Alan Ladd (I) (1913–1964)

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Alan Walbridge Ladd was born in Hot Springs, Arkansas, the only child of Ina Raleigh (aka Selina Rowley) and Alan Harwood Ladd, a freelance accountant. His mother was English, from County Durham. His father died when he was four. At age five, he burned his apartment playing with matches, and his mother moved them to Oklahoma City. He was ... See full bio »

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Known For

Shane Shane
This Gun for Hire Philip Raven
The Blue Dahlia Johnny Morrison
Two Years Before the Mast Charles Stewart


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 1964 The Carpetbaggers
Nevada Smith
 1962 13 West Street
Walt Sherill
 1961 Duel of Champions
 1960 All the Young Men
Sgt. Kincaid
 1960 One Foot in Hell
Mitch Barrett
 1960 Guns of the Timberland
Jim Hadley
 1959 The Joseph Cotten Show: On Trial (TV Series)
Dan Donlan
- Silent Ambush (1959) ... Dan Donlan
 1959 The Man in the Net
John Hamilton
 1958 The Badlanders
Peter Van Hoek ('The Dutchman')
 1958 The Proud Rebel
John Chandler
 1954-1958 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
Dan Donlan / Joe / Dan Holiday
- Silent Ambush (1958) ... Dan Donlan
- Farewell to Kennedy (1955) ... Joe
- Committed (1954) ... Dan Holiday
 1958 The Deep Six
Alexander 'Alec' Austen
 1957 Boy on a Dolphin
Dr. James Calder
 1957 The Big Land
Chad Morgan
 1956 A Cry in the Night
Opening Narrator (voice, uncredited)
 1956 Santiago
Caleb 'Cash' Adams
 1955 Hell on Frisco Bay
Steve Rollins
 1955 The McConnell Story
Capt. Joseph C.'Mac' McConnell, Jr.
 1954 Drum Beat
Johnny MacKay
 1954 The Black Knight
 1954 Saskatchewan
Thomas O'Rourke
 1954 Hell Below Zero
Duncan Craig
 1953 Paratrooper
 1953 Shane
 1953 Desert Legion
Paul Lartal
 1952 Botany Bay
Hugh Tallant
 1952 The Iron Mistress
Jim Bowie
 1952 Thunder in the East
Steve Gibbs
 1951 Red Mountain
Capt. Brett Sherwood
 1950 Branded
 1950 Appointment with Danger
Al Goddard
 1949 Eyes of Hollywood (Short)
 1949 Captain Carey, U.S.A.
Captain Webster Carey
 1949 Chicago Deadline
Ed Adams
 1949 The Great Gatsby
Jay Gatsby
 1948 Whispering Smith
Whispering Smith
 1948 Beyond Glory
Capt. Rockwell 'Rocky' Gilman
 1947 Saigon
Maj. Larry Briggs
 1947 Wild Harvest
Joe Madigan
 1947 Variety Girl
Alan Ladd
 1947 My Favorite Brunette
Sam McCloud (uncredited)
 1946 Calcutta
Neale Gordon
 1946 O.S.S.
Philip Masson / John Martin
 1946 The Blue Dahlia
Johnny Morrison
 1946 Two Years Before the Mast
Charles Stewart
 1945 Hollywood Victory Caravan (Short)
Alan Ladd
 1945 Duffy's Tavern
Alan Ladd
 1945 Salty O'Rourke
Salty O'Rourke
 1944 And Now Tomorrow
Doctor Merek Vance
 1944 Skirmish on the Home Front (Short)
Harry W. Average
 1943 Letter from a Friend (Short)
 1943 Photographic Intelligence for Bombardment Aviation (Documentary short)
Capt. Smith (uncredited)
 1943 China
David Jones
 1942 Star Spangled Rhythm
Alan Ladd- Scarface Skit
 1942 Lucky Jordan
Lucky Jordan
 1942 The Glass Key
Ed Beaumont
 1942 This Gun for Hire
Philip Raven
 1942 Joan of Paris
 1941 I Look at You (Short)
 1941 More Worlds to Conquer (Short)
Charles Martin Hall
 1941 Military Training (Short)
Lieutenant, Platoon Leader, County Fair (uncredited)
 1941 Cadet Girl
Harry - Musician (uncredited)
 1941 Great Guns
Soldier in Photo Shop (uncredited)
 1941 Paper Bullets
Jimmy Kelly aka Bill Dugan
 1941 The Black Cat
Richard Hartley
 1941 Citizen Kane
Pipe-smoking Reporter (uncredited)
 1941 Petticoat Politics
Higgins Daughter's Boyfriend
 1941/I The Reluctant Dragon
Al - Baby Weems Storyboard Artist
 1940 Meat and Romance (Short)
Bill Allen
 1940 Her First Romance
John Gilman
 1940 Victory
Heyst as an 18-Year-Old (uncredited)
 1940 Meet the Missus
John Williams
 1940 Ellery Queen, Master Detective
Elevator Passenger (unconfirmed, uncredited)
 1940 The Howards of Virginia
Backwoodsman (uncredited)
 1940 Wildcat Bus
Bit (uncredited)
 1940 Captain Caution
 1940 American Portrait (Short)
Young Man / Old Man
 1940 Cross-Country Romance
Mr. Williams - First Mate (uncredited)
 1940 Blame It on Love
TV director (uncredited)
 1940 Those Were the Days!
Keg Rearick
 1940 In Old Missouri
John Pittman Jr.
 1940 Sauce for the Gander
Man on the Spot Reporter
 1940 Brother Rat and a Baby
Cadet in Trouble (uncredited)
 1940 The Green Hornet
Gilpin - Student Pilot [Ch. 3 and Ch. 4] (uncredited)
 1939 Rulers of the Sea
Colin Farrell
 1939 Hitler: Beast of Berlin
Karl Bach (as Allan Ladd)
 1939 The Mysterious Miss X
Henchman (uncredited)
 1938 Secrets of a Nurse
Hospital Orderly (uncredited)
 1938 Freshman Year
Student (uncredited)
 1938 Come on, Leathernecks!
Club Waiter (uncredited)
 1938 The Goldwyn Follies
First Auditioning Singer (uncredited)
 1937 Hold 'Em Navy
Chief Quartermaster (uncredited)
 1937 All Over Town
Young Man (uncredited)
 1937 Souls at Sea
Sailor (uncredited)
 1937 The Last Train from Madrid
Soldier (uncredited)
 1936 Pigskin Parade
Student (uncredited)
 1934 Murder at the Vanities
Chorus Boy (uncredited)
 1933 Saturday's Millions
Student (uncredited)
 1932 Island of Lost Souls
Beast (unconfirmed, uncredited)
 1932 Once in a Lifetime
Projectionist (uncredited)
 1932 Tom Brown of Culver
Cadet (uncredited)
Show Show Producer (13 credits)
Show Show Camera and Electrical Department (1 credit)
Show Show Self (10 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (30 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (1 credit)

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Personal Details

Other Works:

Radio: His company, Mayfair Syndication, produced the series "The Damon Runyon Theatre." See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 4 Print Biographies | 1 Interview | 6 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 8 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Allan Ladd


5' 6¼" (1.68 m)


Sue Carol  (his death)  (2 children) | See more »


David Ladd | See more »


Amanda Ladd-Jones (grandchild) | See more »

Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

I have the face of an aging choirboy and the build of an undernourished featherweight. If you can figure out my success on the screen you're a better man than I.


He was the second actor to portray F. Scott Fitzgerald's character Jay Gatsby in a major motion picture. The other actors were Warner Baxter in The Great Gatsby (1926), Robert Redford in The Great Gatsby (1974), and Leonardo DiCaprio in The Great Gatsby (2013). See more »



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