Bridget Hedison
1944 - 2016
BORN
1944
DIED
2016
February 22, 2016 Bridget Hedison, wife of actor David Hedison and mother of Alexandra and Serena Hedison, died of breast cancer in the loving arms of her family on February 22. She was 71 years old. Bridget was born on April 16th 1944 in Cape Town, South Africa where she remained until she was fourteen years of age. Unhappy with the political landscape, Bridget's mother Renée returned to her native England in order to give Bridget a different upbringing. From Torquay and then London, Bridget completed her education in the UK where she was an excellent student. Her strong gift for languages and her brilliant mind brought her to study in Paris where she became fluent in French. In her late teens and early twenties, Bridget continued to travel the world. In 1967 while in Positano, Italy, she met the love of her life, actor David Hedison (The Fly, Voyage To The Bottom of the Sea). They married at the Brompton Oratory in London in 1968 and soon after moved to Los Angeles. In the 1970's Bridget and David raised their two daughters in Malibu, which was one of the happiest times of her life. In 1980, the Hedisons moved to Beverly Hills, to the house that became her home for the rest of her life. Bridget was a brilliant cook and their hilltop canyon home was always the magnet and meeting point for countless friends and family. She was endlessly interested and informed about international politics and culture, and spoke many languages. Bridget was truly a citizen of the world. After their girls were grown, Bridget channeled her longtime love of gardens and started a successful landscape design business. Her garden designs grace some of the most spectacular properties in Los Angeles and beyond. Bridget is survived by her husband David, her daughters Alexandra, a fine art photographer and home designer, Serena, a film and television producer, and daughter in law Jodie Foster, a film actress and director. Bridget is remembered with love by her family in South Africa and London. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Bridget's memory to Manage Cancer, a cancer resource website that provides free services to those who are in need of financial support. http://managecancer.org/
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Published by Los Angeles Times on Feb. 28, 2016.
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Sounds like a wonderful family... God bless you and your family.. I was a fan of your husband and seems like he had a loving wife and family..
Frank Crecco
Acquaintance
February 9, 2021
I am so very sorry David and family.
Joseph Anderson
November 21, 2018
Robin Searle
December 3, 2017
May the light of heaven be her rest and your hope until you meet again.
Eternal rest grant unto her, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon her. May she rest in peace. Amen
Father John Ealey
July 20, 2017
Dear David, I have just learned of your wife's passing and I hope you are finding comfort in fond memories of a great life together. My best friend growing up in Florida, once told me her mother was your cousin and, I always wondered about that. Her mom was Mary Kassabian, from Boston and Armenian. Mary passed just this April at 89 years of age, she lived in San Francisco. Peace be with you.
Linda Lewis
Friend
May 2, 2017
So very sorry to hear about your loss. My heart goes out to you.
Kathleen Serrano
March 12, 2017
just read about the sad loss of Mrs Hedison, my thoughts go to David and family.
Lord gregory
January 31, 2017
am so so sorry to hear the loss of an amazing lady
steve peterson
November 20, 2016
Rose Sharon
September 25, 2016
I was shocked and saddened to hear (belatedly) of the loss of your loving wife to breast cancer. May the peace of God be upon you.
Dedra Thomas
July 12, 2016
Dear David,

I am very sorry for your great loss. I hope that you find comfort in knowing that someday we will all rejoice in an eternal heaven.

Many Blessings,
Dr. Nestor Collazo
July 10, 2016
I so sorry to know in this moment, that you have a great loss, I pray for her, she is in the heaven with God.
Norma Esparza
May 12, 2016
Dear David, I was so sad to hear of your great loss. My prayers are with you and your family .
Nancy Rentz
April 28, 2016
So sorry to here of your family's loss.
Tony Perez
April 18, 2016
Dear David,
I am so sorry for the loss of your beloved wife. I pray for you and your children. You have my heartfelt condolences.
Amanda Kelley
April 16, 2016
Mr. Hedison and Family-

It was with great sadness that I learned of the recent passing of your dear wife Bridget. From what I knew of her through the media, she was a great lady. You were blessed with almost 50 yrs. together. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.
Heaven surely opened wide to welcome such a sweet soul.

Diane Ferrier
Parma Heights, Ohio
A Long Time Fan
April 8, 2016
Dear David and Family,
Please accept my deepest condolences for your loss. My heart and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

Please know that your fans consider themselves your friends and sincerely sorrow for your pain.

With love and prayers,
Lynn
April 8, 2016
You were a role model for women everywhere. A loving wife and mother with her own mind and interests. You are what every woman should inspire to be. You will be missed and never forgotten.
Erin Harreld
March 17, 2016
Please accept my deepest sympathy and condolences.
Yvonne Thirlaway
March 13, 2016
Sincere condolences goes out to the Hedison family for your sad loss.
March 10, 2016
My condolences on the loss of such a lovely woman. Reading the words, I see a woman who lived a life full of love, laughter and adventure. I know the memories you share will in time ease the pain of loss.
Carol Jacobs
March 10, 2016
Mr Hedison,so sorry to hear about your wife's passing. You both had a beautiful love story that lasted 30plus years which is rare these days. May God comfort you and your family during this time. From a lifelong fan from the Lone Star State, Argerine Jordan. Houston,TX
Argerine Jordan
March 10, 2016
Dear Mr. Hedison,

We are deeply saddened to hear of your lovely wife Bridget's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.


Ms. Gerry Lenaghan
Brampton,Ontario
Canada
March 9, 2016
Dear David
I will pray for you to find comfort and peace at this difficult time
From Rosario, Argentina a fan lifetime
Lily Lopez
March 8, 2016
Dear David,
I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your beloved wife, Bridget. I extend my deepest condolences to you, your daughters, as well as the rest of your family. I wish that there was some small way that I could express this message to you personally.
May you and your family know of no more sorrow, only happiness.
Sending my love.
Love, your "Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea" fan,
Yaela
Yaela
March 8, 2016
So sorry to hear about your loss. I'm praying for strength for David and his family.
Linda How
March 7, 2016
So sorry for your loss
Margaret Wurth
March 7, 2016
My deepest sympathies to you and your family on your loss. To be surrounded by those we love in adversity is the greatest comfort and holds true both for those who leave and those who stay. My thoughts are with you and yours.
Cynthia Romer
March 6, 2016
Dear Mr. Hedison,

Please accept my condolences on the death of your wife Bridget. The love and support of your family and friends will be a great comfort to you in the following days and weeks. Please know that you are in the hearts and minds of many, many people. With heartfelt sympathy.
Beth Rheude
March 6, 2016
You and your daughters have been in my thoughts and prayers David. I have been a fan of yours for many years and still have the scrapbook I made that includes the article "The Captain Ties the Nuptial Knot" - I remember being so happy for you that you found Bridget. I am so, so sorry to hear about her passing. I hope you find some comfort in remembering all you were lucky to do, share, and accomplish
together, and also some comfort in knowing how many people are thinking of you at this difficult time and sending their love.
Bette Grolz Ribis
March 6, 2016
David, my most heartfelt condolences from a fan...........
Anthony Hunt
March 6, 2016
My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Linda Thoma
March 6, 2016
Mr. Hedison and Family,

I was saddened to hear of your loss. You have my sincere condolences for the loss of your lovely wife / mother. Prayers to all to help carry you through the up coming weeks and months.

Respectfully submitted,

Rob Dea
Robert Dea
March 6, 2016
Condolences and prayers for You David and your Family . She will live on in your heart for ever.
Denise Doughten
March 6, 2016
My thoughts and prayers go out to Mr Hedison and his lovely daughters. It must be so hard after such a lifetime together
Kathleen Stapley
March 6, 2016
So sorry for your loss.
Linda Peters
March 6, 2016
Thoughts go out to you and your family at this time of loss and sorrow, to David Hedison and his family.
Lisa Bates
March 6, 2016
Dear David, My deepest condolences to you and your daughters.
Mary Ruiter
March 6, 2016
Words are such a weak vehicle for expressing a loss such as this. Nevertheless, I'm so sorry for the loss of a life partner, a mother, and a friend. I hope Mr. Hedison and his daughters console and support each other through this period of grief. Please know that David's fans send them their love, hoping to sustain them till they can see the beauty and joy of life again.
Theresa G.
March 5, 2016
With deepest sympathy to David and family. To be truly loved is never to be forgotten.
Janet Morris
March 5, 2016
Words just cannot express the sorrow we feel for your terrible loss.

Be assured we will keep you and the girls in our thoughts and prayers and in our hearts at this tragic time.
Carol Foss
March 5, 2016
Dear Mr. Hedison and family --

My condolences on your recent loss. You are in my prayers.
Sherry Lassiter
March 2, 2016
We are so sorry to learn of the passing of dear Bridget. We will remember her as a wonderful person. We will be thinking of you for a long, long time.

Rolf and Gina Berschneider
Rolf Berschneider
March 2, 2016
So sad to hear of the loss of your beloved wife. Please take comfort in the support of friends, family and all of your devoted fans. It saddens us all. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.She was loved and will be missed.
Gail Rusk
March 1, 2016
I knew and admired Bridget when she came to my program for women leaders. She was certainly a leader in her life, her relationships and her role in the world. I send my condolences to her family and I will miss her and will have her memory with me as alive. Love, Joan Goldsmith
joan goldsmith
March 1, 2016
I have been a fan of David Hedison's since Voyage premiered on network TV in 1964. I have collected many items from the different movie magazines in print back then. I have saved the clippings and articles from when David married the love of his life, Bridget in 1968. I was fortunate to have the opportunity to meet David in person at the 50th Anniversary of Voyage at the Westin at LAX in LA year before last. I was shocked and saddened to learn of Bridget's passing. I wish to give my heartfelt sympathy to David and the family for their recent loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
Keri Teach
March 1, 2016
So sorry for your loss. My condolences to all who knew and loved her.
Beth Kauffman
March 1, 2016
So sad to hear of the passing of Bridget Hedison. My prayers go out to the family.
Susan Kite
February 29, 2016
My thoughts and prayers to the Hedison Family. From a loyal Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea fan since I was 11 years old. May she rest in peace.
Terri Allum
February 29, 2016
My thoughts and prayers go out to Mrs. Hedison's family and friends. The loss of a loved one is so difficult.
February 29, 2016
Dear David,

We are so sorry to hear of Bridget's passing. Please know that we are holding you and your family close to our hearts during this difficult time. Sending hugs and prayers.

John and Nancy Appelhof
John and Nancy Appelhof
February 29, 2016
R.I.P. Mrs Hedison. Prays to your family!
James Ward
February 29, 2016
So sad to hear of your loss, sending lots of love to you and your family at this difficult time x
Charlotte & Janet Cox
February 29, 2016
So sorry for your loss. Stay strong!
Linda Tabil
February 29, 2016
I would like to offer my deepest condolences to you and and your family.
Wendy Flintoft
February 29, 2016
Hold tight to memories for comfort, lean on your friends and family for strength, and always remember how much you are loved.
Pauline Owers
February 29, 2016
Dearest David,
I just wanted to let you know that all of us fans are deeply saddened to hear of the loss of your beautiful wife Bridget and our hearts go out to you and your family. Please accept my kind thoughts and condolences at this tough time in your life and remember that we all love you and always will.
Sally Faulkner
February 29, 2016
I am so very sorry for your loss. There are no words. You and your family are in my prayers.
Roberta Janasz-Nagle
February 28, 2016
Mr. Hedison, very sorry for your loss, my condolences, and prayers.
John P
February 28, 2016
My sincere condolences, David, to you and your family on the loss of your wife, Bridget. I am so glad that she was able to pass at home, surrounded by your love. I know that she will live on in the hearts and memories of all who knew and loved her. You are in my prayers.
CJ Lewis
February 28, 2016
My deepest condolences go out to you David in this most difficult time. I will be praying for you and your family as you enter this period of grieving .I pray that the Lord of all creation will bring you the peace and comfort that only he can and make his presence in your life known more fully then ever before as the months ahead unfold.
God Bless you David.
Phillip Stokely
February 28, 2016
Dear David and family, my sincerest condolences on this horrible loss. Please remember, she lives on always in your heart and through your girls. I am so sorry.
Nancy LaFlure
February 28, 2016
My sympathies to the family. Losing a loved one is never easy. Prayers for strength and peace. Remember the happy times.
Cindy Bartolotta
February 28, 2016
'Tis a life, well lived.

My deepest condolences on your loss.
Helen Howerton
February 28, 2016
So Sorry For Your Loss
anna lawrence
February 28, 2016
Dear David, Alexandria, Serena, Jodie, and your entire family:

We are deeply saddened by the great loss of your beloved wife and mother, Bridget. There is an Eskimo poem, which is most fitting and touching to the loving memory of Bridget. "Perhaps they are not stars in the sky, but rather openings, where our loved ones shine down to let us know they are happy."

You are in our hearts and our prayers, during this difficult time.

Our Love Always, Devoted fans of David,
Mary Kay and Gary Gordon (Washington, PA)
February 28, 2016
Sending my sincere sympathy to you all on the loss of this lovely lady. Another star in the heavens tonight. xxx
Sue Trent
February 28, 2016
Deepest sympathy to David & the family.

Ley Edgecombe
February 28, 2016
My thoughts and prayers to David, Alexandra and Serena on the loss of Bridget....your beautiful wife and mother.
Marianne Springer
February 28, 2016
May love and laughter help you through this sad time.
Beth Summerhayes
February 28, 2016
You have my deepest sympathy on the loss of your wife, Bridget. My prayers are with you, Alexandra and Serena.
Janet Robertson
February 28, 2016
Alexandra and family, please accept my condolences on the loss of your beautiful Bridget. I wish you peace during this time of adjustment and hope that your memories of her will always fill your hearts with happiness and love.
Rachel Thompson
February 28, 2016
Heartfelt sympathy to David and his family for their loss.
Margaret McCarthy
February 28, 2016
There are no words that can made a difference, only words that let you know you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Linda Everest
February 28, 2016
We will both miss her. My deepest condolences to you and Alexandra and Serena and anyone else who loved her for her kindness and wit and generous nature.
Diane and John Kachmar
February 28, 2016
I didn't know Bridget was sick but she has been on my mind a lot the last few weeks. David, you and your family are in my prayers. You were such partners and best friends, I can only begin to imagine the hole in your life. What I do know is that when the pain eases some, and in the stillness you all will know she is close by, giving you love, advice and that sweet smile.
Warmly
Susan
Susan Pitlik Mullins
February 28, 2016
Condolences to David and his family. A light in your life has left you, but will not be forgotten
Sue Clark
February 28, 2016
All my condolences for all the family
February 28, 2016
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