Ben Bradlee

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Born: 08/26/1921 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Filmography

Actor (29)

All The President's Men Revisited 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

Herblock - The Black & The White 2012 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Fuck 2006 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Walter Cronkite: Witness to History 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Ghosts of Grey Gardens 2004 (Movie)

Interviewee (Actor)

The American President 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Voice

Roy Cohn: Joe McCarthy's Right-Hand Man 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The American Presidency: Real to Reel 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Art Buchwald: The Wit of Washington 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Intimate Portrait: Katharine Graham 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

David Brinkley: A Reporter's Life 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

JFK: A Personal Story 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Katharine Graham: Pillar of the Post 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Jack 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Narrator

Who Killed JFK: The Final Chapter? 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Born Yesterday 1993 (Movie)

Secretary Duffee (Actor)

James Reston: The Man Millions Read 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

The Kennedys 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Ben Bradlee Talking With David Frost 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Unauthorized Biography: Richard M Nixon 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Watergate: The Secret Story (TV Show)

Actor

Relationships

Ben Bradlee Jr. Book as Source Material

Son

Quinn Bradlee

Son

Sally Quinn Actor

Wife

EDUCATION

Georgetown University

Received Doctorate of Humane Letters in 2006.

Harvard University

Milestones

1995

Publishes autobiography, A Good Life.

1973

Post wins a Pulitzer for Watergate coverage.

1965

Made managing editor of the Washington Post.

Bonus Trivia

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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).

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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.

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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.

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Wrote Conversations with Kennedy (1975), which detailed his friendship with the president during his campaign in 1960.

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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.

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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.

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