Poet Who Was Wife, Mother of Famous Actors Dies

Posted by Anneli Rufus at 10:41 am, Monday, February 23, 2009

Oldtimers remember the late actor Lloyd Bridges, star of the TV show “Sea Hunt,” which ran from 1958 to 1961. His widow, Dorothy Bridges — mother of the actors Jeff and Beau Bridges, died Monday in Los Angeles at age 93. This least-famous member of the Bridges clan was a poet for five decades, according to the Associated Press

“Born Dorothy Dean Simpson on Sept. 19, 1915, in Worcester, Mass., she was married to Lloyd Bridges for 60 years, until his death in 1998. The two met while performing in a play at the University of California, Los Angeles. Dorothy Bridges later appeared in a handful of movies and an episode of ‘Sea Hunt’ with her husband, whom she called Bud. She also coached her children….

“In 2005, at age 89, she published You Caught Me Kissing: A Love Story. It included a collection of Valentine’s Day poems she wrote to her husband each year, a practice she continued after his death.”

One Response to “Poet Who Was Wife, Mother of Famous Actors Dies”

  1. Henri Says:

    Visit Henri

    I created an online memorial for Mrs. Bridges. Please visit and leave your condolences. Thanks.


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