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.
2010 The Rooneys
2002 7th Heaven
1996 Bad Hair Day: The Videos
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