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Tuesday, 5 June 2012

Hopalong to a great three part tribute

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

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