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date: 13 November 2019

Boone, Richardlocked

(18 June 1917–10 January 1981)
  • Archie P. McDonald

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Boone, Richard (18 June 1917–10 January 1981), motion picture, stage, and television actor, was born Richard Allen Boone in Los Angeles, California, the son of Kirk Boone, a corporation lawyer, and Cecile Beckerman. Boone graduated from the San Diego Army and Navy Academy in 1932 and enrolled at Stanford University two years later. He worked on fishing boats during the summers. At Stanford he studied art and became a member of the boxing team, winning amateur light heavyweight championships in 1936 and 1937. He was expelled from Stanford after becoming involved in a prank that resulted in an injury to the wife of former U.S. president ...

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