Fat baby Friday

by chuckofish

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I am not a royal watcher. I mean, I like them and I think Kate Middleton is lovely and such a nice change from the usual wannabee types and all, but really I don’t understand why Americans are so taken with aristocrats and European royalty.

Having said that, this picture of George, the royal baby, is just too cute. The three of them seem happy and to actually like each other, don’t you think? And isn’t that nice?

Well, fat babies aside, let us take note that earlier this week was the birthday of Ward Bond (April 9, 1903 – November 5, 1960)–character actor extraordinaire. As you know, Bond made 23 movies with John Wayne. So don’t you think you should pick one of them to watch this weekend?

Here they are in "Salute" (1929)--their first movie together. They appeared with fellow team members of the whole USC football team

Here they are in “Salute” (1929)–their first movie together. They appeared with fellow members of the USC football team.

Ward Bond is one of those actors who just turns up all the time in movies–and not always with John Wayne. He was Bert in It’s a Wonderful Life (1946) and Morgan Earp in My Darling Clementine (1946) and John L. Sullivan in Gentleman Jim (1942). He played a cop in The Grapes of Wrath (1940). He even had a substantial part in Joan of Arc (1948) with Ingrid Bergman. (Who’s idea was that?) He was in Gone With the Wind (1939) for pete’s sake! In fact, Bond appears in more  films on the American Film Institute’s 100 Greatest Movies List  than any other actor. Quite a career!

Check out a full list of his movies here.

Have a great weekend!