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William 'Stage' Boyd Poster

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Overview (2)

Born in New York City, New York, USA
Died in Los Angeles, California, USA  (liver ailment)

Mini Bio (1)

Theatre actor who appeared in a few films.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Anonymous

Spouse (3)

Clara Joel (1920 - 22 January 1931) (divorced)
Margaret Christiansen (? - ?) (divorced)
Diana Miller (? - ?)

Trivia (4)

Not to be confused - as he so often is - with the William Boyd who is remembered as "Hopalong Cassidy."
His bad behavior (which included arrests for alcohol and drug possession) not only wrecked his own career, but inadvertently derailed William Boyd's career as well. When the first stories broke about "Stage" Boyd's escapades, the photos splashed across the newspapers were of the wrong Boyd. The day before, Boyd (I) had signed a large contract with RKO, one that was immediately terminated by invoking the morals clause. A judge dictated he be professionally credited with the "stage" moniker in 1935 to differentiate the two men. Ultimately it didn't matter as he'd die prematurely from a variety of ailments related to alcohol and drug abuse.
Invariably seen in villainous roles.
Began on stage as a child, then worked in a circus before studying architecture. He acted on Broadway in 1906 and made his film debut in 1913.

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