Richard Boone

Highest Rated: 100% The Tall T (1957)
Lowest Rated: 11% The Arrangement (1969)
Birthday: Jun 18, 1917
Birthplace: Not Available
Rough-hewn American leading man Richard Boone was thrust into the cold cruel world when he was expelled from Stanford University, for a minor infraction. He worked as a oil-field laborer, boxer, painter and free-lance writer before settling upon acting as a profession. After serving in World War II, Boone used his GI Bill to finance his theatrical training at the Actors' Studio, making his belated Broadway debut at age 31, playing Jason in Judith Anderson's production of Medea. Signed to a 20th Century-Fox contract in 1951, Boone was given good billing in his first feature, Halls of Montezuma; among his Fox assignments was the brief but telling role of Pontius Pilate in The Robe (1953). Boone launched the TV-star phase of his career in the weekly semi-anthology Medic, playing Dr. Konrad Steiner. From 1957 through 1963, Boone portrayed Paladin, erudite western soldier of fortune, on the popular western series Have Gun, Will Travel. He directed several episodes of this series. Boone tackled a daring TV assignment in 1963, when in collaboration with playwright Clifford Odets, he appeared in the TV anthology series The Richard Boone Show. Unique among filmed dramatic programs, Boone's series featured a cast of eleven regulars (including Harry Morgan, Robert Blake, Jeanette Nolan, Bethel Leslie and Boone himself), who appeared in repertory, essaying different parts of varying sizes each week. The Richard Boone Show failed to catch on, and Boone went back to films. In 1972 he starred in another western series, this one produced by his old friend Jack Webb: Hec Ramsey, the saga of an old-fashioned sheriff coping with an increasingly industrialized West. In the last year of his life, Boone was appointed Florida's cultural ambassador. Richard Boone died at age 65 of throat cancer.

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Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet Way Of A Gaucho Actor 2011
62% Cabin Fever Fenster $21.2M 2002
No Score Yet The Bushido Blade Commodore Matthew Perry 1979
87% Winter Kills Keifitz 1979
69% The Hobbit Smaug 1978
80% The Big Sleep Lash Canino 1978
No Score Yet God's Gun (A Bullet from God) (Diamante Lobo) The Sheriff 1977
No Score Yet The Last Dinosaur (Kyokutei tankensen Pora-Bora) Masten Thrust Jr. 1977
90% The Shootist Sweeney 1976
No Score Yet Against a Crooked Sky Russian 1975
No Score Yet Big Jake John Fain 1971
No Score Yet Madron Madron 1970
No Score Yet The Kremlin Letter Ward 1970
11% The Arrangement Sam 1969
83% The Night of the Following Day Leer 1968
No Score Yet Kona Coast Capt. Sam Moran Executive Producer 1968
No Score Yet Count Basie & His Orchestra: Live in Berlin & Stockholm 1968 Actor 1968
93% Hombre Cicero Grimes 1967
67% The War Lord Bors 1965
40% Rio Conchos Major James "Jim" Lassiter 1964
No Score Yet A Thunder of Drums (1961) Actor 1961
50% The Alamo Gen. Sam Houston 1960
No Score Yet Lizzie Dr. Neal Wright 1958
64% I Bury the Living Robert Kraft 1958
No Score Yet The Garment Jungle Artie Ravidge 1957
100% The Tall T Frank Usher 1957
No Score Yet Away All Boats Lt. Fraser 1956
No Score Yet Star in the Dust Sam Hall 1956
No Score Yet Dragnet Capt. Hamilton 1956
86% The Big Knife Narrator 1955
No Score Yet Robbers' Roost Hank Hays 1955
No Score Yet Ten Wanted Men Wick Campbell 1955
No Score Yet Man Without a Star Steve Miles 1955
No Score Yet Siege at Red River Brett Manning 1954
No Score Yet The Raid Capt. Foster 1954
No Score Yet Beneath the 12-Mile Reef Thomas Rhys 1953
33% The Robe Pilate 1953
No Score Yet Vicki Lt. Ed Cornell 1953
No Score Yet Man on a Tightrope Krofta 1953
No Score Yet Kangaroo John W. Gamble 1952
No Score Yet Red Skies of Montana Richard 'Dick' Dryer 1952
71% The Desert Fox Aldinger 1951
83% Halls of Montezuma Lt. Col. Gilfilan 1950

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