Ford Bond

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Ford Bond
Birth name David Ford Bond
Born (1904-10-23)October 23, 1904
Louisville, Kentucky
Died August 15, 1962(1962-08-15) (aged 57)
St. Croix, Virgin Islands
Show Kraft Music Hall
Style Announcer
Country United States

Ford Bond (October 23, 1904 – August 15, 1962)[1] 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.[2]


Ford Bond was born in Louisville, Kentucky on October 23, 1904.[1]

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.[3][4] He also was one of the NBC radio announcers of the 1934 World Series and an announcer of the 1934 Baseball All-Star Game. He also served as radio consultant for Thomas E. Dewey during Dewey's 1948 campaign for president.[5]

Bond died at St. Croix, Virgin Islands on August 15, 1962.[1]


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


  • The American Melody Hour: Christmas Program (1947) .... Announcer[6]
  • Fun At Breakfast (1946) .... Announcer[7]
  • Manhattan Merry-Go-Round (1937) .... Announcer[8]
  • Kraft Music Hall (1934) .... Announcer[7]
  • Easy Aces (1930) .... Announcer[9]



  1. ^ a b c d e Bond, Ford. "The Internet Movie Database". Retrieved 2007-12-29. 
  2. ^ Bond, Ford. "Hollywood Walk of Fame Directory". Archived from the original on 2007-12-22. Retrieved 2007-12-29. 
  3. ^ Sponsor Promotions Popular With Radio Listeners Part II
  4. ^ The Great Radio Soap Operas
  5. ^ "Our Respects To -- David Ford Bond" (PDF). Broadcasting. September 27, 1948. Retrieved 10 January 2015. 
  6. ^ "Radio Archives: Premier Collections: Christmas - On The Air!, Volume 2". Retrieved 2007-12-29. 
  7. ^ a b Goldin, J. David. "Fun At Breakfast". Retrieved 2007-12-29. 
  8. ^ Hummert, Frank and Anne. Radio Factory: The Programs and Personalities. Retrieved 2007-12-29. 
  9. ^ "Radio of Yesteryear - Easy Aces Volume One". Retrieved 2007-12-29. 

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