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Actor, Richard Boone, was born Richard Allen Boone on Jun 18, 1917 in Los Angeles, CA. Boone died at the age of 63 on Jan 10, 1981 in St. Augustine, FL .

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Gen. Sam Houston: Travis, I've never been able to like you. But you are one of the very few men I would trust with the life of Texas.


Pontius Pilate: Give me water to wash my hands.


Captain Stephen Maddocks: Bachelors make the best soldiers. All they have to lose is their loneliness.


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At the end of his life, he taught acting classes at Flagler College in St Augustine Florida.

On a December 14, 1957, episode of "Have Gun - Will Travel" (1957), Boone found himself stripped to the waist by Apaches and bound spreadagle-style between four stakes driven into the ground. So vivid was this scene that leading men in other TV westerns soon found themselves in similar circumstances, most notably Robert Horton in "Wagon Train" (1957) Ralph Taeger in "Hondo" (1967) and Peter Brown and William Smith in "Laredo" (1965).

He directed the final scenes of The Night of the Following Day (1968) at the insistence of star Marlon Brando, as Brando could no longer tolerate what he considered the incompetence of director Hubert Cornfield. The film is generally considered the nadir of Brando's career, though it didn't hurt Boone, who was cast as the heavy.

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