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Alan Ladd Jr.

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Alan Ladd, Jr. (born October 22, 1937 in Los Angeles, California, USA) is an American film industry executive and producer. He is famous for giving George Lucas the go-ahead to make Star Wars. He is the son of actor Alan Ladd. Ladd received the 2,348th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Friday, September 28, 2007. He started in films as an agent in 1963. In 1969, Ladd moved to London to produce, making nine films. He returned to the States in 1973 to become Head of Creative Affairs at 20th Century Fox. Within three very successful years Ladd was President of Fox. Star Wars and Alien were a few of the classics during his tenure. But in 1979 Ladd left his position to found his own production company, The Ladd Company. He enjoyed great successes with comedies like Night Shift and Police Academy and Oscar Winners The Right Stuff and Best Picture, Chariots of Fire. The company also produced the cult classic Blade Runner. In 1985, Ladd joined MGM/UA, eventually becoming Chairman and CEO

Fact file

  • Born: Alan Walbridge Ladd Jr. October 22, 1937 (age 81)Los Angeles, California, United States
  • Nationality: American
  • Occupation: Film producer
  • Years active: 1963–present
  • Spouse(s): Patricia Ann (1959–1983)Cindra Ladd (1985–present)
  • Children: Kelliann LaddTracy LaddAmanda LaddChelsea Ladd
  • Parent(s): Alan LaddMarjorie Jane Harrold
  • Relatives: David Ladd (half-brother)

Read more about Alan Ladd Jr. at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

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'Braveheart' Producer -- Files for Divorce From Bill Cosby Accuser
TMZ, 2016-10-22 07:10:00
Oscar-winning producer and entertainment exec Alan Ladd Jr., who’s backed films like “Braveheart” and “Chariots of Fire,” is ending his nearly 30-year marriage. If the name Cindra Ladd sounds familiar, it’s…

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Variety, 2016-08-12 14:00:39
When Alan Ladd Jr. was president of 20th Century Fox Pictures in the 1970s, he greenlit “Star Wars” and “Alien.” That alone ensures him a place in Hollywood history. But his career also includes a third sci-fi classic — “Blade Runner” — as well as “The Omen,” “Young Frankenstein,” “Braveheart,” ...

Alan Ladd Jr. Lists Beverly Hills Mini-Mansion
Variety, 2015-05-11 19:16:26
SELLERS: Cindra Ladd and Alan Ladd Jr. LOCATION: Beverly Hills, Calif. PRICE: $9.995 million SIZE: 5,680 square feet, 5 bedrooms, 5.5 bathrooms YOUR MAMA’S NOTES: Former MGM chairman and all-around Hollywood heavyweight Alan Ladd Jr. hoisted his English Country cottage-style mini-mansion in Beverly Hills on the open market with an ...

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