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Hopalong Cassidy was a true hero for many children during the first half of the twentieth century. ''Time Magazine'' declared, "Boyd made Hoppy a veritable Galahad of the range, a soft spoken paragon who did not smoke, drink or kiss girls, who tried to capture the rustlers instead of shooting them, and who always let the villain draw first if gunplay was inevitable." Boyd wanted children to respect Cassidy. He hoped that children would learn good morals from the Cassidy television programs and movies. How effective Boyd was in fulfilling this dream is debatable. Nevertheless, he helped create one of the most popular television and movie characters in history. Boyd died in 1972.
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