David Ladd (half-brother) Alana Ladd (half-sister) Carol Lee Stuart-Ladd (step-sister) Alan Gavin Ladd Jr. (born October 22, 1937) is an American film industry executive and producer. He is the son of actor Alan Ladd and Ladd's first wife Marjorie Jane (née Harrold), whom Ladd had met in high school. He started in films as an agent in 1963.
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Ladd was born in Hot Springs, Arkansas, on September 3, 1913. He was the only child of Ina Raleigh (also known as Selina Rowley) (November 25, 1888 – 1937), and Alan Ladd (1874–1917), a freelance accountant. His mother was English, from County Durham, and had migrated to the U.S. in 1907, when she was 19. His father died of a heart attack when Ladd was four. On July 3, 1918, a young Alan accidentally burned down the family home while playing with matches. His mother moved to Oklahoma City, where she married Jim Beavers, a house painter (d. 1936). In the early 1920s, an economic downturn led to Ladd's family moving to California, which took 4 months. They lived in a migrant camp in Pasadena, California, at first, and then moved to the San Fernando Valley, where Beavers went to work at FBO Studiosas a painter. Ladd enrolled in North Hollywood High School on February 18, 1930. He became a high-school swimming and diving champion and participated in high-school dramatics in his senior y...
On November 29, 1937, Ladd's mother, who was staying with him following the breakup of a relationship, asked Ladd for some money to buy something at a local store. Ladd gave her the money, thinking it was for alcohol. She purchased some arsenic-based ant paste from a grocer and committed suicide by drinking it in the back seat of Ladd's car. On November 2, 1962, Ladd was found lying unconscious in a pool of blood with a bullet wound near his heart. The bullet penetrated Ladd's chest around the third and fourth rib, through the lungs, and bounced off the rib cage. At the time, Ladd said he thought he heard a prowler, grabbed a gun, and tripped over, accidentally shooting himself.This was accepted by the police investigating. Ladd has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 1601 Vine Street. His handprint appears in the forecourt of Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood. In 1995, a Golden Palm Star on the Palm Springs Walk of Starswas dedicated to him.Lux Radio Theatre – Ep 206 "The Return of Peter Grimm" (February 13, 1939)Lux Radio Theatre – Ep 221 "Only Angels Have Wings" (May 29, 1939)Lux Radio Theatre – Ep 280 "White Banners" (June 12, 1939)
For a number of years, film exhibitors voted him amongst the top stars at the box office. 1. In 1948 a survey was taken of the film-going habits of 4,500 teenagers in Lakewood, Ohio. Their "overwhelming first choice" as film star was Alan Ladd.Marinella(July 19, 1933) – an aquatic pageant in North HollywoodGrey Zoneby Martin Mooney (Oct 1936) at Ben Bard PlayhouseSusanneby Eloisse Keller (Jan 1937) at Ben Bard Playhouse
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Mini Bio (2) Alan Ladd Jr. is one of the industry's most respected executives. He started in the movies as an agent in 1963. In 1969, Ladd moved to London to produce, making nine films. He returned to the States in '73 to become Head of Creative Affairs at Fox. Within three very successful years Mr. Ladd was President of Twentieth Century Fox.
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The Ladd Company. For the 19th-century company that developed the first commercial sugar plantation in Hawaii, see Ladd & Co. The Ladd Company was an American film production company founded by Alan Ladd Jr., Jay Kanter, and Gareth Wigan in 1979. In 1979, the three founders were executives with 20th Century Fox; Ladd was the president.
Alana Ladd was born on April 21, 1943 in Hollywood, California, USA as Alana Susan Ladd. She was an actress, known for Duel of Champions (1961), Hawaiian Eye (1959) and 77 Sunset Strip (1958). She was married to Michael Jackson. She died on November 23, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. Spouse (1) Michael Jackson.