Clayton Moore, the masked man who rode to fame as "The Lone Ranger" atop his steed Silver, is getting the boot. But in a good way.

Moore, who starred as a good guy in the TV series that aired on ABC from 1949 to 1957, will be honored with a Golden Boot Award. It is given to actors and others who have furthered the tradition of the Western on the big and small screen.Moore, 84, said he never felt pigeonholed by the role. He took his gunslinging act around the nation, handing out the Lone Ranger Creed and silver bullets during 200 shows a year.

Also being honored by the Golden Boot Awards organization Aug. 15 are Harry Morgan, Frankie Laine, Adrian Booth Brian, Dean Smith, Patrick Wayne, David Keith, Robert Carradine and John Mantley. Barbara Stanwyck will be honored posthumously with the award.