Publishes autobiography, A Good Life.
Post wins a Pulitzer for Watergate coverage.
Made managing editor of the Washington Post.
In addition to Jason Robards' portrayal, Bradlee was played by G.D Spradlin in "Dick" and Henderson Forsythe in "Chances Are." Bradlee appeared as the Naval Secretary in "Born Yesterday" (1993).
Bradlee's son, Quinn Bradlee, suffers from velo-cardio-facial syndrome, and later directed a documentary about his efforts to live with the condition in 2007.
After the murder of Mary Pinchot Meyer, Bradlee reportedly found CIA official James Angelton at Meyer's house, looking for a diary which allegedly revealed her relationship with John F. Kennedy.
Wrote Conversations with Kennedy (1975), which detailed his friendship with the president during his campaign in 1960.
Was the subject of a controversial biography, Yours in Truth, by former associate Jeff Himmelman, which suggested, among other things, that Bradlee manufactured information about a meeting with Watergate whisteblower "Deep Throat" and a sexual attraction between Bradlee and Post publisher Katharine Graham.
Forced to apologize to Washington D.C. mayor Marion Barry and the city's police department after reporter Janet Cooke's Pulitzer Prize-winning 1981 story about an eight-year-old was found to be fictionalized.