Lloyd Bridges

Lloyd Bridges
Lloyd Bridges 1966.jpg
Lloyd Bridges in 1968
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 active1935–1998
(m. 1938)
Children4, including Beau and Jeff Bridges
RelativesJordan Bridges (grandson)
Military career
Allegiance United States
Service/branchFlag of the United States Coast Guard.svg United States Coast Guard
Flag of the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary.svg United States Coast Guard Auxiliary
Battles/warsWorld War II

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.