William Boyd Overview:

Legendary actor, William Boyd, was born on Jun 5, 1895 in Hendrysburg, OH. Boyd died at the age of 77 on Sep 12, 1972 in Laguna Beach, CA and was laid to rest in Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Glendale) Cemetery in Glendale, CA.

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He was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Motion Pictures. In addition, Boyd was inducted into the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum and was immortalized on a US postal stamp in 2009. Boyd was never nominated for an Academy Award.

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~ The Yankee Clipper (1927)

By Clayton on Nov 18, 2015 From Phantom Empires

~ The Yankee Clipper (1927) 11/18/2015 2 Comments (This is a look-back review...I was thinking about it, so I thought I'd repost!)It, ladies and gentleman, is the birthday of one of my favourite a... Read full article


Go-Get-'Em, Haines - (1936)

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Go-Get-'Em, Haines - (1936) 9/6/2014 0 Comments Go-Get-em Haines is a fun b-reel-type picture from 1936; it stars the lovely Eleanor Hunt (who charmingly co-starred alongside John Wayne in the 1934 Western Blue Steel), bu... Read full article


Go-Get-'Em, Haines - (1936)

By Clayton on Sep 6, 2014 From Phantom Empires

Go-Get-'Em, Haines - (1936) 9/6/2014 0 Comments Go-Get-em Haines is a fun b-reel-type picture from 1936; it stars the lovely Eleanor Hunt (who charmingly co-starred alongside John Wayne in the 1934 Western Blue Steel), but more importantly, it ... Read full article


Happy Birthday ! (June 5, 1895) ~ The Yankee Clipper (1927)

By Clayton on Jun 4, 2014 From Phantom Empires

Happy Birthday ! (June 5, 1895) ~ The Yankee Clipper (1927) 6/4/2014 2 Comments It, ladies and gentleman, is the birthday of one of my favourite actors; the man behind the legendary Hopalong Cassidy, ! Well, as most people al... Read full article


(1895-1972) Silent Movie Star Biography

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There were two s acting in Hollywood during the silent era. The first was a young man from Tulsa, Oklahoma who would enjoy star billing and roles with some of the best directors and actors of the silent era. The second, known as William ?Stage? Boyd was a stage actor who had a minor care... Read full article


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William Boyd Quotes:

John Martindale: I was tryin' to dig this well when they came.
Hopalong Cassidy: [grabbing a handful of soil and smelling it] You have any trouble diggin' this stuff?
John Martindale: Always! Black gumbo keeps oozin' into the hole.
Hopalong Cassidy: This is why Trimble wants your ranch and all the other land in the valley.
California Carlson: You mean that smelly stuff?
Jimmy Rogers: What's it good for?
Hopalong Cassidy: [laughs] There's a young fellah in the East can tell yuh. He's on his way to bein' the richest man in the world on account of it. His name is Rockefeller... John D!


Hopalong Cassidy: [referring to imposter Kit Moyer] I got a feeling that boy isn't in this alone.
Jimmy Rogers: You mean someone else is pulling the strings?
Hopalong Cassidy: My hunch seems to run that way. At least we're not tipping our hand just yet.
California Carlson: And what's our next move, Hoppy? I'm just itchin' fer action.
Hopalong Cassidy: Ease down, you old fire-eater. If I'm not far wrong, you'll get plenty of action and soon.


Bill Holbrook: Mary Ellen, look out there across the desert. As far as you can see, way off there in the distance... you see those big lonesome pinnacles? When I was a little boy, I used to lie out there evenings, watching the shadows pass over 'em. I used to imagine they were all sorts of things... dragons fighting... giants lying there sleeping... and great big monsters that might come down after it got dark and get me.
Mary Ellen Cameron: [giggle] I know. I used to think that way, too.
Bill Holbrook: You got over it, though.
Mary Ellen Cameron: Over it? Sure! As soon as I knew what they really was - just big rocks.
Bill Holbrook: But before that, you were a little bit afraid of them, weren't you?
Mary Ellen Cameron: Yes, I was.
Bill Holbrook: Well, it's just like that with folks. A way off in the distance of your mind there's a terrible man called Cash Holbrook. To you, he's been one of those awful monsters you used to imagine. But I've been up close to him - in the daylight - and to me, he's been a kind man... and mighty good.


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William Boyd Facts
Boyd was Cecil B. DeMille's first choice for Moses in The Ten Commandments (1956). Boyd turned the role down, fearing the Hopalong Cassidy identification would hurt the movie.

Inducted into the Hall of Great Western Performers of the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in 1995.

Appears as Hopalong Cassidy, with Topper the Horse, on a 44¢ USA commemorative postage stamp in the Early TV Memories issue honoring "Hopalong Cassidy" (1952), issued 11 August 2009.

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