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Profile of Beau Bridges on Famous Like Me

Name: Beau Bridges  
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Date of Birth: 9th December 1941
Place of Birth: Hollywood, California, USA
Profession: Actor
From Wikipedia, the free Encyclopedia

Beau Bridges (born Lloyd Vernet Bridges III on December 9, 1941), is an American actor. He is the son of actor Lloyd Bridges and his college sweetheart, Dorothy Dean Simpson. He was nicknamed "Beau" by his mother and father after Ashley Wilkes' son in Gone with the Wind, the title of the book they were reading at the time. Bridges is also the older brother of actor Jeff Bridges, born in 1949. Their sister, Cindy, was born in 1950.

In 1949, Bridges played a secondary juvenile role in the movie The Red Pony, for which he received good billing. Wanting to be a basketball star, however, he played his freshmen year at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), and later transferred to the University of Hawai`i. Realizing his height was holding him back from excelling in basketball, however, he dropped out of school to continue acting instead.

Bridges enjoys playing guitar (as does his brother), collects Native American percussion instruments, loves the ocean (such as swimming and surfing), and is also active in handgun control and environmental protection.

In 2001, he guest-starred as the step-father of Jack McFarland on the NBC sitcom Will & Grace.

In January 2005, he was cast as Major General Hank Landry,the new commander of Stargate Command in Stargate SG-1, succeeding Brigadier General Jack O'Neill (played by Richard Dean Anderson).

Marriages and children

  • Wendy Treece Bridges (married 1984 to the present)
    • Dylan Bridges
    • Emily Bridges
    • Ezekiel Bridges
  • Julie Landifield (married 1964 to 1984)
    • Casey Bridges (adopted)
    • Jordan Bridges

Selected filmography

  • Stargate SG-1 (2005-)
  • Into the West (2005)
  • The Ballad of Jack and Rose (2005)
  • Smile (2005)
  • Evel Knievel (2004) (TV)
  • Jerry Maguire (1996)
  • The Fabulous Baker Boys (1989)
  • Alice in Wonderland (1985) (TV)
  • Heart Like a Wheel (1983)
  • Love Child (1982)
  • Norma Rae (1979)
  • Force of Evil (1948)

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