Alan Walbridge Ladd September 3, 1913 – January 29, 1964 was an American film actor and one of the most popular and well-known celebrities of the 1940s and the first half of the 1950s. Alan Ladd was born in Hot Springs, Arkansas. The only child of Ina Raleigh Ladd and Alan Ladd, Sr. of English ancestry. Ladds father died when he was four, and his mother relocated to Oklahoma City where she married a house painter Jim Beavers. The family then moved again to North Hollywood California where Ladd became a highschool swimming and diving champion and participated in high school dramatics at North Hollywood High School, graduating on February 1, 1934. He opened his own hamburger and malt shop called Tiny’s Patio. He and his stepfather worked briefly as studio carpenter, for a short time was part of the Universal Pictures studio school for actors. But Universal decided he was too blond and too short and dropped him. Intent on acting, he also found work in radio. He played the title role in the 1953 western Shane. The film was nominated for five Academy Awards including Best Picture. Shane was listed at Number 45 on the American Film Institute’s 2007 ranking of “100 Years 100 Movies.
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