(June 18, 1917-January 10, 1981)
Best known for his portrayal as Paladin on the TV series 'Have Gun-Will Travel' (1957-63)
Co-wrote 'The Ballad of Paladin,' the theme song for 'Have Gun-Will Travel'
Starred in the TV series 'Medic' (1954-56), 'The Richard Boone Show' (1963-64) and 'Hec Ramsey' (1972-74)
Acted in 'Halls of Montezuma (1951),' 'The Desert Fox: The Story of Rommel (1951),' 'Vicki (1953),' 'The Robe (1953),' 'The Big Knife (1955),' 'All Away Boats (1956),' 'Ocean's Eleven (1960),' 'The Alamo (1960),' 'The War Lord (1965),' 'Hombre (1967),' 'The Night of the Following Day (1968),' 'Big Jake (1971),' 'The Shootist (1976),' 'The Big Sleep (1978)' and 'The Bushido Blade (1981)'
Died of throat cancer at age 63
Subject of the biography 'Richard Boone: A Knight without Armor in a Savage Land' by David Rothel (2000)
Why he might be annoying
He dropped out of Stanford University to labor as a bartender, boxer, oil field rigger and painter.
He was a heavy smoker.
He was thrice married.
He was nominated for an Emmy four times, going 0-4.
He turned down the lead role for Hawaii Five-0 that made Jack Lord a star.
None of his non-Paladin TV shows were ratings successes, including his self-titled show that lasted just 25 episodes.
Why he might not be annoying
He is a seventh generation nephew of pioneer Daniel Boone.
He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He saw combat on three different ships.
He studied modern dance under Martha Graham and taught acting classes at New York City's famed Neighborhood Playhouse.
Marlon Brando personally asked him to direct the final scenes of a noir movie they did together; 'The Night of the Following Day.'
TV Guide named his character Paladin as #24 on their list of 'TV's 50 Greatest Characters Ever' (October 1999).
Writer Don Miller said 'Richard Boone has the knack of making a character believable by just standing off to one side and slouching.'
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Year In Review:
For 2017, as of last week, Out of 1 Votes: 100% Annoying
In 2016, Out of 18 Votes: 83.33% Annoying
In 2015, Out of 100 Votes: 47.00% Annoying
In 2014, Out of 17 Votes: 52.94% Annoying
In 2013, Out of 30 Votes: 46.67% Annoying
In 2012, Out of 78 Votes: 51.28% Annoying
In 2011, Out of 27 Votes: 29.63% Annoying
In 2010, Out of 72 Votes: 55.56% Annoying
In 2009, Out of 81 Votes: 35.80% Annoying
In 2008, Out of 60 Votes: 38.33% Annoying
In 2007, Out of 203 Votes: 44.33% Annoying
In 2006, Out of 30 Votes: 43.33% Annoying
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