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Scott Brady (September 13, 1924April 16, 1985) was an American film actor.

Born Gerard Kenneth Tierney in Brooklynmarker, New Yorkmarker, he was the younger brother to a fellow actor, Lawrence Tierney, Brady began his film career after taking drama classes after World War II (where he was a Navy boxing champ). The actor specialized in tough-guy roles in films like He Walked by Night, Canon City and Johnny Guitar. He appeared regularly on the 1970s cop show, Police Story. He played lead to Clint Eastwood's third billing in Ambush at Cimarron Pass which Eastwood is quoted as saying was "probably the lousiest western ever made." His last film role was in the 1984 movie Gremlins. He is often confused with his brother, Lawrence Tierney, whom he resembles. Brady was a lumberjack early in life before taking up acting.

He was originally offered the role of Archie Bunker in All in the Family in 1971 and turned it down , though he subsequently appeared on the series in the episode "Edith's Night Out." He played Shirley Feeney's father Jack Feeney in episode 32 of Laverne & Shirley which aired 2/15/1977. He also starred in the offbeat western Shotgun Slade from 1959-61.Brady died from pulmonary fibrosis at the age of 60. Other sources have the cause as emphysema.




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