“Forgotten Hollywood”- The Passing of Bradford Dillman…

Posted on January 19, 2018 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here… 

“`Bradford Dillman was an actor and author in familiar movies throughout his career. He appeared in film, television, and stage. BRADFORD DILLMAN –>

“`After serving in Korea, Bradford studied at the Actor’s Studios. He spent several seasons as an apprentice with the Sharon Connecticut Playhouse before making his professional acting debut in The Scarecrow in 1953.

“`Dillman began on Broadway career in the Eugene O’Neill play Long Day’s Journey Into Night in 1956, as the author’s alter ego, Edmund Tyrone, and won a Theatre World Award. The production also featured Fredric March, Florence Eldridge, and Jason Robards Jr., and it ran for 390 performances. In 1957, Katharine Cornell cast him in a Broadway production of Robert E. Sherwood’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play, There Shall Be No Night.  It was later adapted for television in a Hallmark Hall of Fame production.

“`On screen, Dillman appeared in  Compulsion, Sergeant Ryker, The Bridge of Remagen, JigsawThe Mephisto Waltz,  Escape from the Planet of the Apes, The Way We Were, The Swarm, Love and Bullets, and Sudden Impact. Bradford was cast in the melodrama A Certain Smile, for which he earned a Golden Globe Award.

“`On television, he guest-starred in Kraft Television TheatreAlfred Hitchcock Presents, Wagon Train,  The Name of the GameWild Wild WestColumboThe Big ValleyThe Man from U.N.C.L.E.,  Barnaby JonesThe F.B.I.Marcus Welby M.D.Fantasy IslandMission:  Impossible,  The Streets of San Francisco, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, and   Ironside. In eight different episodes, he had a part in Murder She Wrote.

“`Dillman wrote a sports fan book  Inside the New York Giants; and an autobiography Are You Anybody:  An Actor’s Life. He lived for many years in Montecito, California, and helped raise money for medical research. His second wife was actress Suzy Parker.

“`Bradford Dillman was 86.

Until next time>                              “never forget”

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