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What was Hopalong Cassidy's real name?

Question #134401. Asked by alexis722.
Last updated Jan 20 2014.
Originally posted Jan 20 2014 1:30 PM.

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Jan 20 2014, 1:38 PM
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Although the character of Hopalong Cassidy was presumably not baptised with that first name, his real name, or the reason he got that nickname, does not seem to have been explained. Boyd of course is the actor who portrayed the fictional Cassidy.
link https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hopalong_Cassidy

Jan 20 2014, 4:29 PM
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Actually, the nickname given to Bill Cassidy was explained in the first movie: he was shot in the leg. From the Wiki link above:

"In the first film, Hopalong Cassidy (then spelled "Hop-along") got his name after being shot in the leg."

Jan 20 2014, 4:58 PM
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