(January 15, 1913 – March 10, 1998) was an American film, stage and television actor who starred in a number of television series and appeared in more than 150 feature films.
He was the father of four children, two are the actors Beau Bridges and Jeff Bridges.
He started his career as a contract performer for Columbia Pictures, appearing in films such as Sahara (1943), A Walk In The Sun (1945), Little Big Horn (1951) and High Noon (1952).
On television, he is best remembered for starring in Sea Hunt from 1958 to 1961.
By the end of his career, he re-invented himself and demonstrated a comedic talent in such parody films as Airplane!, (1980) Hot Shots!, and (1991) Jane Austen's Mafia! (1998)
Among other honors, Bridges was a two-time Emmy Award nominee.
He received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on February 1, 1994.