Al Bridge

Born in February 26th, 1891

From Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Al Bridge Biography

Al Bridge was an American character actor, a fixture both in Westerns and in the comedies of Preston Sturges. Although frequently billed as Alan Bridge, he was born Alfred Morton Bridge in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1891 (not as Alford Bridge in 1890, as his tombstone erroneously states). Following service as a corporal in the U.S. Army infantry in the first World War, Bridge joined a theatrical troupe.

He dabbled in writing and in 1930 sold a script to a short film, Her Hired Husband (1930). He followed this with a B-Western script, God's Country and the Man (1931), in which he made his film debut as an actor. For the next quarter century, he managed the atypical achievement of maintaining a career in both B-Westerns and in bigger dramatic and comedy features.

Ten films for director Preston Sturges represent probably his most familiar contribution to Hollywood history. Bridge also appeared frequently on television until his death in 1957 at 66.

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Al Bridge Filmography

Unfaithfully Yours Poster
December 10, 1948
It's a Wonderful Life Poster
January 7, 1947
Road to Utopia Poster
February 27, 1946
They Were Expendable Poster
December 20, 1945
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn Poster
February 28, 1945
The Palm Beach Story Poster
January 1, 1943
I Married a Witch Poster
October 30, 1942