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Ed Bradley and Patricia Blanchet Marriage Profile


Ed Bradley and Patricia Blanchet

CBS News Correspondent Ed Bradley and Patricia Blanchet attend the Apollo Theater 2005 Spring Benefit 'The Magic Lives On' at the Apollo Theater June 20, 2005 in New York City.

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Ed Bradley and Patricia Blanchet were married just a few years before his death. Here's information about their marriage.


Edward "Ed" R. Bradley: June 22, 1941 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Patricia Blanchet: c.1965.


Ed: November 9, 2006 from complications associated with chronic lymphocytic leukemia at the age of 65. Ed died at Mount Sinai hospital in New York.

His wife Patricia and friends Jimmy Buffett and Charlayne Hunter-Gault were at his side when he died.

A three-hour memorial service filled with Jazz music was held on November 21, 2006 at Riverside Church in New York City. Those who came to celebrate Ed Bradley's life included musicians, colleagues, and friends such as Jimmy Buffett, Aaron Neville, Wynton Marsalis, Irma Thomas, Allen Toussaint, Andy Rooney, Steve Kroft, Mike Wallace, Lesley Stahl, Walter Cronkite, Dan Rather, Diane Sawyer, Meredith Vierira, Brian Williams, Howard Stern, Rev. Jesse Jackson, Richard Parsons, Paul Simon, Leslie Moonves, and Bill Cosby.

Wedding Date:

Ed and Patricia were married on July 31, 2004 in a small, private ceremony at their home in Aspen, Colorado. Jimmy Buffett provided the wedding music.

Occupations and Interests:

>Ed: Award winning reporter and journalist at CBS. He was on the news show 60 Minutes for 25 years. Before entering news reporting, he was a teacher and disc jockey. Ed was a jazz fan.

Patricia: Artist, photographer, dancer, filmmaker.


Ed and Patricia owned two homes:
  • Near Aspen, in Woody creek, Colorado
  • New York City, New York

Previous Marriages:

Ed had two previous marriages:
  • Dianne ?: Married in 1964 after he graduated from Cheyney State College. The marriage ended in divorce by 1967.
  • Priscilla Coolidge-Jones: Priscilla is a composer and a singer with the trio Walela. Ed and Priscilla were married in 1981 and divorced in 1984.

Quotes About the Marriage of Ed Bradley and Patricia Blanchet:

Ed about relationships: "You know, I think I still have a sense that no matter what you do, no matter what you achieve, no matter how much success you have, no matter how much money you have, relationships are important. The people in your life are important. Meaningful relationships with those people are very important."
Source: Rtndf.org

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