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Lloyd Bridges

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Bridges in Try and Get Me! (1950)

Lloyd Bridges (January 15, 1913 - March 10, 1998) was an American actor. Bridges was born in San Leandro, California. He studied political science at UCLA, where he met his future wife, Dorothy Dean Simpson; the two married in 1939.

Bridges made his Broadway debut in 1939 in a production of Shakespeare's Othello. 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 Communist Party. He gained wide recognition as Mike Nelson, the star of the television series Sea Hunt, which ran from 1957-1961. He is also well-known for his roles in the movies High Noon, Airplane!, and Hot Shots!. He was a guest star for the children's television Christmas special; Shining Time Station: 'Tis A Gift as Mr. Nicholas (Santa Claus).

A world federalist, Bridges once said, “The devastation caused by war and the pollution of our environment knows no boundaries. Only an effective world government could provide sufficient law and have the power to control these destructive forces"[1] (http://www.worldpeacenews.org/AUTH/ARCHIVE/077..htm).

Lloyd Bridges is the father of actors Jeff Bridges and Beau Bridges and the grandfather of Jordan Bridges. Template:Actor-stub

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