One hundred and seventeen years ago today, William Boyd was born in
Hendrysburg, Ohio. When he was seven his family moved to Oklahoma, where
Bill’s parents both died before he finished high school. Left for fend for himself, the strikingly handsome youth first found
work as a grocery-store clerk, later as a surveyor and oil-field worker.
Bill married for the first time in 1917 and soon thereafter moved with
his wife to Hollywood, California, where they hoped his pretty face
would land him work in moving pictures. Happily for generations of
Western fans, they were right. READ THE REST OF THIS GREAT TRIBUTE TO THE EARLY WESTERN ICON