That is the best thing someone can say about a person. It is especially telling when someone who sees you on a regular basis shares this opinion with strangers. Last week I heard this about Bradley Bell.
To be honest, this one character reference was the reason I gave a second thought to CBS showing the streets of Skid Row on The Bold and the Beautiful. It made me hope that the perspective shown would be accurate and sincere.
Bradley is the son of the creators of The Bold and the Beautiful, William J. and Lee Phillip Bell. Or should I say that the creators of Bradley also made a television series? Either way, Mr Bell is both Bold and Beautiful.
Why are you homeless? According to an interview with TV Guide, Mr. Bell wrote this question down and kept it at his desk for years until he found the right time and story line to present it. In presenting the answers, he took care to find a variety of people who came to homelessness from several paths. He presented them with dignity and connected with one of the best service providers ; The Union Rescue Mission. When I say connected with the URM, I mean it. He did not just show the outside of the building or mention it in passing. Mr. Bell let his work mingle with that of the Union Rescue Mission and I have heard that The Bold and the Beautiful will be serving Thanksgiving dinner there – most likely unfilmed and without pomp.
For tastefully bringing an unpleasant circumstance, that is becoming a reality for many families, into a fantasy show – and for inspiring praise from those who know him – Bradley Bell is our Hero of the Week.