What do you know about William Boyd?
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Where was William Lawrence Boyd
born on June 5, 1895?
He went to Hollywood in 1919, already gray-haired.
role was as an extra in what Cecil B. DeMille's 1920 film?
Why Change Your Wife?
Romeo and Juliet
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
What was the first Hopalong Cassidy film?
The Eagle's Brood
Bar 20 Rides Again
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.
What was the name of Hopalong Cassidy's beautiful
7) Boyd appeared as Hopalong Cassidy on the cover of
numerous national magazines.
What magazine did he appear on
August 29, 1950?
8) In 1937, Boyd married for the fifth time. He
married until his death in 1972.
What was his
Jean Helen Rogers
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
10) In 1995, he was inducted into the Western Performers
Hall of Fame at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage
Museum in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
What was the year?
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?
August 12, 1972
September 12, 1972
October 12, 1972
November 12, 1972
is William Boyd buried?
Woodland Memorial Park Cemetery, Sand Springs,
Holy Cross Cemetery, Culver City, California
Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery, Glendale, California
Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Hollywood Hills), Los Angeles,