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PAT BOONE BIOGRAPHY & FILMOGRAPHY:
 
Pat Boone was born on June 1st, 1934 in Jacksonville, Florida with the birth name Charles Eugene Patrick Boone.  At the age of two his family relocated to Nashville.  After graduating from David Lipscomb High School in 1952, he went on to study at David Lipscombe College as well as North Texas State College and finally earned a bachelors of science degree from Columbia University.
 
While he was still a teenager living in Nashville, Tennessee he emceed a talent contest on the radio and television and won a Ted Mack Original Amateur award.  It was this experience that peaked his interest in career in entertainment.    

In 1955 he made his first professional recording and in 1961 he joined the ASCAP.  He has proceeded with his career in music having a number of hit songs such as, Moody River, Speedy Gonzales, Ain't That a Shame, Bernadine and A Wonderful Time Up There.  Over the course of his career he has sold 45 million albums, and has had thirty eight Top 40 hits.
 
When Pat was only twenty three years old he was given the opportunity to hot a show on ABC called, "The Pat Boone Chevy Showroom".  This show aired for a total of 115 episodes.  He was also a regular on, "Arthur Godfrey and his Friends" (1955-1957).  Other television appearances included, "The Red Skelton Hour", "Frazier" and "7th Heaven" amongst others.     

Along with his singing career he appeared on a number of films such as, "Mardi Gras" (1958), "State Fair" (1962), "The Yellow Canary" (1963), "Goodbye Charlie" (1964) and "The Perils of Pauline" (1967).
 
In addition, Boone owned a television station in Orange County in the 80's that featured a couple conservative religious shows and he was also an author.  He was also the owner of the American Basketball Association league's team in Oakland, California in 1967, but only for a short time as it was later sold to a group of business men in Washington DC with the name being changed to the Washington Caps.   
 
In 2011 Pat Boone was honored with a lifetime achievement award at the 38th annual Conservative Political Action Conference.  He has married only once to Shirley Boone in 1953 and they have four children and remain married today.  He has been awarded two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording as well as for Television.  He is also a member of the Gospel Music Hall of Fame and remains working as a motivational speaker and political commentator.  
 

Filmography

2010   The Rooneys

2002   7th Heaven 

2001   Frasier

1996   Bad Hair Day: The Videos

1988   Moonlighting 

1973   Owen Marshall: Counselor at Law 

1971   Rod Serling's Night Gallery

1970   The Cross and the Switchblade 

1969   The Pigeon 

1967   The Perils of Pauline 

1965   The Greatest Story Ever Told 

1964   The Red Skelton Hour 

1964   Goodbye Charlie 

1964   The Horror of It All 

1964   Never Put It in Writing 

1963   Grüsse aus Zürich

1963   The Yellow Canary 

1962   The Main Attraction 

1962   State Fair 

1961   All Hands on Deck 

1959   Journey to the Center of the Eart

1958   Mardi Gras 

1957   April Love 

1957   Bernardine 





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