Recently I posted about Bobby Sherman and his TV show Here Come the Brides. But as a kid I also liked the show due to his co-star pretty dark-haired Bridget Hanley. She was a contract player at Columbia Pictures/Screen Gems and made guest appearances on numerous popular sitcoms including Gidget, The Farmer’s Daughter, Bewitched, Occasional Wife, I Dream of Jeannie, The Flying Nun, etc. Bridget always stood out due to her comedic timing and her mod ’60s hairdos. She was always well-coiffured as the clip below from Love on a Rooftop will prove where she plays Audrey a friend of Judy Carne:

Unbelievably, Bridget never appeared in a film during the Sixties. but once she was paired with teen idol Bobby Sherman on Brides in 1968, Bridget became the most envious girl in the U.S. She was splahsed across sucn magazines as Seventeen, Teen Screen, Tiger Beat, etc. telling Sherman’s female fans what it was like to kiss the actor, what he was like off-screen, etc.

When Here Come the Brides was cancelled in 1970, Bridget continued being very popular on the small screen with guest appearances on The Odd Couple, Nanny and the Professor, Love, American Style (4 appearances), Welcome Back, Kotter, The Rookies, etc. The eighties brought Bridget another hit series playing Barbara Eden’s nemisis on Harper Valley. Though Bridget’s last TV appearance was in 1991 on the reboot of Adam-12, she has been working in local Theatre in LA to this day.



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  • John Black

    Bridget Hanley was from my hometown, Seattle. When she left town in the early sixties, she stated to the local press that she was headed to LA “to find fame and fortune.” She did indeed make good, and apparently without ever succumbing to the temptation to appear in adult magazines or sleaze films. Not that I’m against those forms of entertainment, but Bridget became successful in Hollywood on HER terms. Nice to hear that she’s still acting.

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