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Also Known As: Died: March 10, 1998
Born: January 15, 1913 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: San Leandro, California, USA Profession: Cast ...
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1935:
Joined the touring production of "The Taming of the Shrew" after graduation; when show reached New York Bridges stayed
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Taught acting at a private school in Darien, CT and worked at night for United Parcel Service
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Worked for a time for the American Foundation for the Blind making recordings of plays, novels and poetry
1937:
Co-founded the Off-Broadway company, The Playroom Club
1940:
Offered a film contract by Columbia executive Sidney Buchman who saw him performing in Ossining theater; signed to seven-year contract
1941:
Film acting debut in "The Lone Wolf Takes a Chance"
1944:
Ended contract with Columbia; began free-lancing
1948:
Played first leading role in a feature, "Secret Service Investigator"
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Testified as a "friendly witness" at the infamous HUAC hearings which resulted in the blacklists of the late 1940s and 50s
1956:
Replaced Franchot Tone in his Broadway debut, "Oh Men! Oh Women!"
1957:
Starred as Mike Nelson on the syndicated TV adventure series, "Sea Hunt"
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Returned to Broadway to play Iago in a 1950s adaptation of "Othello"
1958:
Last film for eight years, "The Goddess"
1962:
Cast as Adam Sheppard on the TV anthology series, "The Lloyd Bridges Show"; sons Beau and Jeff occasionally performed on the show
1965:
Cast in the lead role of William Colton on the CBS Western series, "The Loner"
1966:
Returned to feature films with "Around the World Under the Sea"
1967:
Returned to Broadway in the comedy, "Cactus Flower"
1968:
Starred in first TV-movie, "The People Next Door"
1970:
Cast on the short-lived NBC series, "San Francisco International Airport"
1972:
Hosted and narrated the syndicated instructional TV special, "Lloyd Bridges' Water World"
1975:
Played the title role in the NBC police drama series, "Joe Forrester"
1977:
First TV miniseries, "Roots" (ABC)
1979:
First feature film appearance with son Beau Bridges, "The Fifth Musketeer"
1984:
Played leading role of Grant Harper on the short-lived ABC primetime soap opera, "Paper Dolls"
1985:
Returned to Broadway in a revival of "Man of La Mancha"
1986:
Acted with three generations of Bridges in the TV-movie, "Thanksgiving Promise"; starred Beau Bridges, his wife Dorothy and marked the debut of Beau's son Jordan
1988:
First feature film appearance with son Jeff Bridges, "Tucker: The Man and His Dream"
1990:
Starred as Jonathan 'Jo Jo' Turner on the short-lived ABC drama series, "Capital News"
1993:
Played the recurring role of Jake Tyrrell on the CBS drama series, "Harts of the West"; also starring his son Beau Bridges
1998:
Completed "Jane Austen's Mafia" and "Meeting Daddy" (the latter co-starring Beau Bridges) before his death

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