Ladd was born in Hot Springs, Arkansas, and died in Palm Springs, California of an overdose of alcohol and sedatives.
After first becoming a star with his performance as a hitman with a conscience in This Gun for Hire (1942), he became most famous for his starring role as a gunfighter in the classic 1953 western Shane. He was sometimes listed as Allan Ladd in credits. His son Alan Ladd Jr. became a motion picture executive and producer.
Alan Ladd was married to silent film actress Sue Carol. Sue Carol was his manager.
On his passing in 1964, he was entombed in the Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Glendale, California.
Alan Ladd Facts
|Birth Name||Alan Walbridge Ladd Jr.|
|Birthday||September 3, 1913|
|Birthplace||Hot Springs, Arkansas, USA|
|Date of death||January 29, 1964 (Palm Springs, California, USA, age 50)|
|Height||5' 6" (1m68) How tall is Alan Ladd compared to you?|
|The Last Mogul|
|Film Noir 10-Movie Spotlight Collection|
|Classic Westerns, 10-Movie Collection: When Daltons Rode / The Virginian / Whispering Smith / The Spoilers / Comanche Territory / Sierra / Kansas Raiders / Tomahawk / Albuquerque / Texas Rangers Ride Again|
|Poison Ivy / Poison Ivy 2: Lily / Poison Ivy: The New Seduction|
|Boy on a Dolphin|
|The Blue Dahlia|
|The Proud Rebel|
|Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid|