Lloyd Vernet Bridges Jr. was an American film, stage and television actor. He appeared in more than 150 feature films. Bridges was a two-time Emmy Award nominee. He received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on February 1, 1994.
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Lloyd Vernet Bridges Jr. was an American film, stage and television actor. He appeared in more than 150 feature films. Bridges was a two-time Emmy Award nominee. He received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on February 1, 1994. He was the father of four children, including the actors Beau Bridges and Jeff Bridges. 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 also appeared on stage in Suzanna and the Elders. In Hollywood he had an uncredited role in Northwest Passage. In 1940, Bridges joined the stock company at Columbia Pictures at USD 75 a week, where he played small roles in features and short subjects. He left Columbia Pictures during World War II to enlist in the United States Coast Guard. He returned to acting after recanting his membership in the Communist party and serving as a cooperative witness. He made his TV debut in 1951 with The First Debt in First Debt. He died in Los Angeles, California, on February 2, 2013. He is survived by his wife, Harriet Evelyn Bridges, and his four children. He had a son, Beau Bridges, who is also an actor, and a son-in-law, Jeff Bridges who is an actor and a former U.S. Coast Guard reservist. Bridges was blacklisted briefly in the 1950s after he admitted to the House Un-American Activities Committee that he had once been a member of the Actors’ Laboratory Theatre, a group that he found to have links to the Communist Party.
His son, Jeff, also served in the Coast Guard and Coast Guard Reserve, and was made an honorary commodore in the Auxiliary. In Here Comes Mr. Jordan Bridges is the pilot of the plane in the \”heaven\” scene in the film. 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. 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. Bridges returned to lead roles with Secret Service Investigator at Republic Pictures, and 16 Fathoms Deep for Monogram Pictures. Bridges had a support role in Moonrise then was the lead in Hideout for Republic. In 1947 he appeared in a small role in Cecil B. DeMille’s film Unconquered. He had the star role in Cality Jane and Sam Sam Bass for Universal Pictures. At Universal he was Howard Duffam’s friend in Trapped for Lion and Lion Lion. He played Colt 45 in The White Tower and The Sound of Fury for Colt 45.