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