Dorothy Bridges
American actor and poet
Dorothy Bridges
Dorothy Louise Bridges was an American actress and poet. Bridges was the matriarch of an acting family, which included her late husband, Lloyd Bridges, and her sons, Beau Bridges and Jeff Bridges. Bridges was sometimes credited as Dorothy Dean.
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Cumple Jeff sueño musical - Diario Digital Juárez
Google News - over 5 years
“Y me dejó así por 10 minutos, fue increíble”, dijo para hacer una pausa al recordar a la fallecida actriz Dorothy Bridges, lo cual lo emocionó. Entre otras canciones que interpretó estuvieron 'Crazy Heart', 'Somebody Else', 'Hold On You', 'Blue Car',
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Dorothy Bridges heading to new role at Minneapolis Fed - Bizjournals.com (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
City First Bank of DC CEO Dorothy Bridges is heading back to the Land of Lakes. Bridges, who put in her notice in January at District-based City First, has landed a job as senior vice president of community development and outreach at the Federal
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What can business do for North Minneapolis? - Bizjournals.com (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Overall, I think, we found a troubled land of opportunity that will one day succeed, especially if more people like Dorothy Bridges of Franklin Bank and organizations like the General Mills Foundation and retailers like Cub Foods bet on the area's
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U.S. to Help Banks in Distressed Areas
NYTimes - about 7 years
The Treasury Department will invest up to $1 billion from the federal bank bailout fund in small banks and credit unions that make loans to small businesses in some of the communities most ravaged by the economic downturn, officials announced on Wednesday. About 210 institutions will be eligible for low-cost capital under the Troubled Asset Relief
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THEATER REVIEW | 'THE FIFTH COLUMN'; Who Does This Playwright Think He Is? Hemingway?
NYTimes - almost 9 years
Beneath the image of the ice-in-the-veins alpha male that Ernest Hemingway cultivated in his novels, there always lurked a romantic. In ''The Fifth Column,'' Hemingway's play about love and espionage in the Spanish Civil War, now being presented by the Mint Theater Company, the tough guy with a heart of gold is center stage. Hemingway wrote the
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Hemingway, Your Letter Has Arrived
NYTimes - about 9 years
Correction Appended THOUGH no one talks about them much, Ernest Hemingway wrote two plays. The first, finished in 1926, was ''Today Is Friday,'' a forgettable one-acter set on the evening of the original Good Friday, when three Roman centurions get together at a tavern to discuss memorable crucifixions they've seen, including the one that
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Arnold. Sly. Kevin. Jeff?: THE RELUCTANT STAR
NYTimes - over 23 years
Amid the charred rubble that litters Copley Square in Boston, Jeff Bridges scrambles to his feet. Playing a bomb-squad officer who has been knocked flat by an explosion, he is rehearsing a scene in which he rises up, horrified, to survey the damage. As he figures out how he will move during the sequence, he also worries about the other matters that
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    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2009
    Age 93
    Dorothy Bridges died of "age-related causes" in Holmby Hills, Los Angeles on February 16, 2009, in the same home where she and her husband raised their children.
    More Details Hide Details She was 93 years old. Her son, Jeff Bridges, called her the "hub" of their family in an interview with the Los Angeles Times following her death. She was survived by her brother Frederick Simpsons, Jr.; sons, Beau Bridges and Jeff Bridges; and her daughter, Lucinda. Her eleven grandchildren include actors Jordan Bridges, Casey, Dylan and Emily. She was also survived by two great-grandchildren Lola and Orson Bridges.
  • 2005
    Age 89
    Dorothy Bridges released her memoirs, You Caught Me Kissing: A Love Story, in 2005.
    More Details Hide Details Much of the book centered on her marriage to Lloyd Bridges. It included commentary from her children and family photos. Bridges was 89 years old at the time of the book's release.
  • 1998
    Age 82
    Dorothy and Lloyd Bridges remained married for 60 years, until he died in 1998 at the age of 85.
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  • 1993
    Age 77
    Dorothy Bridges credits also included the 1993 television movie, Secret Sins of the Father, which was directed by Beau Bridges, who cast other members of the Bridges family in main and supporting roles.
    More Details Hide Details In addition to raising her children, Bridges also introduced them to the acting profession as their first drama teacher. She encouraged each of her children to "pretend" for an hour each day. Her son, Jeff Bridges, would later say that the playtime "pretend" games were "basically the basis of acting." Jeff Bridges notes that both his parents studied under Michael Chekhov and that "and a lot of things my mom learned with him were passed down to all of us." Two of Dorothy Bridges' sons, Jeff and Beau, and grandson, Jordan, ultimately became actors while her daughter, Lucinda, is an artist. Bridges also wrote poetry, later publishing some of her work. She was known to write love poems to her husband every Valentine's Day during their 59-year marriage. Dorothy and Lloyd exchanged vows again for their 50th wedding anniversary.
  • 1986
    Age 70
    Bridges also appeared in The Thanksgiving Promise, a 1986 television movie directed by her son, Beau Bridges, and the 1989 film, See You in the Morning, which co-starred her son, Jeff Bridges.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1938
    Age 22
    The couple married in 1938 in New York City.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1915
    Born
    Bridges was born Dorothy Louise Simpson in Worcester, Massachusetts, on September 19, 1915, to Louise Myles (1888–1969) and Frederick Walter Simpson (1886–1979).
    More Details Hide Details Her father was an immigrant from the United Kingdom, born and raised in Liverpool, England. Her mother was of Irish and Swiss-German ancestry. Her family moved to Los Angeles when she was two years old. Bridges made her film debut in the movie Finders Keepers. She attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) where she met her future husband, Lloyd Bridges, while acting in a small theatrical play on campus. Lloyd Bridges, who was a UCLA upperclassman at the time, appeared in the production as her "leading man."
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