William 'Stage' Boyd, he was a Broadway stage actor that appeared in a few movies; he died in 1935, and that same year, another "William Boyd" appeared in the title role of the movie "Hop-a-long Cassidy", and that William Boyd went on to huge success as "Hopalong Cassidy", and later the William Boyd who appeared in the movie became known as "William 'Stage' Boyd", as a way to distinguish him from the Hopalong Cassidy actor, but of course, that nickname was never used during his lifetime!
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