Born: June 18, 1917, Los Angeles,
Died: January 10, 1981 (age 63), St. Augustine, Florida
Boone was an actor, who starred in over 50 films and was notable for
his roles in Westerns. He was best known as the star of the TV series Have
Gun - Will Travel.
What do you know about Richard Boone? Try this
Wire: San Francisco quick quiz.
1. Boone was descended from a brother of
frontiersman Daniel Boone. He was the middle child of a well-to-do
Fact or Myth?
2. He joined the Navy in 1941. He served and saw
combat on three ships in the South Pacific during World War II. What was
- Battleship radio man
- Turret gunner on cruiser
- Aviation ordinance man
3. After the war, he used the G.I. Bill to study
- Actor's Studio in New York
- University of Southern California
- New York University
4. In 1947, what play did Boone make his Broadway
5. In 1950, Boone made his screen debut as a
Marine. What was the movie?
- Halls of Montezuma
- Hell is For Heroes
- The Hill
6. What TV series did Boone play Dr. Konrad Styner?
- Ben Casey
- Dr. Kildare
7. The show followed the adventures of Paladin, a
gentleman/gunfighter (played by Richard Boone on television). Who was
Paladin on radio?
- John Dehner
- Keith Humphries
- Max Schultz
8. What was the turn-of-the-20th-century
Western-style detective who preferred to use his brain instead of his
- Major Diamond
- Horst Mann
- Hec Ramsey
9. He died of throat cancer in St. Augustine,
10. Where is Richard Boone buried?
- Cremated, ashes were scattered in the ocean off
- Mount Olivet Cemetery, Nashville, Tennessee
- Old Bryan Farm, Marthasville, Missouri