Lloyd Bridges

  • Birth Name: Lloyd Vernet Bridges Jr.
  • Birth Place: San Leandro, California, United States
  • Died: March 10, 1998
  • Profession: Actor
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  • Won "America's Fattest Baby" trophy when he was born, given to him by then-President William Howard Taft.
  • Was pre-law at UCLA, studying Political Science, but chose to try acting before applying to law school.
  • Made his Broadway debut in Othello in 1937.
  • Blacklisted in the 1950s because of his involvement with The Actors' Lab, a radical theater group.
  • Breakthrough was in 1958 as diver Mike Nelson on the syndicated series Sea Hunt.
  • Had a career resurgence later in life playing dim-witted authority figures in parody movies like Airplane! (1980), Hot Shots! (1991) and Mafia! (1998).


  • 1998, Emmy — Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 1957, Emmy — Best Single Performance by an Actor: Nominee


  • Dorothy Dean — Wife
  • Lucinda Louise Bridges Cunningham — Daughter
  • Harriet Bridges — Mother
  • Jeff Bridges — Son
  • Lloyd Vernet Bridges Sr. — Father
  • Beau Bridges — Son
  • Garrett Myles Bridges — Son


  • University of California, Los Angeles, California, United States (1936)

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