Lloyd Bridges Biography, Life, Interesting Facts

Actor

Lloyd Bridges

Birthday :

January 15, 1913

Died On :

March 10, 1998

Also Known For :

Movie Actor, Television Actor

Birth Place :

San Leandro, California, United States

Zodiac Sign :

Capricorn


Lloyd Bridges was born on January 15, 1913, in San Leandro, California, USA.

Education

Lloyd Bridges enrolled in and attended the University of California, Los Angeles. While he was at the school, he studied law, only to find that it bored him. Once he realized he wouldn’t be happy in a career in law, he decided to go into acting instead. He did stay until he graduated, though. After graduation, he put his heart and soul into acting, leaving his normal life behind forever.

Early Acting Career

Lloyd Bridges earned his first credited role in 1941 in the movie; The Lone Wolf Takes a Chance. He signed on with Columbia Pictures. For the next decade, Bridges worked on mostly B-rated movies with the company. Some of his early movies are listed below.

Harmon of Michigan

Two Latins from Manhattan

The Royal Mounted Patrol

A Man’s World

Secret Agent X-9

Little Big Horn

In the 1950’s, Lloyd Bridges’ job prospects were cut in half as he was blacklisted from Hollywood for being associated with the communists. In the late 1950’s, he had his named cleared and was able to act again. This time around, Lloyd Bridges was able to land larger roles than he had gotten in the 1940’s.

Late Acting Career

In the late 1950’s Lloyd Bridges had his big break. He starred in the show Sea Hunt. He stared into the show for four years. Afterward, he continued to work on several other television shows and movies. He worked mostly in the roles of old men trying to find adventure in their lives. Some of his most famous shows and movies are listed below.

Th Lloyd Bridges Show

The Loner

Oe Forrester

How the West Was Won

Airplane!

Paper Dolls

Harts of the Wes

Lloyd Bridges won the Golden Boot Award in 1996. He was also nominated for several other awards, which are listed below.

Primetime Emmy for Best Single Performance by an Actor (The Alcoa Hour)

Golden Apple for Male Star of the Year (1975)

Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series (Seinfeld)

Online Film & Television Association for Best Guest Actor in a Comedy Series (Seinfeld)

Lloyd Bridges was awarded a star on the Walk of Fame in 1994.

Family Life

Lloyd Bridges married his first and only wife, Dorothy Simpson, when he was 25 years old, in 1938. He has three sons: Garrett, Beau, and Jeff. Sadly, Garrett died when he was an infant. Both of his surviving sons also grew up to be actors. He even worked with Jeff in a movie Tucker: The Man and His Dream. He also worked on one of Beau’s shows, Harts of the West. 

Lloyd Bridges also had one daughter, Lucinda. Lloyd’s grandson, Jordan Bridges, is also an actor. Lloyd Bridges stayed married to his wife until his death. He also remained close to his sons for his entire life.

Death

Lloyd Bridges died of natural causes on March 10, 1998, in Los Angeles, California, USA. He was 85 years old when he passed away.


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