James Brady

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Birthday
29, 1940
Birthplace
Centralia, IL
Death Date
Aug 4, 2014 (73)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
29, 1940
Birthplace
Centralia, IL
Death Date
Aug 4, 2014 (73)

About

Former White House Press Secretary and Assistant to President Ronald Reagan who was shot in the head during the 1981 assassination attempt on Reagan by John Hinckley Jr. He was left partially paralyzed as a result and became a strong proponent of gun control for the rest of his career.

Before Fame

In 1982, he graduated from McKendree College, Illinois, with a doctor of laws.

Trivia

The Press Briefing Room in the White House is named after him.

Family Life

He married Sarah Brady in 1973. He has two kids named Melissa Brady and James Scott Brady Jr.

Associated With

HBO made a film about his recovery after the shooting entitled Without Warning: The James Brady Story. He was played by Beau Bridges in the film.