|Ward Bond Quick Info|
|Height||6 ft 2 in|
|Date of Birth||April 9, 1903|
|Date of Death||November 5, 1960|
Ward Bond was an American actor and radio personality who was cast in numerous films including Salute, Born Reckless, High Speed, Hello Trouble, Rackety Rax, Sundown Rider, Obey the Law, State Trooper, Unknown Valley, When Strangers Marry, Black Fury, The Wrecker, Police Car 17, The Fighting Code, Frontier Marshal, The Poor Rich, The Fighting Ranger, The Crime of Helen Stanley, Voice in the Night, The Most Precious Thing in Life, Here Comes the Groom, A Man’s Game, The Circus Clown, The Defense Rests, The Human Side, Girl in Danger, Men of the Night, Devil Dogs of the Air, The Headline Woman, The Crimson Trail, Fighting Shadows, Murder in the Fleet, Justice of the Range, She Gets Her Man, His Night Out, The Last Days of Pompeii, Guard That Girl, Western Courage, Too Tough to Kill, Hitch Hike Lady, Muss ‘Em Up, The Leathernecks Have Landed, Pride of the Marines, Avenging Waters, The Cattle Thief, The Man Who Lived Twice, Without Orders, Legion of Terror, Devil’s Playground, Park Avenue Logger, A Fight to the Finish, Escape by Night, My Darling Clementine, They Came to Blow Up America, Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye, Joan of Arc, and others. In addition to that, he was also known for his television roles like playing Major Seth Adams in the Western series Wagon Train and Harvey Kendall in the anthology drama series Cavalcade of America.
Wardell Edwin Bond
He was born on April 9, 1903.
On November 5, 1960, Ward Bond died at the age of 57 after suffering a massive heart attack while at a hotel in Dallas, Texas, United States.
Benkelman, Dundy County, Nebraska, United States
Ward Bond attended East High School, a historical public high school located in the City Park neighborhood on the east side of Denver, Colorado. He also studied at the Colorado School of Mines.
He enrolled at the University of Southern California and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering in 1931. During his time at the University of Southern California, he played football on the same team with future USC coach Jess Hill and was a starting lineman on USC’s first national championship team in 1928.
Actor, Radio Personality
- Father – John W. Bond
- Mother – Mabel L. Bond
- Siblings – Bernice Bond
According to CelebrityNetWorth.com, his net worth was $5 Million at the time of his death.
6 ft 2 in or 188 cm
90 kg or 198.5 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Ward Bond had dated –
- Doris Sellers Childs (1936-1944) – He got married to Doris Sellers Childs in the year 1936. The marriage ended in divorce in 1944.
- Mary Louise May (1954-1960) – He married his 2nd wife in 1954 and they remained together until his death in 1960.
Race / Ethnicity
Salt and pepper
- Was frequently cast as a policeman, soldier, sailor, or cowboy
- Gruff resonant voice
Ward Bond was cast in a TV commercial for Ford Edsel in 1958.
Ward Bond Favorite Things
- Some Of Ward Bond’s Favorite Activities To Do Alongside John Wayne In Their Youth – Going to bars, getting drunk, and starting fights
Source – IMDb
Ward Bond Facts
- Until 1919, he lived with his family in Benkelman in Dundy County, Nebraska. They then relocated to Denver, Colorado.
- He struggled with epilepsy.
- On February 8, 1960, Ward Bond received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6933 Hollywood Boulevard.
- He was cast in 13 films that were nominated for the Academy Award for “Best Picture”.
- Ward Bond was inducted into the Western Performers Hall of Fame at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City in 2001.
- He was lifelong friends with actor John Wayne.
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