The dry-witted Harriette, who some might say wears the pants in the family, has her hands full with not only working full-time at a department store but also tending to the needs of her ever-growing family.
Carl, a tough Chicago cop, is a teddy bear of a man in a grizzly's body.
In 1948, just as the studio system was beginning to fade, Payton landed what may have been a casting-couch contract at Universal Studios (in the autobiography, Payton wrote, “Show me a producer or a casting agent — male — who won’t succumb in some way to overtures like flirting or flattery and I’ll show you a fag.”) The movies she wound up in may not have been much, but Barbara became the new party girl in town, flaunting her bawdy wit.
This new marriage took, and the couple honeymooned in Hollywood.
Like many dads, he is beleaguered, put-upon and taken for granted, and charged with putting bread on the table, doing household repairs and suffering the traditional "slings and arrows" of fatherhood, such as tax return preparation, hormonal teenagers, and the annoying and inventively irritating suitor of his daughter, Steve Urkel.
"Completing the Winslow family is Mother Winslow and Richie Crawford , Harriette and Carl's eight-year-old nephew.
In June 1953, Neal and Payton accepted an offer to star in the touring production of The Postman Always Rings Twice.
Their performances were largely panned and the tour ended in September 1953.
(January 28, 1914 – August 7, 1972), known professionally as Tom Neal, was an American actor and boxer best known for appearing in the critically lauded film Detour and Club Havana, having a tryst with Barbara Payton and later committing manslaughter.