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.

MINI BIO:

Ohio-born Hollywood star who earned himself security, popularity, and a niche in screen history when he started playing the western hero Hopalong Cassidy in 1935. A pillar of respectability and two-fisted justice, Cassidy was perhaps the only cowboy to match white hair with a black outfit. Boyd took the character with him into TV in 1948: Married four times, his last wife (from 1937) being actress Grace Bradley. Died from Parkinson's Disease.

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HONORS and AWARDS:

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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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William Boyd Quotes:

California Carson: Where yuh goin', Hoppy?
Hopalong Cassidy: Whatta you care?
[angrily]
Hopalong Cassidy: The Ranger Service! Forty dollars a month and free taps when you die! It's all yours! You can have it!... And this Captain Jennings we're supposed to respect! I'd have gotten a better deal from any sidewinding half-breed in the country!
Ranger Captain Jennings: [suddenly appearing] Kind of sneaky, isn't it, talking about a man when his back is turned!
Hopalong Cassidy: Well, your back isn't turned now!
[he slaps Jennings across the face]
Ranger Captain Jennings: We'll just make that suspension permanent.
[he takes Hoppy's badge]
Hopalong Cassidy: That's all right with me!
[he leaves]


California Carlson: I reckon you think I'm plumb loco, huh?
Hopalong Cassidy: Certainly not. Why, there's nothin' loco about a man tryin' to get a burro to raise his hands.


Hopalong Cassidy: There's no braver man than a scared one when he's cornered.


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William Boyd Facts
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.

There is a Hopalong Cassidy Museum located in Cambridge, Ohio.

The "Hoppies" launched the formula "Trio Western." Boyd was 40 years old when the series started. He got a younger partner to play the romantic leads James Ellison the only singing cowboy in the series, Russell Hayden, Brad King, Jay Kirby, Jimmy Rogers,George Reeves(only in "Bar 20") and Rand Brooks) and a second, usually older, partner for comic relief George Hayes known as "Gabby" playing Windy Holiday, (Britt Wood, Andy Clyde as California Carlson) and Edgar Buchanan as Red Connnors (as a duo with "Hoppy" in TV series).

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