Ed Bradley

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Birth Name: Ed Bradley
Born: 06/22/1941
Birth Place: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Death Place: New York City, New York, USA
Died: 11/09/2006

Edward Rudolph Bradley Jr. was born on June 22, 1941 in a working-class section of Philadelphia, PA. He was raised, for the most part, by his mother Gladys, who always held down at least two jobs in restaurants, factories, or housekeeping. Young "Butch," as he was called, maintained a pleasant relationship with his father, visiting him in Detroit where he owned a restaurant and a vending machine service and worked more than 16 hours a day. His parents' strong work ethic was an important influence - as was the encouragement of the nuns at the predominantly black Catholic school he attended when he was young. Walter Cronkite also served as an early inspiration to Bradley, who recalled being fa... Continue Bio >>

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