People, Apr. 29, 1974

He was perhaps the first cowboy with discriminating tastes—Keats' poetry, Chateau Haut-Brion and Ming porcelain competing with his gun for his affections. He was called Paladin, and between 1957 and 1964 Actor Richard Boone made him one of television's most popular heroes, bringing home to CBS a tidy profit of $14 million plus millions more for his patented outfit: black hat, black pants, black shirt and a calling card that read "Have Gun, Will Travel. Wire Paladin, San Francisco." One viewer, however, thought he must be seeing his double. Rhode Island Cowboy Victor...

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