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James Brady (II) (1940–2014)

James Brady was born on August 29, 1940 in Centralia, Illinois, USA as James Scott Brady. He was married to Sarah Brady and Sue Beh. He died on August 4, 2014 in Alexandria, Virginia, USA. See full bio »

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Law & Disorder: The Insanity Defense
Law & Disorder: The Insanity Defense Himself - White House Press Secretary, 1981-1988
The 44th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards
The 44th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards Himself - Audience Member
Secret Service
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 2016 Brady and Goliath: Gunfight on Capitol Hill (Documentary) (filming)
 2016 Law & Disorder: The Insanity Defense (Documentary)
Himself - White House Press Secretary, 1981-1988
 1995 Frontline (TV Series documentary)
- Who's Afraid of Rupert Murdoch? (1995) ... Himself
 1993 Secret Service (TV Series)
- The Assassin (1993) ... Himself
 1992 The 44th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (TV Special)
Himself - Audience Member
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 2014 Shepard Smith Reporting (TV Series)
- Episode dated 4 August 2014 (2014) ... Himself (uncredited)
 2013 Crimes of the Century (TV Mini-Series)
Himself - White House Press Secretary
- The Shooting of Ronald Reagan (2013) ... Himself - White House Press Secretary
 2004 Inside the U.S. Secret Service (TV Movie documentary)
Himself - Reagan Press Secretary
 1992 Stalking the President: A History of American Assassins (Documentary)
Himself - Wounded by Hinckley
 1981 Faces of Death II (Documentary)
Himself (uncredited)
 1981 Showtime Looks at 1981 (TV Movie documentary)
Himself - Press Secretary

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1 Biographical Movie | 1 Portrayal | See more »

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[on the National Rifle Association's complaint to Congress that a seven-day waiting period would inconvenience "legitimate" gun buyers] I need help getting out of bed, help taking a shower, and help getting dressed, and -- damn it -- I need help going to the bathroom . . . I guess I'm paying for their "convenience". See more »


White House press secretary for President Ronald Reagan who was shot in the head during John Hinckley's unsuccessful attempt to assassinate Reagan in March 1981. The bullet severely damaged the right side of Brady's brain, leaving his left arm and leg paralyzed, impairing his short-term memory, and slightly slurring his speech. As a result, he challenged the powerful gun lobby, the National Rifle... See more »


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