Pat Boone is a multi-talented American. He belongs to that old yet glorious generation of elders who went through hard times and struggled to make them better, in sharp contrast of todays times. Pat worked as a singer, actor, composer, writer and a television personality. He also spent some time in motivational speaking. In the 50s and 60s he was a successful singer with more than 40 million records sold. He has also appeared more than 10 Hollywood films and his pop singing was admired by millions throughout the US.
Patrick Charles Eugene Boone was born on June 1, 1934 in Florida, US. He was raised in Tennessee by his parents. Boone has claimed to be heir of American pioneer Daniel Boone. He graduated from Columbia University in 1958 and focused on his music career seriously.
It was 1953 when he married Shirley Lee Foley. The couple had four daughters together. Shirley was also an artist though not as successful as him. The couple stayed together for decades till 2019 when Shirley died of vasculitis.
Billboard magazine stated that Boone was the biggest charting artist of the 1950s just after Elvis Presley. He made in many lists of successful artists. Pat Boone held the record of spending 220 consecutive weeks on the charts with one or more songs until 2010s.
Pat Boone’s TV career started when he was 23 years old. He hosted a half hour ABC variety television series by the name The Pat Boone Chevy Showroom. The show had 115 episodes between 1957 and 1960. Many notable personalities appeared on his show.
Pat Boone Books
Another proof of his multi-talented personality is his writing. As stated earlier that the period after 1950 was exceptionally bountiful for Boone not only in music but also elsewhere. In 50s he wrote the bestseller Twixt Twelve and Twenty, Prentice-Hall. His other books include Questions About God, A New Song, The Culture-Wise Family, Pat Boone’s America: 50 Years among others.
Pat Boone Religion
In the beginning, Boone was not a religious man. Due to his habits of drinking and partying, his marriage nearly came to an end. It was his wife who influenced him towards religion. Later Boone became a staunch religious activist and played his role in Project Prayer movement to make law about mandatory school prayers. Later on, he occasionally held Bible studies for friends and became a frequent churchgoer.
Pat Boone Net-worth
Pat Boone is a renowned American singer, actor and writer. As of 2021, Boone’s net-worth stands around $50 million. The veteran actor has earned his wealth mostly from his successful pop singing career in the 50s and 60s. He owes much of it to his more than 40 million sold albums and the fact that he had 38 of the 40 hits.
The 87- year- old veteran actor has lived for more than 50 years in his Beverly Hills mansion, worth millions. Owing to his not much public appearance now, some people thought him to be dead but this is not so. Pat Boone is very much alive. It is so that he is so much grieved on the death of his wife of 65 years. In an interview he even said that he is ready for the end himself.
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