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The Goldwyn... This lavish (Variety) musical spectacle filmed in lush Technicolor that the LA... more info $18.95was $21.99 Buy Now

The Big Land ... Alan Ladd stars as a Kansas cattle rancher battling the elements and corrupt... more info $17.56was $21.99 Buy Now

Drum Beat ... Alan Ladd and a very young Charles Bronson star as peacemaker and renegade... more info $17.56was $21.99 Buy Now

Guns Of The... Alan Ladd stars in this action-packed Western from novelist Louis L'Amour. The... more info $17.56was $21.99 Buy Now

Captain Carey,... Alan Ladd (Appointment with Danger) plays the title role in this film noir about... more info $18.95was $24.95 Buy Now

Appointment... Alan Ladd, Phyllis Calvert, Paul Stewart. A postal inspector goes undercover to... more info $18.71was $24.95 Buy Now

Also Known As: Died: January 29, 1964
Born: September 3, 1913 Cause of Death: cerebral edema caused by chemical depressants (alcohol and various drugs)
Birth Place: Hot Springs, Arkansas, USA Profession: Cast ...
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Moved with family to North Hollywood at age seven
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After working as lifeguard, gas station attendant and hotdog vendor, became bit player in films, radio and local theatrical productions
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Joined a small group of actors that Universal planned to turn into movie stars; group disbanded after two weeks
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Briefly worked for the "San Fernanado Valley Sun-Record"
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Worked as a grip at Warner Bros. For two years
1932:
Made film debut in a bit part, "Once in a Lifetime"
1939:
Signed by film actress turned agent Sue Carol
1942:
Worked exclusively for Paramount under long term contract
1942:
Achieved star status in "This Gun for Hire"; first teaming with Veronica Lake
1944:
Received medical discharge from the Air Corps
1948:
Last of four co-starring vehicles opposite Veronica Lake, "Saigon"
1953:
Played most memorable film role in "Shane"
1953:
Association with Paramount ended (date approximate)
1953:
Made annual exhibitors poll of top ten boxoffice stars two years in a row, placing fourth and sixth
1954:
Formed production concern, Alan Ladd Enterprises; first feature credit starring Ladd, "Drum Beat", co-produced with Jaguar Productions and Warner Brothers
1964:
Last film, "The Carpetbaggers"

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