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Lloyd Bridges
Bridges in 1966
Lloyd Vernet Bridges Jr.

(1913-01-15)January 15, 1913
DiedMarch 10, 1998(1998-03-10) (aged 85)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
EducationUniversity of California, Los Angeles
Years active1936–1998
SpouseDorothy Bridges (m. 1938)
Children4, including Beau and Jeff
RelativesJordan Bridges (grandson)
AwardsHollywood Walk of Fame

Lloyd Vernet Bridges Jr. (January 15, 1913 – March 10, 1998) was an American film, stage and television actor who starred in a number of television series and appeared in more than 150 feature films. He was the father of four children, including the actors Beau Bridges and Jeff Bridges. He started his career as a contract performer for Columbia Pictures, appearing in films such as Sahara (1943), A Walk in the Sun (1945), Little Big Horn (1951) and High Noon (1952). On television, he starred in Sea Hunt 1958 to 1961. By the end of his career, he had re-invented himself and demonstrated a comedic talent in such parody films as Airplane! (1980), Hot Shots! (1991), and Jane Austen's Mafia! (1998). Among other honors, Bridges was a two-time Emmy Award nominee. He received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on February 1, 1994.

Early life[edit]

Bridges was born in San Leandro, California, to Harriet Evelyn (Brown) Bridges (1893–1950) and Lloyd Vernet Bridges (1887–1962), who was involved in the California hotel business and once owned a movie theater.[1] His parents were both from Kansas. Bridges graduated from Petaluma High School in 1930.[2] He then studied political science at UCLA, where he was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity.


Bridges had small uncredited roles in the films Freshman Love (1936) and Dancing Feet (1936).


Bridges made his Broadway debut in 1937 in a short-lived production of Shakespeare's Othello, starring Walter Huston and Brian Aherne; Bridges was in the Ensemble.

He appeared on stage in Suzanna and the Elders (1940). In Hollywood he had an uncredited role in Northwest Passage (1940).

Columbia Pictures and U.S. Coast Guard[edit]

In 1940, Bridges joined the stock company at Columbia Pictures at $75 a week, where he played small roles in features and short subjects.[3][4]

He could be seen in The Lone Wolf Takes a Chance (1941), They Dare Not Love (1941), Doctor's Alibi (1941), Blue Clay (1941), Our Wife (1941), and I Was a Prisoner on Devil's Island (1941). In Here Comes Mr. Jordan (1941) Bridges is the pilot of the plane in the "heaven" scene.

Bridges later reflected,

I didn't have enough maturity for a leading man. I looked too broad in the shoulders ... too much like a kid. I never could get into (Columbia studio boss) Harry Cohn's office. All the best roles went to Glenn Ford and William Holden. They just put me in these awful B-pictures, like Two Latins from Manhattan. I even did a Three Stooges short. Sometimes I'd be in two or three movies a week. It was tough sledding.[5]

He left Columbia Pictures during World War II to enlist in the United States Coast Guard. Following his discharge, he returned to acting. In later years, he was a member of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, did several public service announcements for the organization, and was made an honorary commodore. Bridges' Sea Hunt character Mike Nelson was also portrayed as a member of the Coast Guard Auxiliary and sometimes appeared in uniform. Bridges' sons, actors Beau and Jeff, also served in the Coast Guard and Coast Guard Reserve.[6]

Commodore Lloyd Bridges, U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary public service poster

Post-war career[edit]

Bridges' first lead role was in the serial Secret Agent X-9 (1945) made for Universal. That studio kept him on for Strange Confession (1945), an Inner Sanctum mystery.

Bridges had some support roles in independent films, A Walk in the Sun (1945), and Abilene Town (1946). He was in Paramount's Miss Susie Slagle's (1946) and Walter Wanger's Canyon Passage (1947). In 1947 he appeared in a small role in Cecil B. DeMille's film Unconquered.

Leading man[edit]

He returned to lead roles with Secret Service Investigator (1948) at Republic Pictures, and 16 Fathoms Deep (1948) for Monogram Pictures. Bridges had a support role in Frank Borzage's Moonrise (1948) then was the lead in Hideout (1949) for Republic.

Bridges was in a Western at Universal directed by George Sherman, Red Canyon (1949), and a short at MGM, Mr. Whitney Had a Notion (1949). He had a good role in Home of the Brave (1949). At Universal he was Howard Duff's friend in Calamity Jane and Sam Bass (1949), again for Sherman.

In Rocketship X-M (1950)

Bridges had the star role in Trapped (1949) directed by Richard Fleischer for Eagle Lion and Rocketship X-M (1950) for Lippert Pictures. He had supporting roles in Colt .45 (1951), The White Tower (1951), and The Sound of Fury (1950) (directed by Cy Endfield).


Bridges was blacklisted briefly in the 1950s[7] after he admitted to the House Un-American Activities Committee that he had once been a member of the Actors' Laboratory Theatre, a group found to have had links to the Communist Party USA. He returned to acting after recanting his membership and serving as a cooperative witness, achieving his greatest success in television.[8]

Bridges made his TV debut in 1951 with "Man's First Debt" in The Bigelow Theatre. He had starring roles in the films The Fighting Seventh (1951), Three Steps North (1951), and Richer Than the Earth (1951).

On TV he did "Rise Up and Walk" for Robert Montgomery Presents (1952) and "International Incident" for Studio One in Hollywood (1952) (the latter directed by Franklin J. Schaffner). Bridges had a supporting role in High Noon (1952).

Bridges guest starred on Suspense ("Her Last Adventure") and Schlitz Playhouse ("This Plane for Hire"), and had support roles in Plymouth Adventure (1952) and The Sabre and the Arrow (1953). Bridges returned to leads in The Tall Texan (1953) for Lippert Pictures.

Bridges was in "The Long Way Home" for Goodyear Playhouse (1953), and appeared in The Kid from Left Field (1953) and City of Bad Men (1953) for Fox. He travelled to the UK to star in The Limping Man (1953) for Cy Endfield. He returned to Broadway in Dead Pigeon (1953–54), which had a short run.

He had the lead in a horse movie, Prince of the Blue Grass (1954) and returned to England to make Third Party Risk (1954) for Hammer Films.

In Hollywood Bridges supported Joel McCrea in Wichita (1955) and had the lead in Roger Corman's low-budget Apache Woman (1955).


Bridges in Sea Hunt

On TV Bridges performed in "Broadway Trust" for Crossroads (1955), "The Dark Fleece" and "Edge of Terror" for Climax! (1955) (the latter directed by John Frankenheimer), "The Ainsley Case" for Front Row Center (1956), "Across the Dust" and "Prairie Dog Court" for Chevron Hall of Stars (1956), and "The Silent Gun" and "American Primitive" for Studio One in Hollywood (1956). He had the lead in the low budget Wetbacks (1956) and a support role in The Rainmaker (1956).

Bridges gained attention in 1956 for his emotional performance on the live anthology program The Alcoa Hour, in an episode titled "Tragedy in a Temporary Town" written by Reginald Rose and directed by Sidney Lumet.[9] During the performance, Bridges inadvertently used profanity while ad-libbing.[10] Although the slip of the tongue generated hundreds of complaints, the episode won a Robert E. Sherwood Television Award, with Bridges' slip being defended even by some members of the clergy.[10][11][12] Bridges received an Emmy Award nomination for the role.[13]

Bridges did "The Regulators" for Studio 57 (1956), "They Never Forget" for The United States Steel Hour (1957), "Ride the Wild Mare" for The Alcoa Hour (1957), "Man on the Outside" for Studio 57 (1957), "The Sound of Silence", "Figures in Clay" and "The Disappearance of Amanda Hale" for Climax!, "Heritage of Anger" (1956) and "Clash by Night" (1957) for Playhouse 90, the latter with Kim Stanley. Bridges also made several episodes of Zane Grey Theatre including "Time of Decision" (1957) and "Wire" (1958).

He supported Rory Calhoun in Ride Out for Revenge (1957) and did "A Time to Cry" on The Frank Sinatra Show (1958) and had one of his best ever cinema roles in The Goddess (1958) based on a script by Paddy Chayefsky based on the life of Marilyn Monroe; Bridges played a sportsman based on Joe di Maggio opposite Kim Stanley. He directed "Piano to Thunder Springs" for Target (1958).

Sea Hunt (1958–1961)[edit]

Bridges gained wide recognition as Mike Nelson, the main character in the television series Sea Hunt, created by Ivan Tors, which ran in syndication from 1958 to 1961. He also wrote a book with a co-author about skin-diving entitled Mask and Flippers.

Guest stars for the 1961 premiere episode of The Dick Powell Show, "Who Killed Julie Greer?". Standing, from left: Ronald Reagan, Nick Adams, Lloyd Bridges, Mickey Rooney, Edgar Bergen, Jack Carson, Ralph Bellamy, Kay Thompson, Dean Jones. Seated, from left, Carolyn Jones and Dick Powell.

Bridges did "Lepke" (1959) for Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse (1960), "Ransom" (1960) (directed by Budd Boetticher) and "Image of a Drawn Sword" (1961) for Zane Grey Theatre. He did a TV movie The Valley of Decision (1960), "Death of the Temple Bay" for The DuPont Show with June Allyson (1961), "Who Killed Julie Greer?" (1961) for The Dick Powell Theatre, "The Fortress" (1961) for Alcoa Premiere (with Fred Astaire),[14] and "The Two of Us" (1962) for Checkmate. He also did a special Marineland Carnival (1962).[15]

The Lloyd Bridges Show (1962–1963)[edit]

Bridges starred in the eponymous CBS anthology series The Lloyd Bridges Show (1962–1963) (produced by Aaron Spelling) which included appearances by his sons Beau and Jeff.[16]

Bridges followed it with "A Hero for Our Times" for Kraft Suspense Theatre (1963), "Wild Bill Hickok – the Legend and the Man" for The Great Adventure (1964), "Cannibal Plants, They Eat You Alive" for The Eleventh Hour (1964) and "Exit from a Plane in Flight" for Theater of Stars (1965).

The Loner[edit]

Bridges in The Loner

Producer Gene Roddenberry, who worked with Bridges on Sea Hunt, reportedly offered Bridges the role of Captain Kirk on Star Trek before the part went to William Shatner. In addition, he was a regular cast member in the Rod Serling western series The Loner, which lasted one season from 1965 to 1966, canceled due to ratings, despite solid reviews and several scripts by Rod Serling, over the show being too “adult” and realistic.

Bridges returned to features with Around the World Under the Sea (1966). He guest starred in "Fakeout" for Mission Impossible (1966), and did a TV movie A Case of Libel (1968).

Bridges starred in some action films, Daring Game (1968) and Attack on the Iron Coast (1968), the latter for Ivan Tors. He did "The People Next Door" for CBS Playhouse (1968).

Bridges starred in some TV movies, The Silent Gun (1969), and Silent Night, Lonely Night (1969). He had a support role in The Happy Ending (1969) directed by Richard Brooks.

Bridges returned to Broadway as a replacement for the lead in Cactus Flower (1967).


Bridges was in heavy demand for TV movies such as The Love War (1970), Lost Flight (1970), Do You Take This Stranger? (1971), A Tattered Web (1971), and The Deadly Dream (1971). He starred in a short lived series San Francisco International Airport (1970/71) and had a support role in a feature, To Find a Man (1972).[17]

Bridges had a (then) rare comedy role on Here's Lucy with "Lucy's Big Break" (1972). He continued in TV movies: Haunts of the Very Rich (1972), Trouble Comes to Town (1973), Crime Club (1973), Running Wild (1973), Death Race (1973), The Whirlwind (1974, with son Beau), and Stowaway to the Moon (1975).

Joe Forrester[edit]

Bridges starred in a short-lived Police Story spin-off Joe Forrester (1975–76).

Bridges played significant roles in several mini-series, including Roots, and How the West Was Won. He returned to TV movies: The Force of Evil (1978), Telethon (1978), The Great Wallendas (1978) and The Critical List (1978).[18][19]

Bridges had a guest part in "The Living Legend" for Battlestar Galactica (1978) and went to Australia to make Shimmering Light (1978) with Beau. He had a support part in The Fifth Musketeer (1979) starring Beau and was in Disaster on the Coastliner (1979), Bear Island (1979) and This Year's Blonde (1980) (as Johnny Hyde)


Bridges at the 61st Academy Awards in 1989

Bridges had his biggest film hit in a long time in Airplane! (1980), a spoof of disaster films. He appeared in a number of mini series such as East of Eden (1981), The Blue and the Gray (1982) and George Washington (1984). He guest starred on shows such as The Love Boat (1981), Loving (1983), and Matt Houston (1983) and continued to make TV movies like Life of the Party: The Story of Beatrice (1982), Grace Kelly (1983) and Grandpa, Will You Run with Me? (1983).

Bridges reprised his Airplane! role in Airplane II: The Sequel (1982)

Bridges starred in a short-lived series Paper Dolls (1984). For TV he appeared in Alice in Wonderland (1985), Dress Gray (1986), and North and South, Book II (1986).

He was in Weekend Warriors (1986), The Thanksgiving Promise (1986) for Disney, and The Wild Pair (1987) starring and directed by Beau. Bridges appeared with Jeff in Tucker: The Man and His Dream (1987) and was in She Was Marked for Murder (1988), for TV.

Bridges had notable supporting roles in the features Winter People (1989) and Cousins (1989). He was in the TV movie Cross of Fire (1989).[20]


Bridges starred in a short-lived series, Capital News (1990), for ABC.[21] In 1990, he had a supporting role in Joe Versus the Volcano, and portrayed Harry Helmsley in the made-for-television movie, Leona Helmsley: The Queen of Mean.

Bridges was in Shining Time Station: 'Tis a Gift (1990) then reprised his comedy career with a supporting role in Hot Shots! (1991). He starred in a TV movie In the Nick of Time (1992) and was in Honey, I Blew Up the Kid (1992), Devlin (1992), and Mr. Bluesman (1993) before reprising his old role in Hot Shots! Part Deux (1993).

Bridges did Secret Sins of the Father (1994) with son Beau (who directed), and Cinderella ... Frozen in Time (1994). His last regular TV series was Harts of the West (1993–1994).

Bridges supported son Jeff in a big budget action film Blown Away (1994). He did "Sandkings" (1995) for The Outer Limits (1995) with Beau, The Other Woman (1995), Nothing Lasts Forever (1995), and The Deliverance of Elaine (1996) and did voice work on Peter and the Wolf (1995). He had a semi-regular part on Second Noah (1996).

He received a second Emmy Award nomination four decades after the first when he was nominated in 1998 for his role as Izzy Mandelbaum on Seinfeld.

Bridges served on the advisory board of the Los Angeles Student Film Institute.[22][23]

Bridges also guest starred on Ned and Stacey.

Bridges' last roles were in Mafia! (1998) and Meeting Daddy (2000).

Personal life[edit]

Bridges and his son Beau at the 44th Emmy Awards, August 30, 1992

Bridges met his wife, Dorothy Bridges (1915-2009), (née Simpson), in his fraternity; they married in 1938 in New York City.[24] They had four children: actors Beau Bridges (born in 1941) and Jeff Bridges (born in 1949); a daughter, Lucinda Louise Bridges (born in October 1953);[25] and another son, Garrett Myles Bridges, who died of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome on August 3, 1948. Actor Jordan Bridges is Beau's son and Lloyd's grandson. Dorothy and Lloyd exchanged vows again for their 50th wedding anniversary.


On March 10, 1998, Bridges died of natural causes at the age of 85.[26]


An episode ("The Burning") in the final Seinfeld season (1998) was dedicated to the memory of Lloyd Bridges. He had played the character of Izzy Mandelbaum in the episodes "The English Patient" in 1997 and "The Blood" later the same year.

Bridges' last film, Jane Austen's Mafia!, which came out the year of his death, bears a dedication to him.

In 2011, Bridges was posthumously named as one of six recipients that year – two of whom are his sons Beau and Jeff – of the Lone Sailor Award, which honors former Coast Guard servicemen who forged successful careers as civilians.[27][28]


Year Film Role Director Notes
1936 Dancing Feet Young Man Joseph Santley uncredited
1936 Freshman Love College Boy William McGann uncredited
1937 Lost Horizon Uniformed Soldier / Officer Frank Capra uncredited
1941 I Was a Prisoner on Devil's Island Rene uncredited
1941 Harmon of Michigan Ozzie Charles Barton
1941 Harvard, Here I Come! Liarry Lew Landers uncredited
1941 Here Comes Mr. Jordan Co-pilot of Plane #22 Alexander Hall uncredited
1941 Honolulu Lu Desk Clerk Charles Barton uncredited
1941 Our Wife Taxi Driver John M. Stahl uncredited
1941 Sing for Your Supper Doc Charles Barton uncredited
1941 The Lone Wolf Takes a Chance Johnny Baker Sidney Salkow
1941 The Medico of Painted Springs Cowhand Lambert Hillyer uncredited
1941 The Royal Mounted Patrol Hap Andrews Lambert Hillyer
1941 The Son of Davy Crockett Sammy Lambert Hillyer uncredited
1941 They Dare Not Love Blonde Officer James Whale uncredited
1941 Three Girls About Town Reporter Leigh Jason uncredited
1941 Two Latins from Manhattan Tommy Curtis Charles Barton
1941 You Belong to Me Ski Patrol Wesley Ruggles uncredited
1942 Stand By All Networks Slim Terry Lew Landers uncredited
1942 Submarine Raider Submarine Engine Seaman voice, uncredited
1942 A Man's World Brown Charles Barton
1942 Alias Boston Blackie Bus Driver Lew Landers uncredited
1942 Atlantic Convoy Bert Lew Landers
1942 Blondie Goes to College Ben Dixon
1942 Cadets on Parade Reporter Lew Landers uncredited
1942 Canal Zone Recruit Baldwin Lew Landers
1942 Counter-Espionage Waiter Edward Dmytryk uncredited
1942 Daring Young Man Hans Muller Frank R. Strayer
1942 Flight Lieutenant Cadet William 'Bill' Robinson Sidney Salkow uncredited
1942 North of the Rockies Constable McDowell Lambert Hillyer
1942 Pardon My Gun Henchman uncredited
1942 Riders of the Northland Alex William Berke
1942 Shut My Big Mouth Skinny Charles Barton
1942 Sweetheart of the Fleet Sailor Charles Barton
1942 The Great Glover
1942 The Spirit of Stanford Don Farrell Charles Barton uncredited
1942 The Talk of the Town Donald Forrester George Stevens uncredited
1942 The Wife Takes a Flyer German Sergeant Richard Wallace uncredited
1942 Tramp, Tramp, Tramp Guard Charles Barton uncredited
1942 Underground Agent Chemist Michael Gordon uncredited
1942 West of Tombstone Martin Howard Bretherton uncredited
1943 A Rookie's Cookie
1943 City Without Men Coast Guard Helmsman Sidney Salkow uncredited
1943 Commandos Strike at Dawn Young German Soldier John Farrow uncredited
1943 Crime Doctor's Strangest Case Jimmy Trotter Eugene Forde
1943 Destroyer 2nd Fireman William A. Seiter uncredited
1943 Hail to the Rangers Dave Kerlin William Berke
1943 His Wedding Scare Train Conductor Charlie, Susie's 1st Husband short
1943 One Dangerous Night Airline Gate Attendant Michael Gordon uncredited
1943 Passport to Suez Fritz Andre de Toth
1943 Sahara Fred Clarkson Zoltán Korda
1943 The Heat's On Andy Walker Gregory Ratoff
1943 There's Something About a Soldier Alfred E. Green
1943 They Stooge to Conga Telephone Customer #2 Del Lord short (uncredited)
1944 Riding West Larry uncredited
1944 Louisiana Hayride Montague Price Charles Barton
1944 Once Upon a Time Aviator Captain Alexander Hall uncredited
1944 Saddle Leather Law Paul Edwards Benjamin H. Kline
1944 She's a Soldier Too Charles Jones William Castle
1944 The Master Race Frank Herbert Biberman
1945 A Walk in the Sun Sgt. Ward Lewis Milestone
1945 Secret Agent X-9 Phil Corrigan Ray Taylor Secret Agent X-9
1945 Strange Confession Dave John Hoffman
1946 Abilene Town Henry Dreiser Edwin L. Marin
1946 Canyon Passage Johnny Steele Jacques Tourneur
1946 Miss Susie Slagle's Silas Holmes John Berry
1947 Ramrod Red Cates Andre de Toth
1947 The Trouble with Women Avery Wilson Sidney Lanfield
1947 Thunderbolt! Pilot voice
1947 Unconquered Lt. Hutchins Cecil B. DeMille
1948 16 Fathoms Deep Ray Douglas Irving Allen
1948 Moonrise Jerry Sykes Frank Borzage
1948 Secret Service Investigator Steve Mallory / Dan Redfern R. G. Springsteen
1949 Calamity Jane and Sam Bass Joel Collins George Sherman
1949 Hideout George Browning Philip Ford
1949 Home of the Brave Finch Mark Robson
1949 Mr. Whitney Had a Notion Eli Whitney short
1949 Red Canyon Virgil Cordt George Sherman
1949 Trapped Tris Stewart Richard Fleischer
1950 Colt .45 Paul Donovan Edwin L. Marin
1950 Rocketship X-M Col. Floyd Graham Kurt Neumann
1950 The Sound of Fury Jerry Slocum Cy Endfield
1950 The White Tower Mr. Hein Ted Tetzlaff
1951 Little Big Horn Capt. Phillip Donlin Charles Marquis Warren
1951 The Whistle at Eaton Falls Brad Adams Robert Siodmak
1951 Three Steps North Frank Keeler W. Lee Wilder
1952 High Noon Deputy Marshal Harvey Pell Fred Zinnemann
1952 Plymouth Adventure Coppin Clarence Brown
1953 City of Bad Men Gar Stanton Harmon Jones
1953 Last of the Comanches Jim Starbuck Andre de Toth
1953 The Kid from Left Field Pete Haines Harmon Jones
1953 The Limping Man Frank Prior Cy Endfield
1953 The Tall Texan Ben Trask Elmo Williams
1954 Pride of the Blue Grass Jim William Beaudine
1954 Third Party Risk Philip Graham Daniel Birt
1955 Apache Woman Rex Moffett Roger Corman
1955 Wichita Gyp Clements Jacques Tourneur
1956 The Rainmaker Noah Curry Joseph Anthony
1956 Wetbacks Jim Benson Hank McCune
1957 Ride Out for Revenge Capt. George Bernard Girard
1958 The Goddess Dutch Seymour John Cromwell
1962 A Pair of Boots Otis / Adam Shepherd / Sen. Guthrie / Jonathan Tatum / Various characters
1962 My Daddy Can Lick Your Daddy
1966 Around the World Under the Sea Dr. Doug Standish Andrew Marton
1966 The World of Inner Space
1967 Wonderful World of Wheels
1968 Attack on the Iron Coast Major Jamie Wilson Paul Wendkos
1968 Daring Game Vic Powers László Benedek
1969 Lost Flight Captain Steve Bannerman Leonard J. Horn
1969 The Happy Ending Sam Richard Brooks
1970 The Love War Kyle George McCowan
1971 The Deadly Dream Dr. Jim Hanley Alf Kjellin
1972 Haunts of the Very Rich Dave Woodrough Paul Wendkos
1972 Scuba
1972 To Find a Man Frank McCarthy Buzz Kulik
1973 Death Race Hans Pimler David Lowell Rich
1973 Running Wild Jeff Methune
1979 Bear Island Smithy Don Sharp
1979 The Fifth Musketeer Aramis Ken Annakin
1980 Airplane! Steve McCroskey
1982 Airplane II: The Sequel Steve McCroskey Ken Finkleman
1986 The Thanksgiving Promise Stewart Larson Beau Bridges
1986 Weekend Warriors Col. Archer Bert Convy
1987 I Am Joe's Heart Joe's Heart (voice) short
1987 The Wild Pair Col. Heser Beau Bridges
1988 Tucker: The Man and His Dream Sen. Homer Ferguson Francis Ford Coppola uncredited
1989 Cousins Vince Joel Schumacher
1989 Winter People William Wright Ted Kotcheff
1990 Joe Versus the Volcano Graynamore John Patrick Shanley
1991 Hot Shots! Adm. Thomas 'Tug' Benson Jim Abrahams
1992 Earth and the American Dream
1992 Honey, I Blew Up the Kid Clifford Sterling Randal Kleiser
1993 Hot Shots! Part Deux Tug Benson Jim Abrahams
1993 Mr. Bluesman Bronski
1994 Blown Away Max O'Bannon with son Jeff Bridges Stephen Hopkins
1995 Peter and the Wolf Grandfather George DaughertyJean Flynn
1998 Jane Austen's Mafia! Vincenzo Cortino Jim Abrahams Released posthumously
2000 Meeting Daddy Mr. Branson Peter Gould filmed in 1997; released posthumously
2002 From Russia to Hollywood: The 100-Year Odyssey of Chekhov and Shdanoff Himself scenes filmed in the 1990s

Television work[edit]


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Further reading[edit]

  • Mask and Flippers (1960) (non-fiction) by Lloyd Bridges and Bill Barada, 196 pp. Chilton Company

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