I've always admired Jeff and Beau Bridges as actors. Actually, I didn't see many of their father Lloyd Bridges' movies (nor his television films), but have always read that the Bridges family was a 'real' family. Jeff Bridges' daughters' wrote a very moving tribute about their grandmother Dorothy that Jeff shares on his website.
Dorothy Louise Simpson Bridges
September 19, 1915 - February 16, 2009
"She was such a creative person and inspired us all to be creative," said Jeff, recalling that while he and his brother and sister were growing up, their mother devoted an hour a day to each of them to do whatever each child wanted to do — from "making each other up like clowns" to "playing spaceships."