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Fast Facts

  • Is a descendant of American pioneer, Daniel Boone.
  • Was elected Student Body President at David Lipscomb High School.
  • Graduated magna cum laude from Columbia University in 1958.
  • In his first year as a singer, he sold over 4 million records.
  • A prolific author of Christian books, including the 1958 New York Times No. 1 Bestseller 'Twixt Twelve and Twenty.
  • Citing his strong Christian beliefs, he turned down a part opposite Marilyn Monroe, deeming it too racy.
  • Received the Israel Cultural Award in 1979.
  • Since 1977, has hosted the annual Pat Boone Golf Tournament in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
  • Longtime spokesman, national chairman and host of the Easter Seals Society Telethon, starting in 1981. 
  • Was briefly the neighbor of Ozzy Osbourne and his family; Boone later covered Osbourne's "Crazy Train" on his 1997 album In a Metal Mood: No More Mr. Nice Guy.


  • Cecil "Nick" Altman Boone — Brother
  • Linda Lee Boone — Daughter
  • Cheryl Lynn Boone — Daughter
  • Laura Gene Boone — Daughter
  • Debby Boone — Daughter
  • Archie Altman Boone — Father
  • Shirley Boone — Wife
  • Margaret Pritchard Boone — Mother
  • Judith Boone — Sister
  • Margaret Boone — Sister


  • Attended David Lipscomb College, Nashville, Tennesee, United States; attended North Texas State University, Denton, Texas, United States; Columbia University, New York, New York, United States (BA in General Studies, 1958)

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  • Birth Name: Charles Eugene Boone
  • Birth Place: Jacksonville, Florida, United States
  • Profession: Singer, Actor, Author

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