American singer, actor, and composer Patrick Charles Eugene Boone was born on June 1, 1934. In the 1950s and 1960s, he was a top pop vocalist in the United States. He was in over 12 Hollywood films and had over 38 Top 40 singles, selling over 45 million albums.
Pat Boone Net Worth
Pat Boone has a net worth of $50 million and is famous as a singer, composer, actor, author, and TV personality. During the 1950s and 1960s, Pat Boone enjoyed massive success as a music artist. In addition to his acting career, he was known for hosting “The Pat Boone Chevy Showroom,” a variety show on ABC, and for appearing in a number of films.
After becoming a conservative political analyst in the 1970s, Boone shifted his focus to Christian principles and gospel music. He earned more than 45 million dollars from his record sales alone. Thirty-eight of his songs charted in the top 40. In the early ’70s, Boone also established the record company Lion & Lamb Records.
Pat Boone Early Years and Schooling
Pat Boone was born to parents Archie and Margaret on June 1, 1934, in Jacksonville, Florida. His younger sibling, Cecil, is a pop singer. Boone moved to Nashville, Tennessee, with his family when he was two years old, and he grew up there.
He attended and graduated from David Lipscomb High in 1952. After graduating with a magna cum laude from Columbia University in 1958, Boone went on to earn degrees from David Lipscomb College, Lipscomb University, and North Texas State University.
Pat Boone Success Stories
In Nashville’s Centennial Park, Boone gave his first public performance. He began recording in 1953, and his first big hit came in 1955 with a cover of Fats Domino’s “Ain’t That a Shame.”
Boone’s commercial success persisted even when he covered songs originally performed by black musicians. A number of his late 1950s cover versions, including “Tra La La-a,” “Two Hearts Two Kisses,” “I Almost Lost My Mind,” “Tutti Frutti,” “Long Tall Sally,” and “Don’t Forbid Me,” were chart toppers.
Pat Boone Author
In 1958, Boone’s “Twixt Twelve and Twenty: Pat Talks to Teenagers” became the best-selling book of its year. Over the next sixty years, he wrote and published a large number of publications, the vast majority of which were Christian in nature. There’s “A Miracle Saved My Family,” “Joy!,” “Pray to Win,” “Jesus is Alive,” together with “Pat Boone Devotional Book.”
Pat Boone Religion
Boone is a devout Christian who was raised in the Church of Christ. He advocated for school prayer at a massive conservative demonstration in Los Angeles in 1964. In the early 1970s, Boone played host to a number of celebrity Bible studies.
Pat Boone Private Matters
Shirley Lee Foley was the daughter of country music legend Red Foley and vocalist Judy Martin when Boone wed her in 1953 when they were both just 19 years old. They raised four girls together, all of whom bore the names Cheryl, Linda, Deborah, and Laura. Foley died in 2019 at the age of 84.
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