Dorothy Bridges
(1915 - 2009)

Dorothy Bridges

September 15, 1915

February 16, 2009

Dorothy Bridges, a poet, widow of "Sea Hunt" actor Lloyd Bridges and matriarch of the acting family that includes sons Jeff and Beau, died Monday. She was 93.

Dorothy died of natural causes at her home in the Holmby Hills area of Los Angeles.

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.

Bridges wrote poetry for five decades. 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.

She was a great women who will be missed by many. Rest in Peace.

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Angela Beattie (Fan)
November 18th, 2012
Rest in Peace.
Vica Pavlova (fun)
February 28th, 2009
Dorothy was one of the world's wonderful people. RIP.
Ruth Hayes (Fan)
February 24th, 2009
Rest in Peace Dorothy!
Charles Coe (fan)
February 23rd, 2009
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February 23rd, 2009
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"I discovered this by learning of Don S. Davis' passing while watching SG1: Children of the Gods on Netflix. May seem trivial, but the connections thru art have led me to her life and I am forever grateful and better for belatedly knowing Ms. Dorothy"
Peggy Kageleiry
August 16th, 2012
"Dear Dorothy, I was saddened by the news of your passing. May you rest in peace."
Angie Nicoletti
February 23rd, 2009


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