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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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"Once Ladd had acquired an unsmiling hardness, he was transformed from an extra to a phenomenon. Ladd's calm slender ferocity make it clear that he was the first American actor to show the killer as a cold angel." --David Thomson ("A Biographical Dictionary of Film," 1975)

"That the old fashioned motion picture gangster with his ugly face, gaudy cars and flashy clothes was replaced by a smoother, better looking and better dressed bad man was largely the work of Mr. Ladd." --From The New York Times obituary (January 30, 1964)

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