first child called Julie Ann Payne.
In 1944, exactly a year after Alexandra Crowell Curtis’ husband, had divorced his first wife, he got married for the second time. He got married to an actress and singer named Gloria DeHaven. They had two children together, Kathleen Hope Payne ( who was born in 1945) and Thomas John Payne (born in 1950). The marriage ended with the couple still being on good terms.
Alexandra Crowell Curtis first husband
Before Alexandra got married to her husband, John Payne, she has had been married and divorced once. She had been married to an actor called Alan Curtis.
Alan Curtis, whose full name was Harry David Bertram Ueberroth, was born July 24, 1909 in Chicago, United States of America. He had stared in over 50 movies in his entire career. He died few days after a kidney surgery in January 1953 at age 43.
Alan married four times in his entire 43 years, including Alexandra. Of all his four marriages, he did not have any children
Alexandra Crowell Curtis and Alan Curtis got married in Las Vegas, Nevada on 8 February, 1946. The marriage ended in November 1950 with no children.
After the divorce, Alexandra met and got married to John Payne, in a marriage that lasted till the latter’s death. There are no know children of Alexandra from any of her two marriages.
Other sources also claim she had been married 1939 to 1945 to musician Lyn Lucas (brother of Clyde Lucas). There is not enough proof to back this claim.