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Diane Ladd


Southern belle Diane Ladd was born in Meridian, Mississippi. Her mother, Mary Bernadette (Anderson), was a former actress, from a Norwegian and German immigrant family, and her father, Preston Paul Ladner, was a veterinarian, from a family with deep roots in the American South. Ladd has earned recognition for her Academy Award-nominated ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 7 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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 2014 Boonville Redemption (post-production)
as Grandma Mary
 2013 Grave Secrets
Emily Barnes
 2011-2013 Enlightened (TV Series)
Helen Jellicoe
- No Doubt (2013) ... Helen Jellicoe (credit only)
- The Ghost Is Seen (2013) ... Helen Jellicoe (credit only)
- Follow Me (2013) ... Helen Jellicoe
 2012 Deadtime Stories (TV Series)
Barnsey
- Grave Secrets (2012) ... Barnsey
 2008 Jake's Corner
Fran
 2008 Menace (TV Movie)
Roszko's mother
 2007 Montana Sky (TV Movie)
Bess
 2006 ER (TV Series)
Mrs. Pooler
- No Place to Hide (2006) ... Mrs. Pooler
 2006 When I Find the Ocean
Edna
 2006 Come Early Morning
Nana
 2005 Cold Case (TV Series)
Zelda Amatuzzi (2005)
- Committed (2005) ... Zelda Amatuzzi (2005)
 2004 Gracie's Choice (TV Movie)
Louela Lawson
 2003 Charlie's War
Jobie
 2003 Aftermath (TV Movie)
Mother
 2002 Damaged Care (TV Movie)
Mary 'Rhodie' Rhodes
 2002 Living with the Dead (TV Movie)
Regina Van Praagh
 2002 More Than Puppy Love
Aunt Edna
 2002 Redemption of the Ghost
Aunt Helen
 2001/I Rain
Audrey Turnquick
 2000 Can't Be Heaven
Nona Gina
 2000 Strong Medicine (TV Series)
Annabelle Lee Stowe
- BRCA2 (2000) ... Annabelle Lee Stowe
- BRCA1 (2000) ... Annabelle Lee Stowe
 2000 Sharing the Secret (TV Movie)
Nina's Mother
 1998 Route 66
 1998 The Staircase (TV Movie)
Sister Margaret
 1998 Primary Colors
Mamma Stanton
 1994-1997 Grace Under Fire (TV Series)
Louise Burdette
- Mother Christmas (1997) ... Louise Burdette
- Things Left Undone (1994) ... Louise Burdette
 1997 The Westing Game (TV Movie)
Berthe Erica Crow
 1997 James Dean: Race with Destiny (TV Movie)
Mama Pierangeli
 1997 Touched by an Angel (TV Series)
Carolyn Sellers
- An Angel by Any Other Name (1997) ... Carolyn Sellers
 1997 Breach of Faith: A Family of Cops II (TV Movie)
Aunt Shelly Fein
 1996 Ghosts of Mississippi
Grandma Caroline Moore
 1996 Cold Lazarus (TV Mini-Series)
Martina Masdon
- Episode #1.4 (1996) ... Martina Masdon
- Episode #1.3 (1996) ... Martina Masdon
- Episode #1.1 (1996) ... Martina Masdon
 1996 The Siege at Ruby Ridge (TV Movie)
Irma Coulter
 1996 Citizen Ruth
Ruth's Mother (uncredited)
 1995 Raging Angels
Sister Kate
 1995 Mrs. Munck
Mrs. Munck
 1995 Mother (Video)
Olivia Hendrix
 1994 The Gift (TV Short)
 1994 Hush Little Baby (TV Movie)
Edie
 1993 Sisters (TV Series)
Belle Adderly
 1993 Harts of the West (TV Series)
Alison's mom
- Guess Who's Coming to Chow? (1993) ... Alison's mom
 1993 Father Hood
Rita
 1993 Carnosaur
Dr. Jane Tiptree
 1993 L.A. Law (TV Series)
Celeste Bauman
- Cold Shower (1993) ... Celeste Bauman
 1993 The Cemetery Club
Lucille Rubin
 1992 Spies Inc.
Alice
 1992 Blue Champagne (Video)
 1991 Shadow of a Doubt (TV Movie)
Emma
 1991 A Kiss Before Dying
Mrs. Corliss
 1990 The Lookalike (TV Movie)
Mary Helen Needam
 1990 Rock Hudson (TV Movie)
Kay
 1989 Heartland (TV Series)
Marjorie
- B.L. Moves Out (1989) ... Marjorie
 1989 Father Dowling Mysteries (TV Series)
Arlene
- The Face in the Mirror Mystery (1989) ... Arlene
 1988 Bluegrass (TV Movie)
Verna Howland
 1987 Plain Clothes
Jane Melway
 1987 Celebration Family (TV Movie)
Mrs. Heflin
 1987 Black Widow
Etta
 1985 Crime of Innocence (TV Movie)
Rose Hayward
 1980-1985 The Love Boat (TV Series)
Christa Johnson / Ruby Gibson
- A Day in Port (1985) ... Christa Johnson
 1984 I Married a Centerfold (TV Movie)
Jeanette Bryan
 1983 Faerie Tale Theatre (TV Series)
Mother
 1983 Sweetwater
Lucy
 1983 Something Wicked This Way Comes
Mrs. Nightshade
 1983 Grace Kelly (TV Movie)
Margaret Kelly
 1982 Desperate Lives (TV Movie)
Carol Cameron
 1981 All Night Long
Helen Dupler
 1980 Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones (TV Movie)
Lynette Jones
 1979 Willa (TV Movie)
Mae
 1978 Thaddeus Rose and Eddie (TV Movie)
Carlotta
 1978 Black Beauty (TV Mini-Series)
Amelia Gordon
 1977 The November Plan (TV Movie)
Laura Taylor
 1976 Embryo
Martha Douglas
 1976 Addie and the King of Hearts (TV Movie)
Irene Davis
 1976 City of Angels (TV Series)
Laura
- The November Plan: Part 1 (1976) ... Laura
 1975 Movin' On (TV Series)
Amy
- General Delivery (1975) ... Amy
 1973 White Lightning
Maggie (as Diane Lad)
 1973 The Devil's Daughter (TV Movie)
Alice Shaw (as Diane Lad)
 1971 The Steagle
Mrs. Forbes
 1970 WUSA
Barmaid at Railroad Station (uncredited)
 1970 Macho Callahan
Girl
 1970 The Rebel Rousers
Karen
 1968 Ironside (TV Series)
Peggy Barnard
- Robert Phillips vs. the Man (1968) ... Peggy Barnard
 1964-1967 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
Bonnie Mae Haley / Lulu - Long Branch Girl / Elena Kerlin
- The Favor (1967) ... Bonnie Mae Haley
- Sweet Billy, Singer of Songs (1966) ... Lulu - Long Branch Girl
- Blue Heaven (1964) ... Elena Kerlin
 1967 The Big Valley (TV Series)
Muriel Akely
- Boy Into Man (1967) ... Muriel Akely
 1966 Shane (TV Series)
Amy Sloate
- The Distant Bell (1966) ... Amy Sloate
 1966 The Wild Angels
Gaysh
 1966 Daniel Boone (TV Series)
Ronda Cameron
- Seminole Territory (1966) ... Ronda Cameron
 1964 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (TV Series)
Cissy
- The Game with Glass Pieces (1964) ... Cissy
 1964 The Great Adventure (TV Series)
Annie Thompson
- Rodger Young (1964) ... Annie Thompson
 1964 The Fugitive (TV Series)
Stella
- Come Watch Me Die (1964) ... Stella
 1963 Hazel (TV Series)
Sharlene
- George's 32nd Cousin (1963) ... Sharlene
 1963 Mr. Novak (TV Series)
Mrs. Otis
- I Don't Even Live Here (1963) ... Mrs. Otis
 1963 Perry Mason (TV Series)
Miss Frances
- The Case of the Shifty Shoebox (1963) ... Miss Frances
 1963 77 Sunset Strip (TV Series)
Helen Saunders
- The Left Field Caper (1963) ... Helen Saunders
 1963 Armstrong Circle Theatre (TV Series)
Charlotte Cable
- The Counterfeit League (1963) ... Charlotte Cable
 1963 Wide Country (TV Series)
Alma Prewitt
- Step Over the Sky (1963) ... Alma Prewitt
 1962 40 Pounds of Trouble
Young bride on honeymoon (uncredited)
 1961 The Detectives (TV Series)
Gloria Tyler
- Act of God (1961) ... Gloria Tyler
 1961 Something Wild
Bit Part (uncredited)
 1960 Murder, Inc.
Showgirl (uncredited)
 1958-1959 Naked City (TV Series)
Kathie Mills / Yankee Cretias
- The Canvas Bullet (1959) ... Kathie Mills
- Line of Duty (1958) ... Yankee Cretias
 1959 Decoy (TV Series)
Selma Richmond
- Two Days to Kill (1959) ... Selma Richmond
 1959 Deadline (TV Series)
Judy
- Victor Reisel (1959) ... Judy
 1958 The Walter Winchell File (TV Series)
Lois
- A Thing of Beauty: File #29 (1958) ... Lois
 1954 The Secret Storm (TV Series)
Kitty Styles #2 (1971-1972)
 1949 The Big Story (TV Series)
Vera
- The Small of Death ... Vera
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Alternate Names:

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Height:

5' 7" (1.7 m)
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Daughter of Mary Lanier. See more »

Nickname:

Laddie

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