Lloyd Bridges

Born Jan 15, 1913

Lloyd Vernet Bridges, Jr. was an American actor who starred in a number of television series and appeared in more than 150 feature films. Bridges is best known for his role of Mike Nelson in Sea Hunt, the most popular syndicated American TV series in 1958. He was the father of actors Beau Bridges and Jeff Bridges.… Read More

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1913 Birth Born on January 15, 1913.


1930 17 Years Old Bridges graduated from Petaluma High School in 1930. … Read More


1938 25 Years Old 1 More Event
Bridges met his wife, Dorothy Bridges (née Simpson) in his fraternity; they married in 1938 in New York City. … Read More
1939 26 Years Old Bridges made his Broadway debut in 1939 in a production of Shakespeare's Othello.
1941 28 Years Old In 1941, he joined the stock company at Columbia Pictures, where he played small roles in features and short subjects. (In Here Comes Mr. Jordan Bridges is the pilot of the plane in the "heaven" scene.) … Read More


1956 43 Years Old Bridges gained attention 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. … Read More
1958 45 Years Old Bridges gained wide recognition as Mike Nelson, the main character in the television series Sea Hunt, created by Ivan Tors, which ran in syndication from 1958–1961. … Read More


1998 85 Years Old 1 More Event
For more than forty-five years, Bridges was a frequent guest star on television series. He received a second Emmy Award nomination four decades after the first when he was nominated in 1998 for his role as Izzy Mandelbaum on Seinfeld. … Read More
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