Monday, September 16, 2013
Universal-International contract player BRAD JACKSON
Born in Ann Arbor, MI, in 1928 as Hermann Budlow, Brad Jackson was a member of the Universal-International talent roster in the early 1950s along with the likes of Rock Hudson, Tony Curtis, Piper Laurie and Mamie Van Doren. According to studio publicity, his father had been a good friend of legendary escape artist/magician Harry Houdini and a young Hermann/Brad had begun his performing life as a boy magician in his own right. His screen and television career, with included such Universal westerns as WAR ARROW (1953) and TAZA, SON OF COCHISE (1954), and television Westerns like DEATH VALLEY DAYS and THE LONE RANGER, lasted until the late 1950s.