Richard Boone biography and facts

Actor from United States of America

Richard Boone Richard Allen Boone (June 18, 1917 – January 10, 1981) was an American actor who starred in over 50 films and was notable for his roles in Westerns and for starring in the TV series Have Gun – Will Travel. Boone was born in Los Angeles, California, the middle child of Cecile (née Beckerman) and Kirk E. Boone, a well-to-do corporate lawyer. His father was a descendant of Squire Boone, younger brother of frontiersman Daniel Boone. His mother was Jewish, the daughter of immigrants from Russia. Contrary to popular belief Boone was not related to Pat, Randy or Debbie Boone. Boone graduated from Hoover High School in Glendale, California. He attended Stanford University in Palo Alto, California, but left prior to graduation and tried his hand at oil-rigging, bartending, painting and writing before joining the United States Navy in 1941. He served on three ships in the Pacific during World War II, seeing combat as an aviation ordnanceman and gunner on TBM Avenger torpedo bombers. After the war, he used the G.I. Bill to study acting at the Actors Studio in New York. Serious and methodical, Boone debuted on Broadway in 1947 in the play Medea and appeared in Macbeth (1948) and The Man  ( Wikipedia )

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Personal facts

Date of birth
1917-06-18
Place of birth
Los Angeles
Nationality
United States of America
Parents
Kirk E. Boone, Cecile Beckerman
Spouse(s)
Claire McAloon Mimi Kelly Jane Hopper
Children
Peter Boone
Siblings
Rhumel E. Boone
Profession
Actor

Employment

Company Job title From To
United States Navy Gunner 1941
United States Navy Aviation Ordnanceman

Education

Institution From To
Stanford University
Hoover High School
San Diego Army and Navy Academy

Performances

Year Performance Character
1981 Bushido Blade Commodore Matthew Perry
1979 Winter Kills Keifitz
1977 The Last Dinosaur Masten Thrust Jr.
1976 The Shootist Sweeney
1976 God's Gun
1975 Against a Crooked Sky
1968 Kona Coast Capt. Sam Moran
1967 Hombre Cicero Grimes
1965 The War Lord Bors
1958 I Bury the Living Robert Kraft
1957 The Tall T Frank Usher
1957 Lizzie Dr. Neal Wright
1957 The Garment Jungle Artie Ravidge
1955 Ten Wanted Men Wick Campbell
1954 The Raid Capt. Lionel Foster
1953 Vicki Lt. Ed Cornell
1952 Red Skies of Montana Richard 'Dick' Dryer
1951 The Desert Fox: The Story of Rommel Capt. Hermann Aldinger

Death

Date of death
1981-01-10
Cause of death
Throat cancer
Place of death
St. Augustine

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