William Lawrence Boyd was an American film actor who is best known for portraying the cowboy hero Hopalong Cassidy.
|Born:||William Lawrence Boyd, June 05, 1895, Belmont County, Ohio, United States|
|Died:||September 12, 1972, Laguna Beach, California, United States|
|Resting place:||Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery|
|Other names:||Bill Boyd, Hoppy, Hopalong Cassidy|
|Occupation:||Actor, movie producer, director|
|Home town:||Tulsa, Oklahoma|
|IMDb:||William Boyd (actor)’s IMDb|
About William Boyd
After rising to fame as the title character in the Hopalong Cassidy films of the 1930s and ’40s, Boyd bought the rights to the books and movies featuring his famous character and created a highly successful Hopalong Cassidy television series.
He grew up in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and moved to California in his early adulthood years to work a number of odd jobs. He entered the entertainment industry as a Hollywood movie extra.
Apart from his Hopalong Cassidy fame, he became well known for his leading roles in silent films of the 1920s.
Four out of five of his wives were actresses. After his marriage to Laura Maynard ended in divorce, he wed Ruth Miller, followed by Elinor Fair, Dorothy Sebastian, and Grace Bradley.
He and Roy Rogers both became famous for their onscreen cowboy personas.
Information related to William Boyd (actor)
- http://www.b-westerns.com/hoppy.htm William Boyd as Hopalong Cassidy
- http://www.americanmusicpreservation.com/Hoppymusic.htm Hopalong Cassidy Music
- http://film.virtual-history.com/person.php?personid=805 Photos of William Boyd
- http://digital.library.okstate.edu/encyclopedia/entries/B/BO031.html Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History and Culture entry
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