Knowledge Identifier: +Lloyd_Bridges
Category: Movies & TV
Born in 1913.
Countries: United States (67%), United Kingdom (11%), France (7%)
Linked to: Communist Party, University of California, Los Angeles, Oceana, American Broadcasting Company
Bridges graduated from Petaluma High School in 1931
Bridges met his wife, Dorothy Bridges in his fraternity; they married in 1938 in New York City
In 1941, he joined the stock company at Columbia Pictures, where he played small roles in features and short subjects
Russ Tamblyn - Discovered at the age of ten by actor Lloyd Bridges after acting in a play, Tamblyn's first film appearance was a small non-speaking role in 1948's "The Boy With Green Hair"
Barbara Payton - Payton first gained notice in the 1949 film noir "Trapped", co-starring Lloyd Bridges
He 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' Lab, a group with links to the Communist Party
Diane Baker - Her television work in the late 1950s and 1960s includes appearances on "Follow the Sun", "Bus Stop", "Adventures in Paradise", "The Lloyd Bridges Show", "The Nurses", "The Invaders" and "Route 66"
Charles Marquis Warren - In 1951 Warren began directing films as well as writing them, starting with "Little Big Horn", a western starring Lloyd Bridges
Bridges garnered press in 1956 for his emotional performance on live anthology program "The Alcoa Hour", in an episode titled "Tragedy in a Temporary Town", directed by Sidney Lumet
Diving watch - The Fifty Fathoms was worn by Jacques Cousteau and his divers during the underwater film "Le monde du silence", which won the Palme d'or at the Cannes film festival in 1956, and in the US when TV star Lloyd Bridges wore a Blancpain Fifty Fathoms dive watch in a photo that appeared on the cover of the February 1962 edition of "Skin Diver Magazine"
Jeff Bridges - He comes from a well-known acting family and began his first televised acting in 1958 as child with his father, Lloyd Bridges, and brother Beau on television's "Sea Hunt"