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September 29, 2021

35 Vintage Photos of Grace Bradley in the 1930s

Born 1913 in Brooklyn, New York, American actress Grace Bradley made her Broadway debut at New York’s Hammerstein Theatre in Ballyhoo of 1930. Soon she found herself working in various New York nightclubs and theaters. In March 1933, she appeared in Strike Me Pink at the Majestic Theatre. She left the show after deciding to give Hollywood a try.

Bradley starred in the film Too Much Harmony (1933), which provided her “first film credit”. She was under contract to Paramount Pictures beginning in 1933, and reportedly took home $150 per week. In the 1930s, she became one of the period’s most popular musical stars.

In 1943, Bradley starred in her last big role in Taxi, Mister. Following this, she had officially played out her Paramount contract and she spent the remainder of the 1940s alongside her husband William Boyd and traveled around the country with him helping to promote his cowboy image.

On September 12, 1972, Boyd died. Following his death, Bradley retired from the entertainment world. With her acting career behind her, she devoted her time to volunteer work at the Laguna Beach Hospital where her husband had spent his final days.

Bradley died on her birthday in 2010 at the age of 97. Take a look at these vintage photos to see the beauty of young Grace Bradley in the 1930s.

1 comment:

  1. Pretty sad when you are so far down the B-list that instead of getting your portrait painted all you can swing is a police sketch.




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