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William Boyd

What do you know about William Boyd?
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  • Take 2 points for each right answer.  Maximum this page: 24 points!William Boyd

1) Where was William Lawrence Boyd born on June 5, 1895?

  1. Tulsa, Oklahoma

  2. Hendrysburg, Ohio

  3. Belpre, Ohio

  4. Clinton, Oklahoma

2). He went to Hollywood in 1919, already gray-haired.  
His first role was as an extra in what Cecil B. DeMille's 1920 film?

  1. Maverick

  2. Why Change Your Wife?

  3. Romeo and Juliet

  4. Tarzan

3) His career was derailed in the early 1930s when he was mistakenly identified as a William Boyd who had been arrested for public drunkenness after his own 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 called "The Lost City."

  • True or False

4) What was the first Hopalong Cassidy film?

  1. Hop-Along Cassidy

  2. The Eagle's Brood

  3. Bar 20 Rides Again

  4. Tag-Along Cassidy

5) Boyd purchased the rights to the character of Hopalong, as well as the rights to the 66 Hopalong Cassidy movies.  In the early 1950s, he released the movies to television, where they became extremely popular.

  • True or False?

6) What was the name of Hopalong Cassidy's beautiful white horse?

  1. Sheriff

  2. Topper

  3. Silver

  4. Cummings

7) Boyd appeared as Hopalong Cassidy on the cover of numerous national magazines.
What magazine did he appear on August 29, 1950?

  1. Life

  2. Look

  3. Time

  4. People

8) In 1937, Boyd married for the fifth time.  He remained married until his death in 1972.
was his wife's name?

  1. Dawn Helton

  2. Betty Baker

  3. Jean Helen Rogers

  4. Grace Bradley

9) 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.

  • True or False?

10) In 1995, he was inducted into the Western Performers Hall of Fame at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
was the year?

  1. 1995

  2. 1997

  3. 1999

  4. 2002

11) Boyd died in 1972 in Laguna Beach, California from complications from Parkinson's disease and heart failure.
What was the day he died at age 77?

  1. August 12, 1972

  2. September 12, 1972

  3. October 12, 1972

  4. November 12, 1972

12) Where is William Boyd buried?

  1. Woodland Memorial Park Cemetery, Sand Springs, Oklahoma

  2. Holy Cross Cemetery, Culver City, California

  3. Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery, Glendale, California

  4. Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Hollywood Hills), Los Angeles, California

William Boyd
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1) B. 2) B. 3) True 4) A. 5) True 6) B. 6) B. 7) B. 8) D. 9) True 10) A. 1995 11) B. 12) C. Plot: Great Mausoleum, Sanctuary of Sacred Promise

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