Biography

Pert, well-proportioned actress/dancer Grace Bradley appeared in such Broadway musical revues as Strike Me Pink and The Little Show before heading for Hollywood in 1933. Specializing in hard-boiled roles, the redheaded performer was seen in such melodious musical films as Anything Goes (1936) and Wake Up and Live (1937). She married "Hopalong Cassidy" star William Boyd in 1937. Grace continued to appear in lesser films into the 1940s; her best showing during this period was as the ex-burlesque-queen wife of William Bendix in a trio of Hal Roach "streamliners." In her later years, Grace Bradley busied herself with attempting to secure the legal rights to her late husband's 66 "Hopalong Cassidy" features. She died at age 97 in 2010. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi