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Alan Ladd Jr.

Alan Ladd Jr.


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Born: October 22, 1937 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Los Angeles, California, USA Profession: Producer ...


On his move to Paramount: "I feel good about the whole thing. It doesn't bother me about Paramount having a say on projects. I don't want to make a picture nobody over there wants. It's time that I can do things I want to do and not worry if the bank will guarantee an actor's salary ... It's also a huge weight off my shoulders not having to be involved in all the politics." --Alan Ladd Jr quoted in Variety, August 20, 1993.

"When your father is a famous actor, it is perhaps inevitable that you will take an interest in movies. But few children of Hollywood have done so well for themselves in the entertainment industry as Alan Ladd Jr. ... Mr. Ladd is almost universally liked in Hollywood, although some executives note that he has a checkered box-office record (he helped champion "Star Wars" at Fox, but lost millions as producer of "The Right Stuff"). --From The New York Times, April 21, 1991.

"At the time of his exit from Fox in 1979, Ladd's official reason for exiting the studio was the overwhelming amount of administrative work involved in running the studio [see The Hollywood Reporter, June 27, 1979]. however, sources familiar with the scenario at the time indicated that there was definitely enmity between Stanfill and Ladd . . . over inequitable bonuses handed out by Stanfill in the film division and the reneging by Stanfill on an agreement Ladd made with George Lucas to give the director the copyright to 'Raiders of the Lost Ark'." --From The Hollywood Reporter, January 22, 1992.

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