Frederick Josiah Bradlee III, a writer who also acted on Broadway, died on July 12. Cause of death was not released. He was 84.
Bradlee attended Harvard and Columbia universities, but dropped out to become an actor. He performed in seven plays on Broadway, including “The Happy Days” and “Second Threshold,” then appeared in the touring company productions of “A Winter’s Tale” and “The Man Who Came to Dinner.”
Bradlee later worked as a freelance writer and author. He co-edited the anthology, “Vanity Fair: Selections From America’s Most Memorable Magazine, a Cavalcade of the 1920s and 1930s,” with Cleveland Amory, and wrote the novel, “Esperie.”
In 1973, Bradlee published “A Lady in My Life: Suzette Crowinshield De Gersdorff 1868-1941,” the autobiographical story of the time he spent with his illustrious grandmother. His brother, Ben Bradlee, is the editor at large at The Washington Post.