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Scott Brady (1924 - 1985)

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Scott Brady
1924 - 1985
Born
September 13, 1924
Brooklyn, NY, Kings County, New York United States
Death
April 16, 1985
Los angelaes, Los Angeles County, California United States
Summary
Scott Brady was born on September 13, 1924 in Brooklyn, NY, New York United States. He died on April 16, 1985 in Los angelaes, California United States at 60 years old.
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Updated: July 10, 2022
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Introduction
Movie Star, Broadway Star and Television Star. He usually played tough guys like his brother Lawrence Tierney. I met him when he was on Broadway in "Destry Rides Again." Since I was an autograph hound as a teenager, I met him several times, and every time I did, Scott Brady was a very pleasant gentleman. He was never flirtatious or arrogant and always gave his autograph. He was really exciting starring in the Broadway Musical, "Destry Rides Again."
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Scott Brady was born on in Brooklyn, NY, Kings County, New York United States
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Scott Brady died on in Los angelaes, Los Angeles County, California United States
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Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery 5835 W Slauson Ave, in Culver City, Los Angeles County, California United States 90230
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Irish-American. Matt Diestel Scott Brady was very much a fixture in the life of the Irish-American Community in Southern California for decades. Can still remember him in a fine voice singing the Irish National Anthem in Gaelic.

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Brady was reared in suburban Westchester County, New York. He was nicknamed "Roddy" in his youth. He attended Roosevelt and St. Michael's high schools where he lettered in basketball, football, and track. He aspired to become a football coach or a radio announcer but instead enlisted in the United States Navy before his graduation from high school. During World War II, he served as a naval aviation mechanic overseas on the USS Norton Sound. Discharged in 1946, Brady headed to Los Angeles, where his older brother Lawrence was already making some progress as an actor. First taking menial jobs as a cab driver and a lumberjack, Brady studied at the Beverly Hills Drama School under his G.I. Bill of Rights. There he studied acting and took vocal training to eliminate his thick Brooklyn accent.

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Catholic. Scott Brady Went to Catholic Schools and was Buried in a Catholic Cemetery.

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SCOTT BRADY - Movie Star Born Gerard Kenneth Tierney, September 13, 1924, Brooklyn, New York, U.S. Died April 16, 1985 (aged 60) Los Angeles, California, U.S. Resting place Holy Cross Cemetery, Culver City, CA Occupation Actor Years active 1948-1985 Spouse(s) Mary Lizabeth Tirony (1967-1985) (his death) Children 2 Relatives Lawrence Tierney (brother) Scott Brady (born Gerard Kenneth Tierney; September 13, 1924 – April 16, 1985) was an American film and television actor best known for his roles in western films and as a ubiquitous television presence. He is best known for his role in Shotgun Slade (1959-1961). Early years Gerard Kenneth Tierney was born in Brooklyn to Lawrence and Mary Alice (née Crowley) Tierney. Scott's father was an Irish American policeman who was chief of the New York City Aqueduct Police force. His older and younger brothers were fellow actors Lawrence and Edward Tierney, respectively. He took his screen name from a friend's short story in which the hero, a boxer, was named Scott Brady. Brady was reared in suburban Westchester County, New York. He was nicknamed "Roddy" in his youth. He attended Roosevelt and St. Michael's high schools where he lettered in basketball, football, and track. He aspired to become a football coach or a radio announcer but instead enlisted in the United States Navy before his graduation from high school. During World War II, he served as a naval aviation mechanic overseas on the USS Norton Sound. Discharged in 1946, Brady headed to Los Angeles, where his older brother Lawrence was already making some progress as an actor. First taking menial jobs as a cab driver and a lumberjack, Brady studied at the Beverly Hills Drama School under his G.I. Bill of Rights. There he studied acting and took vocal training to eliminate his thick Brooklyn accent. Brady had two brushes with scandal. In 1957, he was arrested for narcotics possession, but charges were dropped and he always maintained that he was framed. In 1963, he was barred by the New York State Harness Racing Commission from participation in the sport due to his association with known bookmakers. He also was involved in two lawsuits with Eagle-Lion Films in 1950. The studio sued Brady for $105,000, charging that he had failed to fulfill his contract's requirement of making two films a year for five years. Brady counter-sued for $510,000 in damages, saying that his career was damaged when Eagle-Lion suspended him. Acting career Scott Brady and Andy Griffith in Broadway musical version of Destry Rides Again (1959) In 1948, Brady made his film debut as a boxer in the programmer In This Corner (1948) and took tough-guy roles in films like He Walked by Night, Undertow, and Canon City. He was the leading man in the romantic comedy The Model and the Marriage Broker and in the cult western drama Johnny Guitar. From 1953 to 1956, Brady appeared four times in different roles on Lux Video Theatre and appeared five times on The Ford Television Theatre. In 1955, he portrayed Ted Slater in "Man in the Ring" of The Loretta Young Show. From 1953 to 1956, he appeared five times on The Ford Television Theatre. In 1955 and 1957, Brady appeared twice on Studio 57. Early in 1957, he was cast in "The Barbed Wire Preacher" of Crossroads. On December 26, 1957, Brady played the frontier figure William Bent in the episode "Lone Woman" of Playhouse 90. From 1955 to 1959, Brady appeared five times on Schlitz Playhouse, including the roles of Reno Cromwell in "Night of the Big Swamp" and Calvin Penny in "Papa Said No." The Schlitz Playhouse episode "The Salted Mine" became the pilot for Brady's own western television series Shotgun Slade, which aired seventy-eight episodes in syndication from 1959 to 1961. In addition to Shotgun Slade, Brady appeared in several other television westerns, including Dick Powell's Zane Grey Theater, The High Chaparral, Lancer, Dirty Sally, The Virginian (twice), and Gunsmoke (three times). In 1958, he played the lead role of Sergeant Matt Blake in Ambush at Cimarron Pass. He dated a lot actresses in Hollywood during this period, including Kipp Hamilton, Carol Ohmart, Reiko Sato, and Shelley Winters. In 1961, he played the roles of John Keller in "We're Holding Your Son" on General Electric Theater and Ernie Taggart in "Voyage into Fear" on Checkmate. In 1962, Brady was cast in the lead guest role as reporter/commentator Floyd Gibbons in "The Floyd Gibbons Story" of The Untouchables. The next year, he portrayed Bill Floyd in the episode "Run for Doom" of The Alfred Hitchcock Hour. In 1967, Brady guest starred on Judd, for the Defense. During the mid-1960s, Brady starred in several of A.C. Lyles' Western films. In 1969, he portrayed Budd Blake in the episode "Panic" of Bracken's World. That same year, he played John Harris in the episode “Log 102: We Can’t Just Walk Away From It” of ‘’ Adam 12‘’. Brady was cast as a corrupt US sergeant serving overseas in the film, $ (1971). In 1973, he was cast as Davey Collier in "No Stone Unturned" on Banacek. On December 5, 1974, Brady guest starred in the S1:E11 Movin' On TV episode "High Rollers" as Murphy, a Vegas Pit Boss High Rollers. From 1975 to 1977, Brady had the recurring role of "Vinnie" in sixteen episodes of Police Story. On February 15, 1977, he appeared as Shirley Feeney's father, Jack Feeney, in the episode "Buddy, Can You Spare a Father?" on ABC's Laverne & Shirley. Though he had turned down the role of Archie Bunker on All in the Family, Brady appeared as Joe Foley on four episodes in 1976. He appeared five times on The Rockford Files. In 1977, he portrayed Lou Caruso in "Caruso's Way" of Welcome Back, Kotter, and appeared as Matt Zaleski in the TV miniseries Wheels the following year. Brady portrayed Capt. Scofield, in the 1981 made-for-TV film McClain's Law. In 1983, Brady portrayed Alex Kidd in "Shadow of Sam Penny" on Simon and Simon. Brady's last film acting role was as Sheriff Frank Reilly in the 1984 film Gremlins. Death In 1985, Brady died of respiratory failure in Los Angeles at the age of 60. He is interred at Holy Cross Cemetery in Culver City. Partial filmography The Counterfeiters (1948) - Jerry McGee Canon City (1948) - Jim Sherbondy In This Corner (1948) - Jimmy Weston He Walked by Night (1948) - Police Sgt. Marty Brennan The Gal Who Took the West (1949) - Lee O'Hara Port of New York (1949) - Michael 'Mickey' Waters Undertow (1949) - Tony Reagan I Was a Shoplifter (1950) - Jeff Andrews Undercover Girl (1950) - Lt. Michael Trent Kansas Raiders (1950) - Bill Anderson The Model and the Marriage Broker (1951) - Matt Hornbeck Bronco Buster (1952) - Bart Eaton Untamed Frontier (1952) - Glenn Denbow Yankee Buccaneer (1952) - Lt. David Farragut Montana Belle (1952) - Bob Dalton Bloodhounds of Broadway (1952) - Robert 'Numbers' Foster Three Steps to the Gallows (UK) / White Fire (US) (1953) - Gregor Stevens A Perilous Journey (1953) - Shard Benton El Alamein (1953) - Joe Banning Johnny Guitar (1954) - Dancin' Kid The Law vs. Billy the Kid (1954) - William 'Billy the Kid' Bonney They Were So Young (1954) - Richard Lanning Gentlemen Marry Brunettes (1955) - David Action The Vanishing American (1955) - Blandy Mohawk (1956) - Jonathan Terror at Midnight (1956) - Neal 'Rick' Rickards The Maverick Queen (1956) - Sundance The Storm Rider (1957) - Bart Jones The Restless Breed (1957) - Mitch Ambush at Cimarron Pass (1958) - Sgt. Matt Blake Blood Arrow (1958) - Dan Kree Battle Flame (1959) - 1st Lt. Frank Davis Operation Bikini (1963) - Capt. Emmett Carey Stage to Thunder Rock (1964) - Sam Swope John Goldfarb, Please Come Home! (1965) - Coach Sakalakis Black Spurs (1965) - Reverend Tanner Destination Inner Space (1966) - Cmdr. Wayne Castle of Evil (1966) - Matt Granger Red Tomahawk (1967) - Ep Wyatt Fort Utah (1967) - Dajin Journey to the Center of Time (1967) - Stanton Arizona Bushwhackers (1968) - Tom Rile The Road Hustlers (1968) - Earl Veasey They Ran for Their Lives (1968) - Joe Seely The Mighty Gorga (1969) - Dan Morgan Nightmare in Wax (1969) - Detective Haskell Satan's Sadists (1969) - Charlie Baldwin The Ice House (1969) - Lt. Scott The Cycle Savages (1969) - Vice Squad Detective (uncredited) Five Bloody Graves (1969) - Jim Wade Marooned (1969) - Public Affairs Officer Hell's Bloody Devils (1970) - Brand Cain's Cutthroats (1970) - Justice Cain Doctors' Wives (1971) - Sgt.Malloy $ (AKA: The Heist) (UK title) (1971) - Sarge The Loners (1972) - Policeman Hearn Bonnie's Kids (1972) - Ben The Leo Chronicles (1972) Wicked, Wicked (1973) - Police Sgt. Ramsey The Night Strangler (1973) - Police Captain Schubert Roll, Freddy, Roll! (1974, TV Movie) - Admiral Norton When Every Day Was the Fourth of July (1978, TV Movie) - Officer Michael Doyle Women in White (1979, TV Movie) - Bartender The China Syndrome (1979) - Herman De Young Strange Behavior (1981) - Shea McClain's Law (1981) - Capt. Scofield Gremlins (1984) - Sheriff Frank (final film role)

Personal Life

He had one wife. Scott Brady Scott Brady Famous memorial ORIGINAL NAME Gerard K. Tierney BIRTH 13 Sep 1924 Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA DEATH 16 Apr 1985 (aged 60) Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA BURIAL Holy Cross Cemetery Culver City, Los Angeles County, California, USA Show Map PLOT Mausoleum, Block 156, Crypt B7 MEMORIAL ID 1529 · View Source Actor. Born Gerard Kenneth Tierney in Brooklyn, New York. Brother of actors Lawrence Tierney and Ed Tracy. He served in the Navy during World War II, where he was a Navy boxing champion. He was a lumberjack early in life before taking up acting. Brady took drama classes, appearing in his first film, "Canon City," in 1948. He usually played the tough guy roles as in the films, "He Walked by Night" and "Johnny Guitar." He appeared regularly on the 1970s TV cop show, "Police Story." He was offered the role of Archie Bunker in "All in the Family" (1971) but turned it down. He did, however, make a later guest appearance. He acted in over 60 movies from 1948 through 1984. While in his 50s, Scott Brady was diagnosed with emphysema. He continued to take acting jobs in such projects as "The Winds of War" TV miniseries and on the TV series' "Simon and Simon" and "Matt Houston." His last film role was in the 1984 movie Gremlins. Not long after the film's release, Brady passed away from respiratory failure. Inscription AKA Scott Brady Sure and you can hear the angels sing Family Members Parents Lawrence Tierney Lawrence Hugh Tierney 1891–1964 Mary Tierney Mary Alice Crowley Tierney 1895–1960 Siblings Lawrence Tierney Lawrence Tierney 1919–2002 Edward Tierney Edward Michael Tierney 1928–1983

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He aspired to become a football coach or a radio announcer but instead enlisted in the United States Navy before his graduation from high school. During World War II, he served as a naval aviation mechanic overseas on the USS Norton Sound.
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Daniel Pinna commented on Jul 10
Darn I was hoping to find a recording of him singing the Irish National Anthem in Gaelic but couldn't. I bet that was something to hear.

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Scott Brady, Actor, Is Dead; Appeared in Films and on TV April 18, 1985 Scott Brady, an actor whose career spanned Broadway, movies and television, has died of respiratory failure, the Motion Picture and Television Hospital in Woodland Hills, Calif., said today. He was 60 years old. Mr. Brady most recently appeared in ''China Syndrome'' and ''Gremlins,'' in which he portrayed a befuddled policeman trying to cope with the strange beings. He often appeared as a rugged leading man in the 1950's, and his films included ''Canon City,'' ''He Walked by Night,'' ''In This Corner,'' ''Yankee Buccaneer,'' ''Bronco Buster,'' ''Montana Belle,'' ''Untamed Frontier,'' ''Vanishing American,'' ''Mohawk'' and ''The Loners.'' He also starred on Broadway in Destry Rides Again for over a year (Apr 23, 1959 - Jun 18, 1960) Kent - (Apr 23, 1959 - Aug 01, 1959) Mr. Brady, whose real name was Gerard Kenneth Tierney, was born Sept. 13, 1924, in Brooklyn. He is survived by his wife, Lisa Tierney; two sons, Timothy and Terrence Tierney, and a brother, the actor Lawrence Tierney.
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In 1924, in the year that Scott Brady was born, on January 21st, Vladimir Lenin, a leader of the Russian Revolution and the first leader of the Soviet Union died. He had survived two assassination attempts but had subsequent physical problems, suffering 3 strokes. He was in such great pain, it is said that he asked Stalin to poison him. The circumstances of his death are still disputed. He did oppose Stalin as the next leader - nonetheless, Stalin won a power struggle and ruled as a Soviet dictator until his death in 1953.

In 1946, Scott was 22 years old when pediatrician Dr. Benjamin Spock's book "The Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care" was published. It sold half a million copies in the first six months. Aside from the Bible, it became the best selling book of the 20th century. A generation of Baby Boomers were raised by the advice of Dr. Spock.

In 1955, when he was 31 years old, on September 10th the TV show "Gunsmoke" debuted on CBS. It went on to be television's longest-running western. Matt Dillon, Chester, Doc Adams, and Miss Kitty became household names.

In 1977, Scott was 53 years old when on January 20th, Jimmy Carter became the 39th President of the United States. Running against incumbent Gerald Ford, he won 50.1% of the popular vote to Ford's 48.0%. He was elected to only one term.

In 1985, in the year of Scott Brady's passing, on March 15th, the first internet domain name was registered - Symbolics.com. Symbolics, Inc., a spinoff of the MIT AI Lab, was a computer manufacturer headquartered in Massachusetts. The company no longer exists and the domain name was sold 25 years later.

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