Born on 18 June 1917, the now late Richard Boone was an American actor known for his appearances in Westerns mostly, as well as the TV show Have Gun-Will Travel. He made his acting debut shortly after World War II, on Broadway, in the play Medea and later Macbeth. In 1950, he moved onto the big screen, playing a marine in Halls Of Montezuma. He went on the star in three movies with the legendary John Wayne: The Alamo, Big Jake and The Shootist. But it wasn't until his stint in Have Gun-Will Travel, in which he played a character called Paladin, that he became widely known, as the series attracted a handful of Emmy awards. Before his death from throat cancer in 1981, Boone found parts in many other movies, usually as a villain, and in the 70s took on the main role as Hec Ramsey in the show if the same name (which even in his eyes wasn't too dissimilar from Have Gun-Will Travel).