Brad Johnson Actor

Elmer Bradley "Brad" Johnson (July 23, 1924 – April 4, 1981), was an American film and television actor, best remembered for his role as the deputy Lofty Craig on the 1950s Western series, Annie Oakley. After his last television appearance, in a 1967 episode of CBS's Gunsmoke, Johnson spent the remainder of his life as a real estate developer in Los Angeles, California. Of Swedish extraction, Johnson was born on his paternal grandparents' 100-acre peach farm between Marysville in Yuba County and Yuba City in Sutter County in northern California. His father, Carl Elmer Johnson (1901-1924), died shortly before his son's birth and is interred at the nearby Yuba City Cemetery. His mother, the former Eula Ball Bradley, a native of Michigan, reared Brad through her work as a teacher. When Brad was thirteen, he received his eighth-grade certificate from his mother-teacher's one-room school. Johnson was thereafter reared for several years in Auburn and attended Placer High School there. He relocated to Sacramento in his senior year. There he worked as a receiving clerk while taking acting classes. During World War II, Johnson served as a pilot with the United States Army Air Corps.

Personal details

Date of birth
July 23rd, 1924
Place of birth
Marysville
Nationality
United States of America
Date of death
April 4th, 1981 at age of 56
Place of death
Burbank
Religion
Methodism,Protestantism

Education

1. University of California, Berkeley Colleges/University

The University of California, Berkeley (also referred to as UC Berkeley, Berkeley, California, or simply Cal) is a public research university located in Berkeley, California, United States. The university occupies 1,232 acres (499 ha) on the eastern side of the San Francisco Bay with the central campus resting on 178 acres (72 ha). Berkeley offers approximately 350 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in a wide range of disciplines. Established in 1868 as the result of merger of the private College of California and the public Agricultural, Mining, and Mechanical Arts College in Oakland, Berkeley is the oldest of the ten major campuses affiliated with the University of California (UC). Berkeley has been charged with providing both "classical" and "practical" education for the state's people and is generally considered to be the flagship institution in the University of California system. Berkeley co-manages three United States Department of Energy National Laboratories, including the Los Alamos National Laboratory, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory for the U.S. Department of Energy.

Institution info

Type University
Endowment
2012. 3.33 bil. $
2011. 3.03 bil. $
2010. 2.6 bil. $
Institution colors
Founded
March 23rd, 1868
Headquarters
200 California Hall # 1500, 94720 - Berkeley, California
Undergraduates
2012. 25,774
2011. 25,885
2010. 25,540
2009. 25,534
2006. 23,863
Postgraduates
2012. 10,125
2011. 10,257
2010. 10,293
2009. 10,313
Acceptance rate
2014. 17.0 %
2012. 18.0 %
2011. 25.6 %
2010. 21.0 %
Local tuition
2013. 12.9 K $
2012. 12.9 K $
2011. 12.8 K $
2010. 10.9 K $
2009. 8.94 K $
Official web page www.berkeley.edu
Wikipedia article
Social media

Institution social analysis

Notable alumni by career
Notable alumni by gender
Notable alumni by party membership

People attended University of California, Berkeley connected by profession and/or age

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2. Placer High School High school

Placer High School is a public high school located in Auburn, California and is part of the Placer Union High School District. Auburn is located 33 miles (53 km) northeast of Sacramento, California, in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains.

Type High school
Institution colors
Founded
1897
Headquarters
275 Orange St., 95603 - Auburn, California
Official web page www.puhsd.k12.ca.us
Wikipedia article

People attended Placer High School connected by profession and/or age

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3. University of Southern California Colleges/University

The University of Southern California (USC) is a private, not-for-profit, nonsectarian, research university located in Los Angeles, California, United States. USC was founded in 1880, making it California's oldest private research university. USC's development has closely paralleled the growth of Los Angeles, and the university historically has educated a large number of the city's business leaders and professionals. In recent decades, the university has also leveraged its location in Los Angeles to establish relationships with research institutions throughout Asia and the Pacific Rim. Reflecting the status of Los Angeles as a global city, USC has the largest number of international students of any university in the United States.

Institution info

Type University
Endowment
2012. 3.49 bil. $
2011. 3.5 bil. $
Institution colors
Founded
1880
Headquarters
University Park Campus, 90089 - Los Angeles, California
Undergraduates
2012. 18,000
2011. 17,414
2010. 17,380
2009. 16,751
2008. 16,608
Postgraduates
2012. 22,000
2011. 20,596
2010. 19,516
2009. 18,073
2008. 17,139
Acceptance rate
2014. 17.8 %
2013. 19.7 %
2012. 18.0 %
2011. 22.7 %
2010. 23.0 %
Local tuition
2013. 46.3 K $
2012. 43.7 K $
2011. 42.8 K $
2010. 40.4 K $
Official web page www.usc.edu
Wikipedia article
Social media

Institution social analysis

Notable alumni by career
Notable alumni by gender
Notable alumni by party membership

People attended University of Southern California connected by profession and/or age

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Movie performances

1. Heller In Pink Tights (1960)

Adventure, Drama, Romance
played Poker Player #4
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
100.0
,
Marcello Girosi
26 Show list

Heller In Pink Tights is a 1960 Technicolor western film adapted from Louis L'Amour's novel, Heller with a Gun. It stars Sophia Loren and Anthony Quinn and was directed by George Cukor. The movie is noted for its lavishly ornate costumes by Edith Head and its impressive photography and usage of Technicolor. Though not a commercial success, Heller In Pink Tights is thought by some film historians to be George Cukor's most lavishly visual film. Cukor had never been pleased with the "look" of most westerns and he hired George Hoyningen-Huene, a famous Russian-born fashion photographer and 1920s illustrator who was an expert at art and design. The final result is a unique film that looks like a cross between a Frederic Remington painting and a Toulouse-Lautrec rendering of music hall performers. Heller in Pink Tights co-stars Margaret O'Brien, Ramon Novarro and Eileen Heckart. It also marks Loren's lowest weight on film. The normally voluptuous and full-figured star lost almost twenty pounds at Cukor's request and donned a blond wig.

Awards

Top cast

Sheriff Ed McClain
Thomas 'Tom' Healy
Bonanza Audience Member #3
Cheyenne Townsman #11
Poker Player #3
Angela Rossini
Cheyenne Audience Member #2
Clint Mabry
Cheyenne Audience Member #1
Mrs. Lorna Hathaway
Photographer of Dead Gunmen
Indian #1
Della Southby
Santis
Indian #4
Bonanza Townsman #1
Indian #3
Indian #2
Sam Pierce
De Leon
Manfred 'Doc' Montague
Soldier Warning the Travelers
Servant #3
Theatre Owner
Servant #2
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Harold Lipstein
English
United States of America

2. The Greatest Show on Earth (1952)

Drama, Family, Romance
played Reporter
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
152.0
,
Theodore St. John
, ,
62 Show list 5 Show list $4M

The Greatest Show on Earth is a 1952 American drama film produced and directed by Cecil B. DeMille, shot in Technicolor, and released by Paramount Pictures. Set in the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, the film stars Betty Hutton and Cornel Wilde as trapeze artists competing for the center ring, and Charlton Heston as the circus manager running the show. James Stewart also stars as a mysterious clown who never removes his make-up, even between shows, while Dorothy Lamour and Gloria Grahame play supporting roles. In addition to the film actors, the real Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey's Circus' 1951 troupe appears in the film, with its complement of 1400 people, hundreds of animals, and 60 carloads of equipment and tents. The actors learned their respective circus roles and participated in the acts. The film's storyline is supported by lavish production values, actual circus acts, and documentary, behind-the-rings looks at the massive logistics effort which made big top circuses possible. The film won Academy Awards for Best Picture and Best Story, and was nominated for Best Costume Design, Best Director, and Best Film Editing.

Awards

1952 Golden Globe Award for Best Director - Motion Picture
1952 Academy Award for Best Picture
1952 Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Drama
1952 Academy Award for Best Story
1952 Golden Globe Award for Best Cinematography - Color

Top cast

'Buttons' A Clown
Brad Braden
Spectator #19
Spectator #18
Mr. Henderson
Man in Train Wreck
Pickpocket Victim
Spectator #16
Midway Barker at End
Spectator #3
Noel
Spectator #2
Little Boy Spectator #9
FBI Agent Gregory
Circus Doctor
Little Boy Spectator #2
Spectator #38
Tightrope Act Spectator
Birdie
Spectator #30
Little Boy Spectator #6
Spectator #32
Assistant Manager
Spectator #46
Midget #2
Circus Barker #1
Little Boy Spectator #7
Spectator #37
Phyllis
Sam's Wife
Spectator #8
Harry
Little Girl Spectator #11
The Great Sebastian
Board Member
Spectator #17
Spectator #20
Klaus
Circus Man #4
Spectator #1
Spectator #22
Spectator #42
Holly
Spectator #24
Spectator #26
Hopalong Cassidy
Spectator #36
Little Girl Spectator #12
Circus Man #1
Spectator #29
Circus Girl
Spectator #9
Spectator #13
Spectator #48
Buttons' Mother
Spectator #44
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Circus
Russian, English
United States of America

Starring TV roles

1. Riverworld

Drama, Sci-Fi
Character Performance type Networks Seasons From To Created by First epizode air date Last epizode air date Num. of seassons Regular cast Languages

Syfy
2
Matty Finochio
Kwesi Ameyaw
English

2. Annie Oakley

Western
Character Performance type Networks Seasons From To Created by First epizode air date Last epizode air date Num. of seassons Regular cast Languages

January 1st, 1954 February 1st, 1957 3 English

3. Soldier of Fortune, Inc.

Action, Adventure
Character Performance type Networks Seasons From To Created by First epizode air date Last epizode air date Num. of seassons Regular cast Languages

September 27th, 1997 May 22nd, 1999 3
Julie Nathanson
Dennis Rodman
English

Guest TV appearances

77 Sunset Strip

Program genre

Drama
Police procedural
Crime Fiction

External resources

77 Sunset Strip is an American television private detective series created by Roy Huggins and starring Efrem Zimbalist, Jr., Roger Smith and Edd Byrnes. Each episode was one hour long.nThe show was the subject of an ownership battle between Roy Huggins and Warner Brothers, which was the proximate cause of Huggins' departure from the studio. The series was based on novels and short stories written by Huggins prior to his arrival at Warner, but, as a matter of legal record, derived from a brief Caribbean theatrical release of its pilot, Girl on the Run. The show ran from 1958 to 1964.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S05-E15 January 18th, 1963

Bourbon Street Beat

Program genre

Drama

External resources

Bourbon Street Beat is a private detective series which aired on the ABC network from 1959-1960 and featured Richard Long as Rex Randolph, Andrew Duggan as Cal Calhoun, Van Williams as Kenny Madison, and Arlene Howell as Melody Lee Mercer, the secretary at the New Orleans detective agency in which they worked.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E36 June 13th, 1960

Cheyenne

Program genre

Adventure Film
Action
Western
Action/Adventure

External resources

Cheyenne is an American western television series of 108 black-and-white episodes broadcast on ABC from 1955 to 1963. The show was the first hour-long western, and in fact the first hour-long dramatic series of any kind, with continuing characters, to last more than one season. It was also the first series to be made by a major Hollywood film studio which did not derive from its established film properties, and the first of a long chain of Warner Brothers original series produced by William T. Orr.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S04-E13 March 14th, 1960

Death Valley Days

Program genre

Anthology
Anthology series
Western

Official site

External resources

Death Valley Days is an American radio and television anthology series featuring true stories of the old American West, particularly the Death Valley area. Created in 1930 by Ruth Woodman, the program was broadcast on radio until 1945 and continued from 1952 to 1970 as a syndicated television series, with reruns continuing through August 1, 1975.nThe series was sponsored by the Pacific Coast Borax Company and hosted by Stanley Andrews, Ronald Reagan, Robert Taylor, and Dale Robertson. With the passing of Dale Robertson in 2013, all the former Death Valley Days hosts are now deceased. Hosting the series was Reagan's final work as an actor; he also was cast in eight episodes of the series.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S08-E22 February 13th, 1960
S07-E20 February 13th, 1959
S07-E23 March 14th, 1959
S01-E09 March 3rd, 1953
S01-E01 May 26th, 1953

Dennis the Menace

Program genre

Sitcom
Family
Comedy

External resources

Dennis the Menace is an American sitcom based on the Hank Ketcham comic strip of the same name and preceded The Ed Sullivan Show on Sunday evenings on CBS from October 1959 to July 1963. The series stars Jay North as Dennis Mitchell; Herbert Anderson as his father, Henry; Gloria Henry as his mother, Alice; Joseph Kearns as George Wilson, Gale Gordon as George's brother, John Wilson, and Sylvia Field as George's wife, Martha Wilson.nOriginally sponsored by Kellogg's cereals and Best Foods, the series was produced by Dariell Productions and Screen Gems.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E12 December 27th, 1959

Dick Powell's Zane Grey Theatre

Program genre

Drama
Western
Anthology series

External resources

Dick Powell's Zane Grey Theatre, sometimes simply called Zane Grey Theatre, is an American Western anthology series which ran on CBS from 1956 to 1961.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S03-E24 March 26th, 1959

Gunsmoke

Program genre

Action
Action/Adventure
Western
Adventure Film

External resources

Gunsmoke is an American radio and television Western drama series created by director Norman Macdonnell and writer John Meston. The stories take place in and around Dodge City, Kansas, during the settlement of the American West. The central character is lawman Marshal Matt Dillon, played by William Conrad on radio and James Arness on television. When aired in the UK, the television series was initially titled Gun Law, later reverting to Gunsmoke.nThe radio version ran from 1952 to 1961, and John Dunning writes that among radio drama enthusiasts Gunsmoke is routinely placed among the best shows of any kind and any time.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S13-E02 September 18th, 1967

Maverick

Program genre

Comedy
Action
Action/Adventure
Adventure Film
Western

External resources

Maverick is an American Western television series with comedic overtones created by Roy Huggins. The show ran from September 22, 1957 to July 8, 1962 on ABC and stars James Garner as Bret Maverick, an adroitly articulate cardsharp. Eight episodes into the first season, he was joined by Jack Kelly as his brother Bart, and from that point on, Garner and Kelly alternated leads from week to week, sometimes teaming up for the occasional two-brother episode. The Mavericks were poker players from Texas who traveled all over the American Old West and on Mississippi riverboats, constantly getting into and out of life-threatening trouble of one sort or another, usually involving money, women, or both. They would typically find themselves weighing a financial windfall against a moral dilemma. More often than not, their consciences trumped their wallets since both Mavericks were intensely ethical.nWhen Garner left the series after the third season due to a legal dispute, Roger Moore was added to the cast as their cousin Beau Maverick. Robert Colbert appeared later in the fourth season as a third Maverick brother, Brent Maverick.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S04-E07 October 30th, 1960
S02-E21 February 15th, 1959

State Trooper

Program genre

Drama
Action/Adventure
Police procedural
Western

External resources

State Trooper is an American crime drama set in the 1950s American West, starring Rod Cameron as Rod Blake, an officer of the Nevada Department of Public Safety. The series aired 104 episodes in syndication from September 25, 1956, to June 25, 1959.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S00-E33

Surfside 6

Program genre

Drama
Crime Fiction

External resources

Surfside 6 is an ABC television series which aired from 1960 to 1962. The show centered on a Miami Beach detective agency set on a houseboat and featured Troy Donahue as Sandy Winfield II; Van Williams as Kenny Madison; and Lee Patterson as Dave Thorne. Diane McBain co-starred as socialite Daphne Dutton, whose yacht was berthed next to their houseboat. Margarita Sierra also had a supporting role as Cha Cha O'Brien, an entertainer who worked at The Boom Boom Room, a popular Miami Beach hangout at the Fontainebleau Hotel, directly across the street from Surfside 6. Surfside 6 was in fact a real address in Miami Beach, where an unrelated houseboat was moored at the time; it can also be seen in the sweeping aerial establishing shot of the Fontainebleu in 1964's Goldfinger.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E20 February 13th, 1961
Charles R. Rondeau

Tales of Wells Fargo

Program genre

Western

External resources

Tales of Wells Fargo is an American Western television series starring Dale Robertson that ran from March 18, 1957, to June 2, 1962, on NBC. Produced by Revue Productions, the series aired in a half-hour format until its final season when it expanded to an hour.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S03-E18 January 19th, 1959

The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin

Program genre

Children's television series
Drama

External resources

The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin is an American children's television program. Beginning in October 1954 until May 1959, 166 episodes originally aired on ABC television network. It starred child actor Lee Aaker as Rusty, a boy orphaned in an Indian raid, who was being raised by the soldiers at a US Cavalry post known as Fort Apache. He and his German shepherd dog, Rin Tin Tin, helped the soldiers to establish order in the American West. Texas-born actor James Brown appeared as Lieutenant Ripley Rip Masters. Co-stars included veteran actor Joe Sawyer and actor Rand Brooks from Gone with the Wind fame.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S02-E38 June 1st, 1956
S02-E08 October 28th, 1955

The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp

Program genre

Action/Adventure
Action
Western
Adventure Film

External resources

The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp is a western television series loosely based on the life of frontier marshal Wyatt Earp. The half-hour black-and-white program aired for 229 episodes on ABC from 1955 to 1961 and featured Hugh O'Brian in the title role.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S03-E32 April 22nd, 1958
S02-E30 April 2nd, 1957
Frank McDonald

Wagon Train

Program genre

Western

External resources

Wagon Train is an American Western series that ran on NBC 1957–62 and then on ABC 1962–65, although the network also aired daytime repeats, as Major Adams, Trailmaster and Trailmaster, from January 1963 to September 1965. The show debuted at #15 in the Nielsen ratings, rose to #2 in the next three seasons, and peaked at #1 in the 1961–62 television season. After moving to ABC in the autumn of 1962, the ratings began to decline, and Wagon Train did not again make the Top 20 listing.nThe series initially starred veteran movie supporting actor Ward Bond as the wagon master, later replaced upon his death by John McIntire, and Robert Horton as the scout, subsequently replaced by lookalike Robert Fuller a year after Horton had decided to leave the series.nThe series was inspired by the 1950 film Wagon Master directed by John Ford and starring Ben Johnson, Harry Carey Jr. and Ward Bond, and harkens back to the early widescreen wagon train epic The Big Trail starring John Wayne and featuring Bond in his first major screen appearance playing a supporting role.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S04-E07 November 9th, 1960

Wikipedia

Check Brad Johnson on wikipedia.

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