1913 – He was born on the 15th of January in San Leandro, California.
1931 – He graduated from Eureka Senior High school.
1939 – Bridges studied political science at UCLA, where he met his future wife, Dorothy Dean Simpson; the two married.
1939 – Bridges made his Broadway debut in a production of Shakespeare’s Othello.
1950 – He was blacklisted briefly, after he admitted to the House Un-American Activities Committee that he had once been a member of the Communist party.
1958-1961 – Bridges gained wide recognition as Mike Nelson, the star of the television series Sea Hunt.
1965-1966 – He was a regular cast member in the Rod Serling western series The Loner.
1998 – He died of natural causes on the 10th of March.