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Pat Boone

​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.   Pat Boone (born Charles Eugene Patrick Boone on June 1, 1934) is an American singer, actor and writer who was a successful pop singer in the United States during the 1950s and early 1960s. He covered black artists' songs (when part of the country was segregated) and sold more copies than his black counterparts. He sold over 45 million albums, had 38 Top 40 hits and appeared in more than 12 Hollywood movies. Boone's talent as a singer and actor, combined with his old-fashioned values, contributed to his popularity in the early rock and roll era. He continues to perform, and speak as a motivational speaker, a television personality, a conservative political commentator and a preacher. According to Billboard, Boone was the second biggest charting artist of the late 1950s, behind only Elvis Presley but ahead of Ricky Nelson and The Platters, and was ranked at No. 9—behind The Rolling Stones and Paul McCartney but ahead of artists such as Aretha Franklin and The Beach Boys—in its listing of the Top 100 Top 40 Artists 1955-1995. Boone still holds the Billboard record for spending 220 consecutive weeks on the charts with more than one song. At the age of twenty-three, he began hosting a half-hour ABC variety television series, The Pat Boone Chevy Showroom, which aired for 115 episodes (1957–1960). Many musical performers, including Edie Adams, Andy Williams, Pearl Bailey and Johnny Mathis made appearances on the show. His cover versions of rhythm and blues hits had a noticeable effect on the development of the broad popularity of rock and roll. During his tours in the 1950s, Elvis Presley was one of his opening acts. As a prolific author, Boone had a No. 1 bestseller in the 1950s (Twixt Twelve and Twenty, Prentice-Hall). In the 1960s, he focused on gospel music and is a member of the Gospel Music Hall of Fame. Description above from the Wikipedia article Pat Boone, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.


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Born:
Jun 1, 1934 In Jacksonville, Florida, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
42
First Appeared:
In the series The Ed Sullivan Show 1948-06-20
Latest Project:
Movie God's Not Dead 2 2016-04-01
Known For
Poster of Hollywood on Fire
Poster of Fuck
Poster of The Perils of Pauline
Poster of The Pat Boone Chevy Showroom
Filmography
Movie God's Not Dead 2 Walter Wesley 2016-04-01
Movie Hugh Hefner: Playboy, Activist and Rebel Himself 2009-01-01
Movie Hollywood on Fire Himself 2009-02-25
Movie Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical History 2008-10-14
Movie Fuck Himself 2005-11-07
Series Where Are They Now? Unknown 1999-06-07
Series Second Noah Unknown 1996-02-05
Series E! True Hollywood Story Unknown 1996-03-29
Series 7th Heaven Unknown 1996-08-26
Series Moonlighting Unknown 1985-03-03
Series Music Hall America 1976-09-18
Series Cher Unknown 1975-02-16
Movie The Cross and the Switchblade David Wilkerson 1970-06-01
Series The Flip Wilson Show Unknown 1970-09-17
Series Night Gallery Unknown 1970-12-16
Series The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour Unknown 1969-01-22
Movie The Pigeon Dave Williams 1969-11-04
Series The Johnny Cash Show Unknown 1969-06-07
Movie The Perils of Pauline George Stedman 1967-08-02
Series That Girl Unknown 1966-09-08
Series Hullabaloo Unknown 1965-01-12
Movie Hollywood My Home Town Himself 1965-12-31
Movie The Greatest Story Ever Told Angel at the Tomb 1965-02-15
Series The Hollywood Palace Unknown 1964-01-04
Movie Never Put It in Writing 1964-04-27
Movie Goodbye Charlie Bruce Minton III 1964-11-18
Movie The Horror of It All John J. 'Jack' Robinson 1964-08-19
Movie The Yellow Canary Andy Paxton 1963-05-15
Movie The Main Attraction 1962-03-31
Movie State Fair Wayne Frake 1962-03-09
Series The Beverly Hillbillies Unknown 1962-09-26
Series The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson Unknown 1962-10-01
Movie All Hands on Deck Lt. Victor 'Vic' Donald 1961-03-30
Movie Journey to the Center of the Earth Alexander 'Alec' McKuen 1959-12-14
Series The Dick Clark Show Unknown 1958-02-15
Movie Mardi Gras Paul Newell 1958-11-18
Series The Pat Boone Chevy Showroom 1957-10-23
Movie Bernardine Arthur 'Beau' Beaumont 1957-07-24
Movie April Love Nick Conover 1957-11-27
Series The Steve Allen Show Unknown 1956-06-24
Series The Dinah Shore Chevy Show Unknown 1956-10-05
Series The Ed Sullivan Show Unknown 1948-06-20