Ford Bond

Infobox Radio Presenter
name = Ford Bond


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birthplace = Louisville, Kentucky
deathdate = death date and age |1962|8|15|1904|10|23
deathplace = St. Croix, Virgin Islands
show = Kraft Music Hall
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Ford Bond (October 23 1904 - August 15 1962)cite web
last = Bond
first = Ford
title = The Internet Movie Database
url=http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1443263
accessdate = 2007-12-29
] was an American radio personality.

He was the announcer for several popular radio shows in the 1930s and 1940s, earning him a spot on the "This is Your Life" television show.

For his work on radio, Bond has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6706 Hollywood Blvd.cite web
last = Bond
first = Ford
title = Hollywood Walk of Fame Directory
url=http://www.hollywoodchamber.net/icons/walk_directory.asp
accessdate = 2007-12-29
]

Biography

Ford Bond was born in Louisville, Kentucky on October 23 1904.

For twenty years in the 1930s and 1940s, he was the announcer for several radio soap operas and other shows, including the advertising voice for a sponsor's product called Bab-O. [http://www.old-time.com/commercials/OTR/Radio%20Premiums.htm Sponsor Promotions Popular With Radio Listeners Part II] ] [http://www.old-time.com/soaps/index.html The Great Radio Soap Operas] ] He also was one of the NBC radio announcers of the 1934 World Series and an announcer of the 1934 Baseball All-Star Game.

Bond died at St. Croix, Virgin Islands on August 15 1962.

Appearances

"This is a partial list of Bond's appearances on radio and television."

Radio

*"The American Melody Hour: Christmas Program" (1947) .... Announcercite web
last =
first =
title = Radio Archives: Premier Collections: Christmas - On The Air!, Volume 2
url=http://www.radioarchives.org/sets/PC11.htm
accessdate = 2007-12-29
]
*"Fun At Breakfast" (1946) .... Announcercite web
last = Goldin
first = J. David
title = Fun At Breakfast
url=http://www.radiogoldindex.com/cgi-local/p2.cgi?ProgramName=Fun+At+Breakfast
accessdate = 2007-12-29
]
*"Manhattan Merry-Go-Round" (1937) .... Announcercite web
last = Hummert
first = Frank and Anne
title = Radio Factory: The Programs and Personalities
url=http://books.google.com/books?id=UJP2VwJf9icC&pg=PA57&lpg=PA57&dq=%22ford+bond%22+radio&source=web&ots=6BZE6RDqKQ&sig=3on4DoiNcuq-yarKbDvFTUqubyI
accessdate = 2007-12-29
]
*"Kraft Music Hall" (1934) .... Announcercite web
last = Haendiges
first = Jerry
title = Vintage Radio Logs
url=http://www.otrsite.com/logs/logk1005.htm
accessdate = 2007-12-29
]
*"Easy Aces" (1930) .... Announcercite web
last =
first =
title = Radio of Yesteryear - Easy Aces Volume One
url=http://www.originaloldradio.com/easy_aces.html
accessdate = 2007-12-29
]

Television

*"This Is Your Life" (1954) .... Himself
*"Cities Service Band of America" (1949) .... Announcer

References

External links

*imdb name|id=1443263|name=Ford Bond

Persondata
NAME = Bond, Ford
ALTERNATIVE NAMES =
SHORT DESCRIPTION = American radio announcer
DATE OF BIRTH = October 23 1904
PLACE OF BIRTH = Louisville, Kentucky, USA
DATE OF DEATH = August 15 1962
PLACE OF DEATH = St. Croix, Virgin Islands


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