Boone, Richard

Film & TV actor best remembered as Paladin in “Have Gun-Will Travel” 1957-63

Price: $175.00

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(1917-1981) American actor who starred in over 50 films, notable for his roles in Westerns and for starring in the 1957-63 TV series “Have Gun-Will Travel”. He was born in Los Angeles, his father a descendant of Squire Boone, younger brother of Daniel Boone; his mother was Jewish, daughter of immigrants from Russia. He served in the Pacific during WW II, seeing combat as an aviation ordnanceman and gunner on TBM Avenger torpedo bombers. After the war, he studied acting at the Actors Studio in New York, and debuted on Broadway in 1947. Director Lewis Milestone summoned him to Hollywood, where he was given a 7-year contract with Fox. In 1950, Boone made his screen debut in Milestone's “Halls of Montezuma”. In 1953, he played Pontius Pilate in the first released Cinemascope film, “The Robe”. He had the lead in the 1954-56 medical drama, “Medic”, receiving an Emmy nomination for Best Actor Starring in a Regular Series in 1955. His 2nd TV series, the western “Have Gun-Will Travel”, made him a national star with his role as Paladin, the intelligent and sophisticated, but tough gun-for-hire. The show ran 1957-63, with Boone receiving Emmy nominations in 1959 & 1960. He starred in 3 films with John Wayne: “The Alamo” (as Sam Houston), “Big Jake”, and “The Shootist”. During the 60s, Boone appeared regularly on other TV programs. He had his own 1963-64 television anthology, “The Richard Boone Show” and received his 4th Emmy nomination in 1964 and won a Golden Globe for Best Show in 1964. Boone continued to appear in movies, typically as a villain. In the early 1970s, Boone starred in the short-lived TV series “Hec Ramsey”, as a turn-of-the-20th-century Western-style police detective. Boone returned to The Neighborhood Playhouse in New York, where he had once studied acting, to teach it in the mid 1970s. In the 1960s and 1970s, Boone assisted the Israeli film industry, at its inception. He appeared in the 1st Israeli film set outside Israel, and, in 1979, received an award from Israeli Prime Minister Rabin for his contribution to Israeli cinema. Boone moved to St. Augustine, Florida, from Hawaii in 1970, wrote a newspaper column for the St. Augustine Record, and gave acting lectures at Flagler College 1972–73. His last film was as Commodore Matthew C. Perry In “The Bushido Blade” (1981). Uncommon 10 x 8 glossy b&w SP, bust portrait. CONDITION NOTE: blue speck on his cheek in the image is NOT on the original item!

Condition: Very good
Type:Photograph






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