Lane Bradford

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Lane Bradford
Born John Myrtland Le Varre Jr.
(1922-08-29)August 29, 1922
Yonkers, New York, U.S.
Died June 7, 1973(1973-06-07) (aged 50)
Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.
Resting place
Occupation Actor
Years active 1940-1973
Spouse(s) Mary Catherine Schrock Bradford at the time of his death; Joan Irene Velin (1952-1965, divorced)

Lane Bradford (August 29, 1922 – June 7, 1973) was an American actor.

Bradford was born in Yonkers, New York, the son of actor John Merton (1901-1959). He was the brother of actor Robert Lavarre.


Bradford appeared in many television series and "B" western movies. On stage, he co-starred in Desperadoes' Outpost (1952), The Great Sioux Uprising (1953), Apache Warrior (1957).

In the 1950s, 1960s, and early 1970s, Bradford guest-starred in nearly all television western series. He was cast on the ABC/Warner Brothers series, Colt .45 as Pete Jesup in the 1959 episode "The Devil's Godson".[1] He also appeared on Hopalong Cassidy, The Lone Ranger (fifteen times), Buffalo Bill Jr. (six episodes), Laredo (five times), The Cisco Kid, Tales of the Texas Rangers (twice), Jefferson Drum, Johnny Ringo, The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin (five), The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp (six), Cheyenne (seven), Wagon Train (eight), The High Chaparral (twice), The Restless Gun (four), Bonanza (fourteen), one 1960 episode of Gunsmoke, and The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters and Storefront Lawyers.

Bradford guest starred on the religion anthology series, Crossroads. He made two appearances on CBS's Perry Mason, including the role of Detective Arnold Buck in the 1962 episode, "The Case of the Absent Artist."

His last appearance was on CBS's Cannon, with William Conrad.


Bradford died of a brain hemorrhage on June 7, 1973 in Honolulu, Hawaii.



  1. ^ "Colt .45". Retrieved December 22, 2012. 
  2. ^ "The Texan". Classic Television Archive. Retrieved January 31, 2013. 
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