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Another Nebraska Icon!

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Less than 100 miles from The FF inNorth Platte, NE was the birthplace of one of America's greatest actors:

 

Ward Bond,

 

Born in Benkelman, NE., in 1903, he was one of Americas most respected, talented and awarded actors.  He was part of more Academy Award winning movies than any actor in history.

 

Many of us remember him as The Wagon Master in Wagon Train, but he did much more in life.  He played football with his pal, John Wayne, and was a politically conservative person.

 

I have plans to visit Benkelman and salute this wonderful American Icon.

 

Thank-you, Ward Bond, for the entertainment you provided us, even after your death in 1960!

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  • Re: Another Nebraska Icon!
    madmax Gold 7 Reviews
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    jerrycoin I had to laugh when I read your post...when I was traveling with my parents on the way home from visiting relatives in California, Lee Marvin was on the escalator opposite us. When I saw him (in my defense I was only 12) I blurted out "THERE'S WARD BOND!!!". The look on Mr. Marvin's face was classic...and my dad's expression wasn't much better .  I loved watching movies with him and many other icons of that era. Thanks for the reminder of an awkward but funny moment in my life. max

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