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Alan Ladd

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Biography

Ladd in 1953

Source: Wikipedia

Alan Walbridge Ladd (September 3, 1913 – January 29, 1964) was an American actor and film and television producer. Ladd found success in film the 1940s and early 1950s, particularly in Westerns and film noirs where he was often paired with Veronica Lake. His popularity diminished in the late 1950s, though he continued to appear in popular films until his accidental death due to a lethal combination of alcohol, a barbiturate, and two tranquilizers.

Fact file

  • Born: Alan Walbridge Ladd September 3, 1913 Hot Springs, Arkansas, U.S.
  • Died: January 29, 1964 (aged 50) Palm Springs, California, U.S.
  • Cause of death: Cerebral edema caused by accidental overdose of drugs and alcohol
  • Resting place: Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale
  • Education: North Hollywood High School
  • Occupation: Actor, film and television producer
  • Years active: 1932–64
  • Spouse(s): Marjorie Jane Harrold (m. 1936; div. 1941) Sue Carol (m. 1942–64)
  • Children: Alan Ladd, Jr. (b. 1937) Alana Ladd (b. 1943) David Ladd (b. 1947)
  • Relatives: Jordan Ladd (granddaughter) Shane Ladd (granddaughter)
  • Website: www.cmgww.com/stars/ladd/

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

In the news

The Moviegoer, Aug. 26-Sept. 1
LA Times Entertainme, 2018-08-24 13:00:00
Laemmle Anniversary Classics Director George Stevens’ Shane, the classic 1953 Western about a mysterious gunslinger (Alan Ladd) who defends homesteaders from a ruthless, land-grabbing cattle baron. With Jean Arthur, Van Heflin and Jack Palance. A discussion with David Ladd, Alan’s son, will follow....

'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,” ...

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