Ward Bond

Ward Bond

actor, soundtrack

Ward Bond was born on Apr 09, 1903 in USA. Ward Bond's big-screen debut came with Noah's Ark directed by Michael Curtiz in 1928, strarring Flood Extra (uncredited). Ward Bond is known for Rio Bravo directed by Howard Hawks, John Wayne stars as Sheriff John T. Chance and Dean Martin as Dude ('Borrachón'). The most recent award Ward Bond achieved is Walk of Fame. The upcoming new movie Ward Bond plays is Rio Bravo which will be released on Apr 04, 1959.

Gruff, burly American character actor. Born in 1903 in Benkelman, Nebraska (confirmed by Social Security records; sources stating 1905 or Denver, Colorado are in error.) Bond grew up in Denver, the son of a lumberyard worker. He attended the University of Southern California, where he got work as an extra through a football teammate who would become both his best friend and one of cinema's biggest stars: John Wayne. Director John Ford promoted Bond from extra to supporting player in the film Salute (1929), and became another fast friend. An arrogant man of little tact, yet fun-loving in the extreme, Bond was either loved or hated by all who knew him. His face and personality fit perfectly into almost any type of film, and he appeared in hundreds of pictures in his more than 30-year career, in both bit parts and major supporting roles. In the films of Wayne and Ford, particularly, he was nearly always present. Among his most memorable roles are John L. Sullivan in Gentleman Jim (1942), Det. Tom Polhaus in Le faucon maltais (1941) and the Rev. Capt. Samuel Johnson Clayton La prisonnière du désert (1956). An ardent but anti-intellectual patriot, he was perhaps the most vehement proponent, among the Hollywood community, of blacklisting in the witch hunts of the 1950s, and he served as a most unforgiving president of the ultra-right-wing Motion Picture Alliance for the Preservation of American Ideals. In the mid-'50s he gained his greatest fame as the star of TV's La grande caravane (1957). During its production, Bond traveled to Dallas, Texas, to attend a football game and died there in his hotel room of a massive heart attack.

  • Birthday

    Apr 09, 1903
  • Place of Birth

    Benkelman, Nebraska, USA

Known For


1 wins & 0 nominations

Walk of Fame
Winner - Star on the Walk of Fame

Movies & TV Shows

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