Barbara Payton died in San Diego — on the bathroom floor of her parents’ Mission Hills home at 1901 Titus Street — on May 8, 1967. Her death certificate listed cause of death as “acute …
Polito has been director of the creative writing program at The New School since 1992. He was named the new president of the Poetry Foundation in 2013. He is a recipient of the National Book Critics Circle Award.
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Barbara Payton, star of Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye (1950), died in Mission Hills bathroom