Mr. Bradlee was 84. The Internet Broadway Database lists a "Frederick Bradlee" as having appeared in a handful of plays: Second Threshold (1951), Theatre (1941), The Happy Days (1941), Fledgling (1940) and Dame Nature (1938). The Times reported he was born Frederick Josiah Bradlee III and attended Harvard and Columbia Universities, but dropped out to be an actor.
He wrote articles for magazines and penned a novel called "Esperie" (1967). He also co-edited the anthology, "Vanity Fair: Selections From America's Most Memorable Magazine, a Cavalcade of the 1920's and 1930's."