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Dorothy Simpson (1938 - 10 March 1998) (his death); 3 children
(1936) B.A. from U.C. Berkeley.
Father of Beau Bridges and Jeff Bridges.
Father of 'Cindy Bridges'.
Grandfather of Casey Bridges, Jordan Bridges, Dylan Bridges and Emily Bridges
Was considered for the role of Captain Kirk on "Star Trek" (1966).
Biography from Leonard Maltin's Movie Encyclopedia:
This virile, blond, squinty-eyed actor established himself as the swimming star of TV's "Sea Hunt" (1957-61), but his small-screen success is only part of a lengthy career. As a young man the California-born Bridges worked his way across country playing stock, making a Broadway debut in a 1939 production of "Othello." He came to Hollywood in 1941 as a Columbia contract player; like all others who labored at that studio during the 1940s he appeared in B Westerns, serials, and comedy shorts (including some with The Three Stooges). Bridges won his first leading role in the routine She's a Soldier Too (1944), and took the lead in Secret Agent X-9 (1945), a Universal serial. Still not a top star, he did at least get bigger pictures: A Walk in the Sun (1945), Canyon Passage (1946), Unconquered (1947), Moonrise (1948), and Home of the Brave (1949), among others. He played the hero in an aquatic adventure, 16 Fathoms Deep (1948), but lost top-billing to heavy Lon Chaney, Jr. Rocket Ship X-M (1950) saw Bridges in number-one position on the credits, although he still played supporting rolesmost memorably as a traitorous deputy sheriff to Gary Cooper in High Noon (1952).
Although Bridges admitted he'd once been a member of the Communist Party during the House Un-American Activities Committee hearings, he wasn't blacklisted outright, and continued to work (albeit in minor movies) throughout the 1950s. "Sea Hunt" and "The Lloyd Bridges Show" (1962-63) made him familiar to TV audiences, and while he continued to appear in films, it took a wild and woolly role in the smash comedy Airplane! (1980), and its 1982 sequel, to revitalize his career. Since then he's appeared in Weekend Warriors (1986), Tucker: The Man and His Dream (in an unbilled cameo supporting son Jeff), Cousins (both 1989, playing a lusty senior), Joe Versus the Volcano (1990), Hot Shots! (1991, in an Airplane-type role as a dotty Naval commander), Honey, I Blew Up the Kid (1992), and Hot Shots! Part Deux (1993).
A prolific TV actor, Bridges has done many made-fors and episodic work, and has starred or costarred in a number of short-lived series, including "The Loner" (1965-66), "San Francisco International Airport" (1970-71), "Joe Forrester" (1975-76), "Paper Dolls" (1984), and "Capital News" (1990). His sons Jeff and Beau are both accomplished actors. In 1993 he accepted a costarring role with Beau in the TV series "Harts of the West."