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Diane Ladd

Diane Ladd

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Born: November 29, 1932 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Meridian, Mississippi, USA Profession: Cast ...
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Made stage debut in "The Verdict" in Meridian, MS
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"Discovered" by John Carradine while performing at the Galley Circle Theatre in New Orleans, LA
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Cast by Carradine in his San Francisco production of "Tobacco Road"
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Worked as a model and as a Copacabana nightclub dancer
1956:
Early TV credit, a guest appearance on the syndicated "Big Story"
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Appeared in touring production of "A Hatful of Rain"
1959:
Off-Broadway debut, "Orpheus Descending," a play written by her cousin Tennessee Williams ; met her future first husband, actor Bruce Dern
1960:
Toured in revue "Medium Rare"
1961:
Made film debut in "Something Wild"
1966:
Played first major film role in Roger Corman's biker pic "The Wild Angels" (with husband Dern)
1968:
Made Broadway debut in "Carry Me Back to Morningside Heights," co-starring with Louis Gossett Jr. and Cicely Tyson
1970:
Reteamed with Dern for another biker pic "Rebel Rousers"
1970:
Appeared with Robert De Niro in Shelley Winters' play "One Night Stands of a Noisy Passenger"
1971:
Joined the cast of CBS soap opera "The Secret Storm"
1973:
TV-movie debut, "The Devil's Daughter" (ABC)
1974:
Played Ida Sessions in Roman Polanski's "Chinatown"
1974:
Delivered breakthrough film role, the tough-talking waitress Flo in "Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore"; earned first Oscar nomination as Best Supporting Actress
1976:
Starred on Broadway as Lu Ann Hampton Laverty Oberlander in Preston Jones' "A Texas Trilogy"
1980:
Co-starred as Belle Dupree on the CBS sitcom "Alice", based on the film "Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore"
1983:
Portrayed Margaret Kelly, mother of the actress in the ABC biopic "Grace Kelly"
1988:
Gained 24 pounds to play character 15 years her senior in Martha Coolidge's pleasant teen flick "Plain Clothes"
1990:
Played the insane, obsessive mother of Lula (played by real-life daughter Laura Dern) in David Lynch's "Wild at Heart"; garnered second Best Supporting Actress Academy Award nomination
1991:
Co-starred with daughter Laura Dern in Coolidge's "Rambling Rose"; became first mother-daughter team to win Oscar nominations (Dern, Best Actress; Ladd, Best Supporting Actor) in the same year for the same film
1991:
Starred opposite Mark Harmon in "Hallmark Hall of Fame" remake of "Shadow of a Doubt" (CBS), originally directed by Alfred Hitchcock
1993:
Guest starred on "Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman" (CBS)
1994:
Acted in daughter Laura Dern's directorial debut "The Gift" that aired on Showtime's "Directed By" series
1996:
Appeared alongside daughter in CBS miniseries "Ruby Ridge: An American Tragedy," directed by Roger Young
1996:
Film directing debut, "Mrs. Munck" (Showtime); also scripted; featured ex-husband Bruce Dern; daughter Laura made a behind-the-scenes documentary titled "Mom and Dad's Movie," which aired on Showtime following the picture
1996:
Played mother to Laura Dern's character in "Citizen Ruth"
1998:
Portrayed Mamma Stanton (mother of Clintonesque presidential candidate played by John Travolta) in Mike Nichols' "Primary Colors"
2000:
Appeared in Betty Thomas' "28 Days"
2001:
Acted with daughter and Laura's then-boyfriend Billy Bob Thornton in Thornton's "Daddy and Them"; screened at Montreal
2002:
Landed featured role in "Rain"; film screened at Sundance
2006:
Co-starred with Ashley Judd in Joey Lauren Adams' screenwriting and directing debut "Come Early Morning"
2006:
Appeared in David Lynch's "Inland Empire," starring her daughter Laura Dern and Jeremy Irons
2007:
Released the book <i>Spiraling Through the School of Life: A Mental, Physical, and Spiritual Discovery</i>
2010:
Received star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame along with ex-husband Bruce and daughter Laura
2011:
Returned to series TV with supporting role opposite daughter Laura on HBO's "Enlightened"

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