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Richard Boone

Born: June 18, 1917, Los Angeles, California
Died: January 10, 1981 (age 63), St. Augustine, Florida

Richard Boone is an actor, who stars in over 50 films and is notable for his roles in Westerns.  He is best known as the star of the TV series Have Gun - Will Travel.

What do you know about Richard Boone? Try this Wire: San Francisco quick quiz.  "Check Your Answers" at the end of the quiz.

Film and TV Westerns1. Boone was descended from a brother of frontiersman Daniel Boone. He was the middle child of a well-to-do corporate lawyer.

Fact or Myth?

2. He joined the Navy in 1941. He served and saw combat on three ships in the South Pacific during World War II. What was his specialty?

  • Battleship radio man
  • Turret gunner on cruiser
  • Aviation ordinance man

3. After the war, he used the G.I. Bill to study acting?

  • Actor's Studio in New York
  • University of Southern California
  • New York University

4. In 1947, what play did Boone make his Broadway debut?

  • Medea
  • Iron Mask
  • Mad Man

5. In 1950, Boone made his screen debut as a Marine. What was the movie?

  • Halls of Montezuma
  • Hell is For Heroes
  • The Hill

6. What TV series did Boone play Dr. Konrad Styner?

  • Ben Casey
  • Dr. Kildare
  • Medic

7. The show followed the adventures of Paladin, a gentleman/gunfighter (played by Richard Boone on television). Who was Paladin on radio?

  • John Dehner
  • Keith Humphries
  • Max Schultz

8. What was the turn-of-the-20th-century Western-style detective who preferred to use his brain instead of his gun?

  • Major Diamond
  • Horst Mann
  • Hec Ramsey

9. He died of throat cancer in St. Augustine, Florida.

  • Fact or Myth?

10. Where is Richard Boone buried?

  • Cremated, ashes were scattered in the ocean off Hawaii
  • Mount Olivet Cemetery, Nashville, Tennessee
  • Old Bryan Farm, Marthasville, Missouri

Richard Boone [Answers]

  1. FactFilm and TV Westerns
  2. Aviation ordinance man
  3. Actor's Studio in New York
  4. Medea
  5. Halls of Montezuma
  6. Medic
  7. John Dehner
  8. Hec Ramsey
  9. Fact
  10. Cremated, ashes were scattered in the ocean off Hawaii

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