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Birthday: September 3, 1913
Place: Hot Springs, Arkansas, USA
Height: 5' 5"
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Alan Ladd's mother immigrated from England age 19. His accountant father died when he was four. At age five he burned his apartment playing with matches, and his mother moved them to Oklahoma City. He was malnourished, undersized, and nicknamed Tiny. His mother married a house painter who moved them to California a la "Grapes of Wrath" when he was eight. He picked fruit, delivered papers, and swept stores. In high school he discovered track and swimming. By 1931 he was training for the 1932 Olympics, but an injury put an end to those plans. He opened a hamburger stand called Tiny's Patio, and later worked as a grip at Warner Brothers Pictures. He married friend Midge in 1936 but couldn't afford her, so they lived apart. In 1937 they shared a friend's apartment. They had a son,Alan Ladd Jr., and his destitute alcoholic mother moved in with them, her agonizing suicide from ant poison witnessed a few months later by her son.His size and coloring were regarded as not right for movies, so he worked hard at radio where talent scout and former actress Sue Carol discovered him early in 1939. After shopping him through bit parts he tested for This Gun for Hire (1942) late in 1941. His fourth-billed role as the psychotic killer Raven made him a star. He was drafted in January 1943 and discharged in November with an ulcer and double hernia.Throughout the 1940s his tough-guy roles filled theaters and he was one of the very few males whose cover photos sold movie magazines. In the 1950s he was performing in lucrative but unrewarding films (an exception being what many regard as his greatest role, Shane (1953)_ ). By the end of the 1950s,liquor and a string of so-so films had taken their toll. In November 1962 he was found unconscious lying in a pool of blood with a bullet wound near his heart. In January 1964 he was found dead, apparently due to an accidental combination of alcohol and sedatives.
- Father of David Ladd.
- Grandfather of Jordan Ladd.
- Interred at Forest Lawn, Glendale, California, USA, in the Freedom Mausoleum, Sanctuary of Heritage.
- Due to a clerical error, Ladd was inaccurately included in the cast credits for Born to the West (1937) in studio publicity material. In fact, he was never in the film, despite the fact that it often shows up in his credits and even on the video box!
- In his movies, suffers two cat-o-nine-tails floggings aboard sailing ships: (1) in 1946's Two Years Before the Mast (1946), he receives 10 lashes for striking an officer; (2) in 1953's Botany Bay (1953), he receives 50 lashes for attempting to escape from a prison-transport ship.
- He so badly wanted the title role in Lawrence of Arabia (1962) that he personally pressed his case with director David Lean, but Lean cast Peter O'Toole in the part.
- The prisoner he plays in 1953's Botany Bay (1953) is keelhauled, marking what may be the only time a Hollywood leading man suffers this particular form of punishment.
- In a 1961 interview Ladd was asked, "What would you change about yourself if you could?" He replied tersely: "Everything."
- Father of Alana Ladd and Alan Ladd Jr.
- Son with Sue Carol: David Ladd.
- Is on the Hollywood walk of Fame
- Ladd portrayed Dan Holiday on Mutual Radio's "Box 13" (1948-1949), This show was also syndicated.
- A photograph of his flogging in Two Years Before the Mast (1946) appears on the cover of the 2004 book: "Lash! The Hundred Great Scenes of Men Being Whipped in the Movies".
- Has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame located at 1601 Vine Street.
- He and Veronica Lake made 7 movies together: The Blue Dahlia (1946), Duffy's Tavern (1945), The Glass Key (1942), Saigon (1948), Star Spangled Rhythm (1942), This Gun for Hire (1942) and Variety Girl (1947). In Variety Girl (1947), Star Spangled Rhythm (1942) and Duffy's Tavern (1945) they appear as themselves.
- In 1956, Ladd proposed a television series based on his radio series "Box 13". The series didn't sell. Ladd himself had played his "Box 13" character "Dan Holiday" in the "Committed" episode of "General Electric Theater" (1953) on television.
- Ladd's last announced film project was a big screen version of his 1948-49 radio series, "Box 13". In 1963, Ladd said he hoped to reunite several of his 1940s era co- stars, such as William Bendix and Veronica Lake, for the film.
- Is remembered in his adopted home of Palm Springs, California where is former home is still on the bus tour of movie stars homes. An executive office building also bears his name.
- According to his biography, the end of his affair with June Allyson, his co-star in The McConnell Story (1955), led to his late life depression.
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