Bradford Dillman, Star of Broadway’s Original Long Day’s Journey Into Night, Dies at 87

Obituaries   Bradford Dillman, Star of Broadway’s Original Long Day’s Journey Into Night, Dies at 87
 
Dillman won a Golden Globe as “Most Promising Newcomer” in 1959.
Bradford Dillman
Bradford Dillman ABC

Bradford Dillman, who created the role of younger brother Edmund Tyrone in the original Broadway production of Eugene O’Neill’s Long Day’s Journey Into Night, died January 16 at the age of 87. His death, which followed pneumonia complications, was confirmed to Deadline by manager and spokesperson Ted Gekis.

Mr. Dillman made his Broadway debut in the O’Neill epic, earning a 1957 Theatre World Award for his breakout performance. He went on to appear in 1962’s short-lived The Fun Couple.

A year after Long Day’s Journey Into Night, Dillman co-starred in the film In Love and War, earning a Golden Globe Award for Most Promising Newcomer. He was also nominated for an Emmy in 1963 for the episode “The Voice of Charlie Pont” from the Fred Astaire-hosted Alcoa Premiere.

His additional screen credits include Compulsion, The Way We Were, The Enforcer, and the 1973 film adaptation of The Iceman Cometh.

Mr. Dillman is survived by his children Jeffrey, Pamela, Charlie, Christopher, Dinah, and stepdaughter Georgia.

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