(1950-52) Radio: Starred in the series "Hopalong Cassidy" on the Mutual and later CBS Radio networks.
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Bill Boyd | Hopalong Cassidy
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I've tried to make Hoppy a plain and simple man in manners and dress. Hoppy isn't a flashy character. He isn't illiterate. Nor is he smart-alecky. He doesn't use big words or bad words. After all, I felt that Hoppy might be looked up to and that children might try to pattern their lives after the man. If Hoppy said 'ain't' and 'reckon' and that-away', all the kids might start saying the same ...
Television talk-show host Johnny Carson
told a story of how, in the mid-1960s, he met Boyd on a plane while flying cross-country. He asked Boyd, who hadn't made any public appearances in many years, if he would like to come on Carson's show, The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson
(1962). Boyd politely declined, and when Carson asked why, Boyd replied that he thought it would be too much of a ...
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