Stephen Boyd

Stephen Boyd bio

Birth Name: William Millar

Occupation: Movie Actor

Place Of Birth: Northern Ireland

Date Of Birth: July 4, 1931

Date Of Death: June 2, 1977

Cause Of Death: N/A

Ethnicity: White

Nationality: British

Stephen Boyd was born on the 4th of July, 1931. He was popular for being a Movie Actor. Screen actor who most famously played the role of Messala in the 1959 classic film, Ben Hur. He also had roles in the films Seven Waves Away (1957), Poppies Are Also Flowers (1966), and Marta (1971).

Stephen Boyd was born in Northern Ireland. He grew up in Northern Ireland with eight siblings. In his early adulthood years, he worked at travel and insurance agencies during the day and pursued a career as a theatre actor in the evenings. He was the original choice for the role of Marc Antony in the film version of Cleopatra; however, following a delay in production, Richard Burton was re-cast in the role.

Stephen Boyd was a Cancer and was born in the Silent Generation.

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Stephen Boyd was born in 1930s. The 1930s were called the Great Depression (1929-1939). It was the worst economic downturn in the history of the industrialized world. Despite the Great Depression, Hollywood and popular film production flourished. Radio was the main source of entertainment, information, and political propaganda, and jazz, blues, gospel, and folk music, became immensely popular. Discover what happened on this day.

William Millar is part of the Silent Generation, which followed after the G.I. Generation. As young adults during the McCarthy Era, many members of this generation felt it was dangerous to speak out. They were too young to see action in World War II and too old to participate in the fun of the Summer of Love.


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Stephen Boyd’s mother’s name is unknown at this time and his father’s name is under review. We will continue to update information on Stephen Boyd’s parents.

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Personal Life

Like many famous people and celebrities, Stephen Boyd kept his personal life private. Once more details are available, we will update this section.

Stephen Boyd was born in the Year of the Goat.

Fast Facts

REAL NAME: William Millar
NICKNAME: William Millar
AGE GENERATION: Silent Generation
BIRTH DAY: Saturday
DEATH DAY: Thursday



Zodiac Sign: Stephen Boyd was a Cancer. People of this zodiac sign like home-based hobbies, relaxing near or in water, helping loved ones, and dislike strangers, revealing of personal life. The strengths of this sign are being loyal, emotional, sympathetic, tenacious, persuasive, while weaknesses can be moody, pessimistic, suspicious, manipulative and insecure. The greatest overall compatibility with Cancer is Capricorn and Taurus.

Chinese Zodiac: Stephen Boyd was born in the Year of the Tiger. People born under this sign enjoy being alone with their thoughts. They're creative thinkers, economic, cautitous and appreciate the arts, they can also be indecisive.

Ruling Planet: Stephen Boyd had a ruling planet of Moon and has a ruling planet of Moon and by astrological associations Sunday is ruled by moon. The Moon represents one's nurturing and emotional instinct. People who are born with Moon as the ruling planet are sensitive, nurturing, and usually have fluctuating moods.

Stephen Boyd’s birth sign is Cancer and he had a ruling planet of Moon.

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