Bradbury, Basil Calvin (June 22, 1929 - June 14, 1993)

Basil Calvin Bradbury

Douglas Budget - June 23, 1993

Services for Basil Calvin Bradbury, 63, were held June 18, at the family home in Glenrock.

Mr. Bradbury died June 14, 1993, at the Converse County Memorial Hospital.

He was born June 22, 1929,, in Bend, Ore., the son of Walter Charles and Eva Foster (Woods) Bradbury.

He was raised and educated in the Bend area and spent his early years enjoying the environment.

The family homestead provided Basil's first exposure to adventure and the outdoor lifestyle.

Basil spent five years during the Korean Conflict serving as an aerial motion picture cameraman/combat air crewman with Carrier Airgroup VII.

He became director of photography at the U.S. Naval Photographic Center, Naval Air Station in Washington, D.C., and engaged in documenting important events of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

During this time he filmed the sound stage portions of the series "Victory at Sea" and filmed underwater sequences for major film productions such as "Frogmen," starring Richard Widmark.

Basil has a long list of theatrical, documentary, television, military, industrial, educational, environmental and commercial films to his credit.

He worked as a producer, director, director of photography and editor in the motion picture industry in Hollywood for more than 30 years.

He spent several years in Alaska engaged in the production of motion pictures with Lowell Thomas were he also became a registered guide and pilot.

Basil has been involved in safaris and hunting expeditions on all six continents. He has collected more than 200 different species of big game animals of which 195 individual trophies are eligible for inclusion in the record books of the world's game.

Basil was the recipient of many awards for exploration and record trophies and was presented the "Oscar" of the hunting world in 1973, the prestigious Weatherby Award.

For several years Basil was the editor of Petersen's Hunting magazine and the Wild Sheep magazine for the Foundation for North American Wild Sheep in Cody.

He helped form the International Blackpowder Hunting Association which publishes the magazine, "Blackpowder Hunting."

A museum has been formed displaying over 100 trophies collected by Basil. Any IBHA members passing through Wyoming are invited to stop in for a visit.

He is survived by his wife, Debra A. Bradbury.

The Converse Funeral Chapel was in charge of the arrangements.


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