Ask AP: Richard Boone

Celebrities, Celebrity Q&A, People
on January 9, 2011

What can you tell me about Richard Boone, star of Have Gun–Will Travel?
Calla Marshall, Quincy, Calif.

Boone, who played gunfighter-for-hire Paladin in the TV Western from 1957 to 1963, also starred in the TV series Medic, Hec Ramsey and The Richard Boone Show. He made more than 50 movies and was memorable as villains in The Tall T, Hombre, Big Jake and The Shootist. The World War II veteran died in 1981 at age 63 of pneumonia while battling throat cancer.