Pat Boone

Singer, Actor, Writer
Though frequently dismissed by critics and music cognoscenti as the ultimate whitebread performer, the undeniable fact remained that Pat Boone was one of the most successful pop music performers of the 20th century ... Read more »
Born: 06/01/1934 in Jacksonville, Florida, USA

Filmography

Actor (53)

God's Not Dead 2 2016 (Movie)

Walter Wesley (Actor)

Pioneers of Television 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Fuck 2006 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

The Christmas Special Christmas Special 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Popular Song: Soundtrack of the Century 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

The Test 2000 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Frasier 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

The 9th Annual Movieguide Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Presenter

The Joke's on Thee 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Little Richard: The E! True Hollywood Story 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The Eyes of Tammy Faye 2000 (Movie)

Himself--Christian Entertainer (Actor)

67th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Ann-Margret: Sugar and Spice 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Alice Faye: The Star Next Door 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Dave's World 1996 - 1997 (Tv Show)

Actor

Second Noah 1996 - 1997 (Tv Show)

Actor

The History of Rock 'n' Roll 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

The 1993 Crosby Clambake 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

American Bandstand 40th Anniversary Special 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

The 1992 Crosby Clambake 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Easter Seals Telethon 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

The 1991 Crosby Clambake 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Roger & Me 1989 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

A California Christmas 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

Christmas in Washington 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

Christmas Legend of Nashville 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Actor

Star Search 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Actor

Rock 'n' Roll: The First 25 Years 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Actor

The Anita Bryant Spectacular 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Actor

The Pat Boone and Family Christmas Special 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Actor

George Burns' 100th Birthday Party 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Actor

The Bob Hope Special (01/28/79) 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Actor

The Pat Boone and Family Easter Special 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Actor

Pat Boone and Family 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Actor

Perry Como's Springtime Special 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

Actor

One More Time 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

Actor

Night Gallery 1971 - 1973 (TV Show)

Actor

The Cross and the Switchblade 1969 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Perils of Pauline 1966 (Movie)

George (Actor)

The Greatest Story Ever Told 1965 (Movie)

Young Man at the Tomb (Actor)

Goodbye, Charlie 1964 (Movie)

Bruce Minton (Actor)

Never Put It in Writing 1963 (Movie)

Steven Cole (Actor)

State Fair 1962 (Movie)

Wayne Frake (Actor)

All Hands on Deck 1961 (Movie)

Lieutenant Victor Donald (Actor)

Journey to the Center of the Earth 1959 (Movie)

Alec McEwen (Actor)

Mardi Gras 1958 (Movie)

Paul Newell (Actor)

April Love 1957 (Movie)

Nick Conover (Actor)

Bernardine 1957 (Movie)

Beau (Actor)

Pros & Cons (TV Show)

Actor

The Pigeon (TV Show)

Actor

The Yellow Canary (Movie)

Andy Paxton (Actor)
Music (18)

The Box 2009 (Movie)

("O Say Can You See") (Song Performer)

Mal 1999 (Movie)

("Love Letters In the Sand") (Song Performer)

Pleasantville 1998 (Movie)

("Mr Blue") (Song Performer)

The Mighty 1998 (Movie)

("Jingle Bells") (Song Performer)

The Last Boy Scout 1991 (Movie)

("Moody River") (Song Performer)

Roger & Me 1989 (Movie)

("I Am Proud To Be An American") (Song Performer)

Rude Awakening 1989 (Movie)

("Star Spangled Banner") (Song Performer)

After Hours 1985 (Movie)

("Quando Quando Quando") (Song)

Sapiches 1981 (Movie)

("Speedy Gonzales") (Song Performer)

Matilda 1977 (Movie)

("When I'm With You I'm Feeling Good") (Song Performer)

The Magic of Lassie 1977 (Movie)

("A Rose Is Not a Rose") (Song Performer)

Full Circle 1976 (Movie)

("Speedy Gonzales") (Song Performer)

Seven Alone 1973 (Movie)

("Only a Dream Away") (Song Performer)

All Hands on Deck 1961 (Movie)

("All Hands on Deck" "I've Got It Made" "Somewhere There's Home" "You Mean Everything to Me") (Song Performer)

Journey to the Center of the Earth 1959 (Movie)

("Twice As Tall" "The Faithful Heart" "My Love Is Like a Red Red Rose" "My Heart's in the Highlands") (Song Performer)

Mardi Gras 1958 (Movie)

("The Mardi Gras March" "I'll Remember Tonight" "Loyalty" "A Fiddle a Rifle an Axe and a Bible" "Bourbon Street Blues" "Stonewall Jackson") (Song Performer)

Friendly Persuasion 1956 (Movie)

(Song Performer)

The Perfect Specimen (Movie)

(Songwriter)

Biography

Though frequently dismissed by critics and music cognoscenti as the ultimate whitebread performer, the undeniable fact remained that Pat Boone was one of the most successful pop music performers of the 20th century, with over 30 Top 40 hits to his name, as well as an actor, television host, philanthropist and businessman. The key to Boone's appeal in the 1950s and early 1960s was his ability to translate R&B and rock songs by black artists into smooth, palatable pop for white audiences, including gently boppy takes on "Tutti Fruitti," "I Almost Lost My Mind" and "Long Tall Sally." Though his versions of the songs lacked the intensity and sexual heat of Elvis Presley's material, both men found their fame from the same material, and though they took completely divergent paths in their careers, both could be ultimately credited for both legitimizing rock and roll for mass audiences and bringing attention to black artists in a period when mainstream radio refused to play their music. Boone's time in the pop spotlight faded with the arrival of The Beatles, but he remained a fixture of Christian music and secular television for the next four decades. No matter what one thought of Boone, his music or his image, the sheer scope of his work as a singer and entertainer was impossible to deny.

Relationships

Cheryl Lynn Boone

Daughter

Laura Gene Boone

Daughter

Linda Lee Boone

Daughter

Shirley Boone

Wife
daughter of country star Red Foley married in 1953

Deborah Boone Actor

Daughter
famous for "You Light Up My Life" married to Miguel Ferrer

Mary Boone

Mother
died on March 20, 2000 at age 90

EDUCATION

University of North Texas

Denton , Texas

David Lipscomb College

Nashville , Tennessee

Columbia University

New York , New York
graduated magna cum laude

Milestones

1996

Released album of heavy metal music, "No More Mr. Nice Guy"

1988

Co-hosted series "Wish You Were Here" on The Nashville Network

1968

Made TV-movie debut, "The Pigeon" (ABC)

1959

Co-starred in "Journey to the Center of the Earth" in non-singing role

1957

Signed motion picture contract with Fox; made screen debut in "Bernadine"

1955

Appeared regularly on "Arthur Godfrey and His Friends"

1953

Won "Ted Mack's Amateur Hour"

1947

Sang for first time on radio

Hosted the variety series "The Pat Boone-Chevy Showroom" (ABC)

Appeared with his family in several holiday specials for ABC

Starred in "The Pat Boone Show" (NBC, 1966-1967; syndicated 1967-1968)

Bonus Trivia

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He is descended from pioneer Daniel Boone.

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Pat Boone is a regent of Oral Roberts University.

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Lore has it that Pat Boone only wore white bucks on TV because they were the only good pair of shoes he had at the time. They became his trademark.

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Pat Boone and his wife Shirley prayed at the bedside of Rock Hudson while Hudson was dying of AIDS. Shirley told reporters she'd spoken in tongues to Hudson. Boone also was involved with Bob Dylan's short-lived conversion to Christianity.

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Boone is one of the major shareholders of KDOC Channel 56, an independent TV station in Orange County, California

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Boone shocked people by appearing on the 1997 American Music Awards decked out in blakc leather with fake tatooes.

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