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September 14, 1989 | CHARLES CHAMPLIN, Times Arts Editor
When last seen, Lloyd Bridges was being a thoroughly unpleasant U.S. senator from Michigan, demolishing the prospects of the upstart auto maker Preston Tucker in Francis Coppola's "Tucker," the maverick being a threat to the senator's most important constituents, Chrysler, Ford and General Motors. The nice twist for the audience was that Tucker himself was played by Bridges' son Jeff. The performances were so fine you'd have thought they'd never been introduced.
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April 3, 2014 | By Amy Hubbard
Jeff Bridges, forever the Dude to many people, is scheduled to perform at this year's Lebowski Fest L.A. Bridges and his country-rock band, the Abiders, will play before a screening of the Coen brothers' cult classic "The Big Lebowski" on April 25 at the Wiltern Theatre. Bridges is an Oscar-winning actor, and he's become known for his photography. But he's also had a longtime passion for music, talking about it last year with the Los Angeles Times' Randy Lewis. He said that after his Academy Award-winning role in the 2009 film "Crazy Heart," he decided it was time to pursue his "teenage dream of having a band and going on the road and making records.
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April 8, 1990 | SUSAN KING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Lloyd Bridges will never say never again. He did once. In 1976, the actor vowed he would never do another TV series after his NBC police drama, "Joe Forrester," was canceled. Now Bridges has returned to the small screen in ABC's drama, "Capital News," which has a two-hour premiere Monday at 9 p.m. on ABC and moves next week to its regular slot Monday at 10 p.m. The 77-year-old actor plays Jonathan (Jo-Jo) Turner, a crusty, patriarchal editor-in-chief of a lucrative Washington, D.C., newspaper.
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April 25, 2013 | By Randy Lewis
Jeff Bridges took home the lead actor Academy Award for his portrayal of down-and-not-entirely-out country singer Bad Blake in the film "Crazy Heart," but that star turn on the big screen wasn't entirely an act. Bridges has been as passionate about music at least as long as he has been about acting, and he's about to push that passion center stage as he heads out on a short tour with his country-rock band, the Abiders. The band plays this weekend's Stagecoach Country Music Festival in Indio and headlines its own show Thursday at the El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles.
BUSINESS
February 7, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
Lloyd Bridges agreed to a settlement today in a lawsuit charging that his appearance in TV commercials for a company that bilked investors out of millions of dollars made him liable for the losses. The actor's lawyer said the case established a trend in federal courts toward holding celebrities and advertising agencies accountable for even innocent misrepresentations in advertising. The settlement was approved during a brief hearing before U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Robert E. Ginzberg.
BUSINESS
February 8, 1990 | BRUCE HOROVITZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Most people know actor Lloyd Bridges for starring in the TV show "Sea Hunt." But around Hollywood, he may soon be better known for the role he played Wednesday in a lawsuit that could end up curtailing the use of celebrities in TV commercials. Bridges, who was the seafaring adventurer Mike Nelson in "Sea Hunt," agreed Wednesday to take unspecified financial responsibility for a commercial in which he heartily endorsed a company that eventually bilked investors out of millions of dollars.
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March 11, 1998 | MYRNA OLIVER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Lloyd Bridges, the athletic actor who made skin diving popular in his underwater 1950s television series "Sea Hunt" and continued working into his 80s as patriarch of an acting dynasty, died Tuesday. He was 85. The craggy-faced Bridges, familiar to more recent audiences for the "Airplane!" movie series and recent television dramas, died at his home in Los Angeles, his agent Lee Stollman said. Bridges had suffered from a heart condition since 1992.
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February 21, 2009 | Dennis McLellan
Dorothy Bridges, the widow of actor Lloyd Bridges and the mother of actors Beau and Jeff, has died. She was 93. Bridges died Monday of age-related causes at home in Holmby Hills, where she and her late husband raised their two sons and their artist daughter, Lucinda, her family announced.
NEWS
July 10, 1994
Actor Jeff Bridges, star of the summer action thriller "Blown Away" and three-time Academy Award nominee, will receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Monday. The veteran actor will have his star placed next to that of his father, actor Lloyd Bridges.
NEWS
October 23, 1988 | Keith Love
Democratic nominee Michael S. Dukakis may be trailing in the polls in California, but that did not seem to faze the more than 1,000 cheering, stomping Dukakis volunteers who showed up Saturday at Santa Monica City College. These precinct leaders heard their names read off in honor-roll fashion by actors Lloyd Bridges and Jeff Bridges.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 3, 2013 | By Susan King, Los Angeles Times
There is something mesmerizing - almost addictive - about the classic film noirs of the 1940s and '50s, with their darkened, rain-drenched streets and narrow alleys inhabited by anti-heroes sporting well-worn raincoats and crushed fedoras. These men held their secrets close to the vest. And their hearts on their sleeves. The women they encountered were labeled dames. Far from shrinking, demure violets, these tough-minded beauties could hold their own, wrapping the men around their little fingers and causing their moral downfall or death.
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January 11, 2013 | By Hector Tobar
The Dude held court in Los Angeles on Thursday night. Or his Dudeness, or Duder, or El Duderino if you're not into the whole brevity thing. Jeff Bridges, who played "the Dude" in the Coen brothers' cult classic film “The Big Lebowski” was up on stage in Little Tokyo with the longtime Zen teacher Bernie Glassman. They talked about rugs, marriage, Buddhism and parenting - and they led about 500 people in a short rendition of “Row, Row, Row Your Boat.” It was all part of a natural, zesty little discussion sponsored by the ALOUD series of the Library Foundation of Los Angeles.
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August 15, 2011 | Geoff Boucher
Why do so many of us smirk when a Hollywood movie star picks up a guitar and walks toward a live microphone? Maybe it's because, as songwriter Harlan Howard once said, music is about "three chords and the truth" and, really, an actor's day job is about the closest you can come to lying for a living. The question brought a sage smile to the 61-year-old face of Jeff Bridges, the Oscar winner who this week will release his first major-label album, a 10-song collection from Blue Note/EMI called "Jeff Bridges.
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January 17, 2010 | By Susan King, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
The night belongs to "Avatar." The sci-fi blockbuster -- the most expensive movie ever made and on track to become the highest-grossing film ever made – won the Golden Globe tonight for best dramatic film and best director for James Cameron. "Avatar" was Cameron's first film since 1997's phenomenon "Titanic," which also won Globes in those same categories. "It's sure an exciting evening," Cameron said, looking at the crowd. "This is the best job in the world."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 21, 2009 | Dennis McLellan
Dorothy Bridges, the widow of actor Lloyd Bridges and the mother of actors Beau and Jeff, has died. She was 93. Bridges died Monday of age-related causes at home in Holmby Hills, where she and her late husband raised their two sons and their artist daughter, Lucinda, her family announced.
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October 9, 2005 | Glenn Adams, Associated Press Writer
When it opened to traffic in 1931, the Waldo-Hancock Bridge that arches gracefully over Maine's Penobscot River was hailed as the world's most beautiful steel bridge built for less than $1 million. Now reaching the end of its useful life, the green two-lane suspension bridge that has been familiar to generations of tourists who motored along coastal U.S. Route 1 is being replaced by a new span, which has a few unique qualities itself.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 3, 2014 | By Amy Hubbard
Jeff Bridges, forever the Dude to many people, is scheduled to perform at this year's Lebowski Fest L.A. Bridges and his country-rock band, the Abiders, will play before a screening of the Coen brothers' cult classic "The Big Lebowski" on April 25 at the Wiltern Theatre. Bridges is an Oscar-winning actor, and he's become known for his photography. But he's also had a longtime passion for music, talking about it last year with the Los Angeles Times' Randy Lewis. He said that after his Academy Award-winning role in the 2009 film "Crazy Heart," he decided it was time to pursue his "teenage dream of having a band and going on the road and making records.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 12, 1998 | SHAUNA SNOW
ENTERTAINMENT Remembering Lloyd Bridges: Cable's AMC will pay tribute to the late Lloyd Bridges on Friday with a three-film salute kicking off at 8:15 a.m. with 1951's "White Tower." Programming will continue at 10 a.m. with a half-hour "Reflections on the Silver Screen" interview that Bridges taped in 1996, followed by the movies "Kid From Left Field" (1953) and "Calamity Jane and Sam Bass" (1949).
ENTERTAINMENT
March 12, 1998 | SHAUNA SNOW
ENTERTAINMENT Remembering Lloyd Bridges: Cable's AMC will pay tribute to the late Lloyd Bridges on Friday with a three-film salute kicking off at 8:15 a.m. with 1951's "White Tower." Programming will continue at 10 a.m. with a half-hour "Reflections on the Silver Screen" interview that Bridges taped in 1996, followed by the movies "Kid From Left Field" (1953) and "Calamity Jane and Sam Bass" (1949).
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 11, 1998 | MYRNA OLIVER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Lloyd Bridges, the athletic actor who made skin diving popular in his underwater 1950s television series "Sea Hunt" and continued working into his 80s as patriarch of an acting dynasty, died Tuesday. He was 85. The craggy-faced Bridges, familiar to more recent audiences for the "Airplane!" movie series and recent television dramas, died at his home in Los Angeles, his agent Lee Stollman said. Bridges had suffered from a heart condition since 1992.
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