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Also Known As: Died: September 18, 1968
Born: February 27, 1905 Cause of Death: lung cancer
Birth Place: Niagara Falls, New York, USA Profession: Cast ...
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"In 1951 he appeared in some very unpleasant headlines over a romance with starlet Barbara Payton, when he was beaten senseless on September 14 by ex-boxer Tom Neal (an actor best remembered for "Detour" 1945), who claimed Payton was engaged to both of them. Extensive plastic surgery was required on Tone's face, but undaunted, he married her. They were divorced the following year."--James Robert Parish ("The MGM Stock Comapny")

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