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Also Known As: Richard Allen Boone Died: January 10, 1981
Born: June 18, 1917 Cause of Death: throat cancer
Birth Place: Los Angeles, California, USA Profession: actor, author, prizefighter, painter, bartender, oil fieldhand


Intense, menacing character actor who began his career in the 1950s; popular on TV's "Have Gun Will Travel" (1957-63), as Paladin.

Intense, menacing character actor who began his career in the 1950s; popular on TV's "Have Gun Will Travel" (1957-63), as Paladin.

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CAST: (feature film)

 Bushido Blade, The (1982) Commodore Matthew Perry
 Winter Kills (1979) Keifetz
 Big Sleep, The (1978) Lash Canino
 Last Dinosaur, The (1977) Masten Thrust
 The Shootist (1976) Sweeney
 Against A Crooked Sky (1975) Russian Habbakuk
 Great Niagara, The (1974) Aaron Grant
 Hec Ramsey (1972) Hec Ramsey
 Deadly Harvest (1972) Anton Solca
 Goodnight My Love (1972) Frank Hogan

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Made film debut in Lewis Milestone's "Halls of Montezuma" after the director saw Boone's failed screen test eor Elia Kazan's "A Streetcar Named Desire"
Stage acting debut


Stanford University: Stanford, California -
Stanford University: Stanford, California -
Actors Studio: New York, New York -


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Richard Allen Boone (June 18, 1917, Los Angeles, California – January 10, 1981) was an American actor who starred in over 50 films. Boone, a direct descendant of a brother of frontiersman Daniel Boone, was the middle child of a well-to-do corporate lawyer. He joined the Navy in 1941 and served as an aviation ordnance man and saw combat on three ships in the South Pacific during World War II. After the war he used the G.I. Bill to study acting with the Actor's Studio in New York. In 1950, Boone made his screen debut as a Marine in Halls of Montezuma. He starred in three movies with John Wayne: The Alamo as Sam Houston, Big Jake and The Shootist. From 1954 to 1956, Richard Boone stared in Medic, receiving an Emmy nomination for Best Actor Starring in a Regular Series in 1955. However, it was his second television show, "Have Gun - Will Travel," in which Boone became a national star with his role of Paladin. The show ran from 1957 to 1963 with Boone receiving two more Emmy nominations (1959, 1960). The six foot, two inch (1.88 m) Boone continued to star in many more movies, commonly as villains,in the films, The Raid, Man Without a Star, The Tall T, The Alamo, The War Lord, Hombre and The Shootist. In his final role, he played Commodore Matthew Perry in Bushido Blade. He died soon afterward of throat cancer in St. Augustine, Florida. His ashes were scattered in the ocean off Hawaii.

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