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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)

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), 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

By Movies, Silently on Feb 6, 2013 From Movies Silently

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:

California Carlson: You know, Hoppy, sometimes I wish I was a cow.
Hopalong Cassidy: Why?
California Carlson: Well, they always seem to be standin' knee deep in somethin' tuh eat.
[he laughs]
Hopalong Cassidy: [playing dumb] I don't get it.
California Carlson: [after doing a take] You don't get it?
Hopalong Cassidy: [Hoppy laughs heartily]


Hopalong Cassidy: Hold onto this land. Never sell Texas short. You know, what's under the ground might some day be more important to America than what's above it.


Johnny Nelson: I guess I've been about the biggest fool in the world.
Hopalong Cassidy: You're not the first, nor the last.


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William Boyd Facts
After buying the rights to all of his films, he secured the rights to the name "Hopalong Cassidy" and formed a company called "Hopalong Cassidy Productions".

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.

His career was derailed in the early 1930s when he was mistakenly identified as having been arrested for public drunkenness after his picture was mistakenly used in articles about the arrest. In fact, the culprit was William 'Stage' Boyd, an actor who later portrayed the villain in the serial The Lost City (1935/I).

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