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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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