Alan Ladd

Alan Walbridge Ladd was an American actor and film and television producer. Ladd found success in film the 1940s and early 1950s, particularly in Westerns and film noirs where he was often paired with Veronica Lake, as she was one of the few Hollywood actresses shorter than he. His popularity diminished in the late 1950s, though he continued to appear in popular films until his death from cerebral edema in January 1964.Ladd was born in Hot Springs, Arkansas, but later relocated to North Hollywood, California when his mother re-married.   He worked briefly as a studio carpenter (as did his stepfather) and for a short time was part of the Universal Pictures studio school for actors.  Intent on acting, he found work in small theatres. He had short term stints at MGM and RKO, and eventually started getting steady work on radio.  Ladd began by appearing in dozens of films in small roles, including Citizen Kane , before reaching recognition for his 1942 appearance in This Gun for Hire, invigorating Hollywood's desire for gangster-crime features.  His cool, unsmiling persona proved popular with wartime audiences, and he was quickly established as one of the top box office stars of the decade.  

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1958 The Badlanders

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1954 Saskatchewan

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1953 Shane

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1947 Variety Girl

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1945 Duffy's Tavern

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Promo shot with Veronica Lake

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Promo shot with Veronica Lake & Robert Preston

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Promo shot with Veronica Lake

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Promo shot with Veronica Lake

450 * 668 This Gun for Hire 1942

Promo shot with Veronica Lake

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Promo shot with Veronica Lake

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Promo shot with Veronica Lake

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Lobby card with Veronica Lake

730 * 576 This Gun for Hire 1942

Publicity still with Veronica Lake

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Lobby card with Veronica Lake & Robert Preston

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Promo shot with Veronica Lake & Robert Preston

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Publicity still with Veronica Lake

751 * 601 This Gun for Hire 1942

Publicity still with Veronica Lake

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Lobby card with Edward G. Robinson

800 * 607 Hell on Frisco Bay 1955

Lobby card with Edward G. Robinson

800 * 608 Hell on Frisco Bay 1955

Lobby card with Joanne Dru

599 * 768 Hell on Frisco Bay 1955

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