Bradley Rubidge died July 20, 1998, in NYC. A third-generation Tiger, following his grandfather David W. '26 and his father, D. Bruce '53, Brad came to Princeton from Shadyside Academy. Affectionately known as Boots to his friends (due to his enthusiastic participation in R.O.T.C.), he was a talented linguist and majored in comparative literature. In sports, he earned a small "P" in the epee and sabre on the fencing team. Articulate and witty, Brad also performed in such plays as Julius Caesar and Beyond the Fringe, provided voices for WPRB's The Children's Hour, and sang with The Offbeats.
After college he was a Fulbright scholar at the U. of Brussels and worked in France, Italy, and at the U. of Muenster before earning an MA in philosophy and an MA and doctorate in comparative literature from Stanford. He was a visiting professor at the U. of Chicago and in 1994 became assistant professor of French at New York U. Not long thereafter he took up ballroom dancing, through which he met his wife, Jane Real, a choreographer and educator with an MA in dance from UCLA. Brad's students and colleagues at NYU cited his warmth and commitment to scholarship and teaching.
His Princeton classmates express their deep sympathy and condolences to his wife, parents, twin brother Bill, and sister Cindy.
The Class of 1980