SILVER RIDGE and COVINA, Calif. – Charles Stephen Bradstreet, son of Ellery and Myrtle Bradstreet, was born June 23, 1918, at the family farm on Silver Ridge. His passing occurred Dec. 29, 2004, from heart failure at Covina Hospital. He struck out for California landing in San Francisco and moved south to Los Angeles by the mid 40’s. Tending bars at then famous Hollywood landmarks such as Billingsly’s and Ceros Restaurant. Charles was soon to be discovered by the film industry and had a brief, but accomplished career on the “silver screen.” Within a year he was a featured actor with headline billing in some now classic films, such as, “Abbott and Costello meets Frankenstein” (in which he killed Frankenstein), “Gallant Bess” (he saves the horse, Bess at the end of the movie), and “The Unfinished Dance” (His character persuades child actress, Margaret O’Brien to confess her secret). Ironically the role he played in these films was directly related to his quality of life. Tall, strong, and athletic, he was a giant killer. Handsomely intelligent and poised, his presence was inspiring. His courage and confident determination that of which only heroes project, and during crucial times of overwhelming despair he exudes hope, reassurance, and fortitude, relieving people of their fears, while they regain the spirit to continue the journey of life. Charles lived the final 40 years in the town of San Dimas where, he established a successful business in real estate, as a broker. He was active in local politics and served as the Chamber of Commerce president in San Dimas for one year. A man of vast knowledge, he was an independent thinker, philosophically sound, with inspiring communication skills. His life was long, productive and touching to those who met him. He was a charmed man and well deserving. He is survived by his loving wife, Winnie; caring sister, Mildred; three proud children, Bette, Stephen and Charlie; two grandsons, Jason and Scott. Friend may call 12-1 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 13, 2005, at Bowers Funeral Home, Island Falls with funeral services being held at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Carlton Huntley officiating. Interment will be in the Sherman Cemetery.