Hopalong Cassidy's Bill Boyd Dies at 77

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granted 4) I Hopalong Cassidy (Bill Boyd) dies HOLLYWOOD (AP; -- Silver-haired actor William Boyd, who rose to stardom stardom as the cowboy Hopalong Cassidy, is dead at 77. A spokesman at a South Laguna hospital said Boyd died Tuesday night from. complications of Parkinson's disease disease and congestive heart failure. Boyd's portrayal of Hopalong -- a "good guy" who wore a black hat but was a paragon of virtue -- was the longest-running characterization in Hollywood Hollywood history. BOYD RODE the range on his horse Topper for a quarter of a century in movies and on television. "Hoppy," a character half conceived conceived by writers, half by Boyd, didn't smoke, drink, swear or kiss girls. He captured villains rather than shot fiiem. The responsibility of being a children's children's hero transformed Boyd, onetime onetime playboy, into a philanthropist devoted devoted to strengthening the fiber of "When you've got kids looking up to you," he would say, "when you've got parents saying what a wonderful guy Hoppy is, what the hell do you do? You have to be a wonderful guy!" Born in Hendrysburg, Oliio, to a (Turn to Back Page. Col. 1) WILLIAM BOYD Dead at 77 --AP Wirophoto

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Independent (Long Beach, California)14 Sep 1972, ThuPage 1
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