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Boyd, William

Robert Mirandon

in American National Biography Online

Published in print January 1999 |
Published online February 2000 | e-ISBN: 9780198606697 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/anb/9780198606697.article.1801949

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Boyd, William (05 June 1898–12 September 1972), film actor and producer, was born in either Cambridge or Hendrysburg, Ohio, the son of Charles W. Boyd, a laborer, and Linda Alberta Wilkins. When Boyd was six the family moved to Tulsa, Oklahoma. His father was killed in a work-related accident before Boyd reached the age of thirteen, and the boy was forced to quit school after the sixth grade to earn money for the family....

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Subjects: Film

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