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Thomas Braden (1917–2009)

Thomas Braden was born on February 22, 1917 in Greene, Iowa, USA as Thomas Wardell Braden. He was a writer, known for Eight Is Enough (1977), Eight Is Enough: A Family Reunion (1987) and An Eight Is Enough Wedding (1989). He was married to Joan Vermillion Ridley. He died on April 3, 2009 in Denver, Colorado, USA. See full bio »


(age 92) in Denver, Colorado, USA

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 1989 An Eight Is Enough Wedding (TV Movie) (characters from novel "Eight Is Enough" - as Thomas W. Braden)
 1987 Eight Is Enough: A Family Reunion (TV Movie) (novel "Eight is Enough" - as Thomas W. Braden)
 1977-1981 Eight Is Enough (TV Series) (book - 112 episodes)
- Father Knows Best? (1981) ... (book)
- Goals (1981) ... (book)
- Starting Over (1981) ... (book)
- The Idolbreaker: Part 2 (1981) ... (book)
- The Idolbreaker: Part 1 (1981) ... (book)
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 1986-1988 Crossfire (TV Series)
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- Episode dated 25 January 1988 (1988) ... Himself - Host
- Rock 'n' Roll Ruckus (1986) ... Co-host (as Tom Braden)
 1975 The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (TV Series)
- Episode dated 28 October 1975 (1975) ... Himself (as Tom Braden)
 1975 World in Action (TV Series documentary)
- The Rise and Fall of the C.I.A.: Part 3 (1975) ... Himself (as Tom Braden)
- The Rise and Fall of the C.I.A.: Part 2 (1975) ... Himself (as Tom Braden)
- The Rise and Fall of the C.I.A.: Part 1 (1975) ... Himself (as Tom Braden)
 1967 The Joey Bishop Show (TV Series)
- Episode #1.23 (1967) ... Himself
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 2012 How to Survive a Plague (Documentary)

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His children are David Braden of Taipei, Taiwan; Mary Poole of Alexandria, VA; Susan Braden of Takoma Park, MD.; Joannie Braden, Nancy Basta and Elizabeth Braden, all of Denver, CO; and Nicholas Braden of Washington, D.C. Son Tommy, the seventh of his eight children, died in 1994. He has 12 grandchildren. See more »

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