Richard Boone was a renowned American actor and director. He has acted in more than fifty films in his acting career. He was also starred in a famous television series, “Have Gun – Will Travel”.
As of 2023, Richard Boone's net worth is estimated to be $5 million.
|Net Worth||$5 million|
|Given Name||Richard Allen Boone|
|Famous Name||Richard Boone|
|Source(s) of Fame||Actor, Director|
|Date of Birth||June 18, 1917|
|Place of Birth||Los Angeles, California, United States|
|Age At Death||63|
|Date of Death||January 10, 1981|
|Cause of Death||Throat Cancer|
|Relationships||Divorced, Jane Hopper, (1937–1940)Divorced, Mimi Kelly, (1949–1950)Divorced, Claire McAloon, (1951–1981)|
Richard Boone was born in Los Angeles, California, the United States of America on the 18th of June, 1917. His parents’ names are Kirk Etna Boone and Cecile Lillian. His father, Kirk, was a corporate lawyer.
Richard was a multi-talented kid who was a painter, student, and oil-field laborer at the same time. He went to Hoover High School in California. After graduating from high school, he got admission to Stanford University. He dropped out of his university and worked as a laborer, painter, and writer. He joined the Navy and served his country in World War II. Later, he decided to study acting to pursue his career in this field.
Richard’s decision of pursuing acting as a career was the turning point of his life. He made a debut appearance on Broadway after which he continued appearing in multiple plays and TV series. He eventually signed a contract with 20th Century Fox in 1950 and gave his first on-screen performance in Halls of Montezuma in 1951. He played the role of a Marine Corps officer in that project after which he got recognition.
He managed to do different kinds of roles beautifully. His roles as a police detective in Vicki and Pontius Pilate in The Robe are some of his remarkable performances. He was cast for the role of Doctor in a medical series named Medic in 1954. It was a critical project but couldn’t succeed as much as it was expected. He played his role in this series for two years but meanwhile, he appeared in several war movies as well.
In 1957, he acted in Lizzie as Dr. Wright who gave treatment to Elizabeth for her memory lapses. The same year, he appeared in his most notable character of the gunfighter in “Have Gun-Will Travel’’. He was popular before this series as well but after this one, he became a star. He acted in this series for long six years. Meanwhile, he also gave a chance to his directorial skills and directed a few episodes of this series.
Later, he kept performing different characters on the big screen in multiple films which include The Alamo (1960) and A Thunder of Dreams (1961). He also acted in a dramatic anthropology series named The Richard Boone Show. It couldn’t do well in the Box Office.
After that, he moved to Hawaii for seven years. He remained the part of a few westers but disappeared from the screen. In the 1970s, he decided to resume his acting career. He appeared in the web series Hec Ramsey which was based on the film named Dragnet that he did back in 1954. He continued working in the series until he died of throat cancer.
Richard Boone met Jane Hooper while studying arts. They became best friends and eventually got married. However, the marriage couldn’t last and it ended in divorce just after three years. Later, he got married to Mimi Kelly. It was again a failed marriage that lasted for only one year.
In 1951, he got married to Claire McAloon. They stayed together until his death.
Richard Boone died of throat cancer. His friends, family, and fans got affected by his sudden demise. He left a legacy behind for people to keep him remembered.
Richard Boone was never active on any social media sites. The use of social media platforms was also not that common then.
Richard Boone is a big name in the Hollywood industry. He is still alive in the hearts of his fans. He has an estimated net worth of around $5 million.
Richard Boone has sometimes been associated with other Actors such as Aparna, Suzanne Pleshette, Gill Hill, Mary Anne Fahey, Roxie Roker, Uriel del Toro, Adamari Lopez, Margaret Trudeau, and Betty Lynn.