01/09/22 - posted by John Martini
The Ding Dong Daddy was a real person, a streetcar conductor, who became famous for bigamy during WWII. The man was Francis Van Wie, a 58-year-old street car conductor, aka The Car Barn Casanova, aka The Ding Dong Daddy of the D-Line. (Although he actually worked on the 22 Fillmore Line, D Line sounded better.)

A popular but fanciful song was written about him.

Here's a link to a newspaper article on him:
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