True Eames Boardman

True Eames Boardman (born William True Boardman Jr., October 25, 1909, Seattle, Washington July 28, 2003, Pebble Beach, California) was an American actor and scriptwriter.

True Eames Boardman
William True Boardman Jr.

(1909-10-25)October 25, 1909
DiedJuly 28, 2003(2003-07-28) (aged 93)
Other namesTrue Boardman
OccupationActor, scriptwriter
Years active1912–1974
Thelma Boardman
(m. 1935; died 1978)

Kathleen Gilmour
(m. 1982; died 2003)

Boardman was the only child of actress Virginia Eames and action-adventure star True Boardman.[1] He began acting in 1912 and had acted in six films by the age of 10.


Boardman was a writer for Silver Theater, a dramatic anthology series on CBS in the 1930s and 1940s.[2] On May 21 and May 28, 1939, he also appeared as an actor on the program, starring with Helen Hayes in "Crossroads for Two," a two-part drama.[3]


He is the grandfather of Lisa Gerritsen.

Selected filmography

As a writer

As an actor

  • Broncho Billy's Heart (1912)
  • The Reward for Broncho Billy (1912)
  • Broncho Billy Reforms (1913)
  • Snakeville's Fire Brigade (1914)
  • The Conquest of Man (1914)
  • Sophie's Birthday Party (1914)
  • The Hazards of Helen (1914)
  • The Flirt (1922)
  • Dan August


  1. "True Boardman, 94; Child Actor, Scriptwriter - Los Angeles Times". 2003-08-03. Retrieved 2014-03-30.
  2. Dunning, John (1998). On the Air: The Encyclopedia of Old-Time Radio (Revised ed.). New York, NY: Oxford University Press. pp. 615–616. ISBN 978-0-19-507678-3. Retrieved 2019-10-22.
  3. "Boardman to Act with Helen Hayes". Belvidere Daily Republican. May 20, 1939. p. 5. Retrieved March 31, 2015 via


  • Holmstrom, John. The Moving Picture Boy: An International Encyclopaedia from 1895 to 1995, Norwich, Michael Russell, 1996, pp. 40 – 41.
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