Hello and Welcome to john-odowd.com!

John O’Dowd is a freelance writer and celebrity biographer, and the author of Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye: The Barbara Payton Story, which was published by BearManor Media in 2007.

This website is dedicated to:

Legendary journalist, agent, publicist, and author, Tommy Lightfoot Garrett, who has done more to promote my work than any other human being.

Graphic artist Stephen Daddario, who created beauty with his hundreds of colorized photos of female celebrities, and who will be missed by many.

and to my parentsTot and Bette O’Dowd, whose kindness, generosity, and compassion touched the lives of everyone who knew them.