Lloyd Vernet Bridges Jr.
January 15, 1913
San Leandro, California, U.S.
|Died||March 10, 1998 (aged 85)|
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Education||University of California, Los Angeles|
|Children||4, including Beau and Jeff Bridges|
|Relatives||Jordan Bridges (grandson)|
|Service/|| United States Coast Guard|
United States Coast Guard Auxiliary
|Battles/wars||World 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.