Windy city times news archive alan ladd he was cold, indifferent, cruel, ruthless, calm, hard, bitter, and handsome. Alan ladd height, weight, age, bio, measurements, net. He overcame playground taunts by excelling at athletics, and he was a standout swimmer and. Alan walbridge ladd alan ladd, in full alan walbridge ladd, born september 3, 19, hot springs, ark. Allen ludden born allen packard ellsworth, october 5, 1917 june 9, 1981 was an american television personality, actor, emcee and game show host, perhaps best known for having hosted various incarnations of the game show password between 1961 and 1980. Alan ladd delivers consistently in this popular radio series of adventures as wwii veteranwriter dan holiday seeking plot lines mainly across southern california. Alan ladd, american motion picture actor most noted for roles in which he portrayed detectives, cowboys, and war heroes. He was the most handsome man ive ever seen, so charismatic. Quotations by alan ladd, american actor, born september 3, 19. Alan walbridge ladd was an american film actor ladd was born in hot springs, arkansas to an american father and an englishamerican mother.
Alan ladd died on january 29, 1964 in palm springs, california of an overdose of pills and alcohol, aged 50 years. He was buried at forest lawn in glendale, california. His father died of a heart attack when ladd was four. Alan walbridge ladd was born in hot springs, arkansas, the only child of ina raleigh aka selina. After his father died suddenly, he and his mother were left destitute, and ladd was. Ladd, the life, the legend, the legacy of alan ladd. Drake said that an autopsy would be performed tomorrow. This is the entire 1948 season plus a few from 1949, some other radio and film roles, and a synopsis of his film career. He removed his shirt whenever he could, and in the words of critic richard. Most people believe alan ladd committed suicide, but the details surrounding his death are so convoluted no one can be sure what really happened. Often paired with diminutive star alan ladd, the couple made seven films together. Ladds final film, the carpetbaggers, was released later that year. Alan died on january 29th, 1964 and his death was because of an overdose of alcohol and several other drugs. American actor and producer alan ladd was found dead in his palm springs home on january 29, 1964, states wikipedia.
Alan ladd would have been 50 years old at the time of death or 101 years old today. Alan lake was born in stokeontrent, staffordshire on 24 november 1940. History is often guilty of erring on the side of sensationalism but in ladd s case suicide is the logical assumption. Ladd had a hardscrabble childhood and spent years on the fringes of hollywood as a grip and a radio actor before getting his lucky break. Alan ladd is a professional american actor and film and television producer. Alan ladd could have been one of many married fathers, both in hollywood and elsewhere, who had a relatively easy time moonlighting in same sex relationships. Died january 29, 1964 aged 50 palm springs, california, u. For a short stretch in the 1940s, alan ladd was hollywoods newest golden boy. While making his way in hollywood, he worked as a carpenter, radio actor, lifeguard and gas station attendant. Ladd found success in film the 1940s and early 1950s, particularly in westerns and film. Alan ladd was in several bgrade movies early on in his career, then hit it big as the coldblooded killer, raven, in 1941s this gun for hire. His other siblings include carol lee ladd born 1932, aka c.
In january 1964 he was found dead from cerebral edema brought on by a mixture of alcohol and sedatives. His death, although suspected to be suicide was officially ruled to be accidental. Alan lake 24 november 1940 10 october 1984 was an english actor, best known as the third husband of screen star diana dors. While making his way in hollywood, he worked as a carpenter, radio actor. Illequipped for stardom, the actor was never convinced of his talent nor. Alan ladd was born on september 3, 19 and died on january 29, 1964.
The dangerous gay double life of actor alan bates daily. His last movie the carpetbaggers was released a couple of months after his death. Alan ladd was a famous hollywood star of 1940s and 50s, who was known for working in some of the best movies of his times. But a new book reveals that this witty and warmhearted man lived a tormented double. During the 1940s ladd, who was short, blonde and blueeyed, played mostly tough guys in movies such as the glass key and the blue dahlia. At first it was out of necessity as ladd was just 5 feet five while lake was 4 feet 11 inch but the pair had undeniable onscreen chemistry for a short time during the early 1940s, veronica was at the height of hollywood stardom. Ladd was a fan of the 1926 version and later starred in the remake, the great gatsby 1949, in the hopes of being taken seriously as a dramatic actor. The autopsy findings reported by the bulletin state that one type of barbiturate, alcohol and two types of tranquilizers were present in ladds system. On january 29, 1964, at age fifty, alan ladd was found dead at his. Ill equipped for stardom, the actor was never convinced of his talent nor.
He is the father of actress alana ladd, actorproducer david ladd, and. Alan ladd born on september 3rd, 19 was an filmactor who was best known for something. Yet on january 29, 1964, at the age of fifty, he died, alone, from a combination of pills and alchohol. Guest blogger presents this captivating look at the life and death of a true hollywood original. Alan ladd was known for playing bad guys in a new way winning. Ladd found success in film in the 1940s and early 1950s, particularly in westerns such as shane 1953 and in films noirs. Alan died on january 29th, 1964 and his death was because. Double indemnity touch of evil this gun for hire the glass key phantom lady and more. As a dad, alan ladd walked tall alan ladd walked tall pauline kirkham apr 6,2018 3. He was the only child of an accountant father, alan ladd. Alan ladd biography birthday, trivia american actor who2.
She was an actress, known for duel of champions 1961, 77 sunset strip 1958 and guns of the timberland 1960. Alan ladd, date of birth, place of birth, date of death. Article details the life, death, and film career of alan ladd. After appearing in a dozen roles of less prominence initially, ladd left a lasting impression on the minds of audiences through his memorable roles in films like rulers of the sea. David ladd born february 5, 1947 is an american producer and former actor. I wish so much he hadnt gone so soon, it upsets me still. I have the face of an aging choirboy and the build of an undernourished featherweight. Actor to play nevada smith in film version of novel by a. Alan bates was one of britains most charismatic actors with rugged good looks that made women adore him. His siblings are alana ladd jackson, carol lee ladd, and alan ladd jr. Yet robert preston said, he was an awfully good actor. In january 1964 he was found dead, apparently due to an accidental.
Cause of death cerebral edema caused by accidental overdose of drugs and alcohol1 spouses marjorie jane harrold m. Alan walbridge ladd was an american actor and film and television producer. Alan walbridge ladd was born in hot springs, arkansas, the only child of ina raleigh. Alan ladd died on january 29, 1964, having just turned fifty on september 3. From his first great hit, this gun for hire, in 1942, to his last, the carpetbaggers, released posthumously in 1964, he had made 47 films. In rebel without a cause 1955, plato played by sal mineo keeps a photograph of ladd in his school. After he suffered through a litany of flops, alan ladds last screen appearance was among the highestgrossing pictures of 1964. Cause of alan ladds death to be determined by tests the. The tragic real life story of shane star alan ladd paste magazine. He is best known as an american actor in the role of shane in the 1953 western movie of the same name.
A handsome man of few words, he was considered short in statue being fivefeetseveninches according to his army records. Alan walbridge ladd september 3, 19 january 29, 1964 was an american actor and film. Alan ladd biowiki, net worth, married 2018 alan walbridge ladd september 3, 19 january 29, 1964 was an american actor and film and television producer. Alana ladd was born on april 21, 1943 in hollywood, california, usa as alana susan ladd. He often portrayed a solitary hero with a conscience and is best known for his title role in the classic western shane 1953. Owing to a clerical error, he was inaccurately included in the cast credits for born to.46 1462 1447 843 674 21 962 952 144 981 43 1344 1177 208 1333 299 284 91 722 209 1523 759 967 1498 2 139 715 1101 663 1576 107 1399 1127 347 1048 76 157 29 809 872 349 1289 1132 1480 193 1169