Date of birth: September 3, 1913
Date of death: January 29, 1964 (Age: 50 years)
Height: 5 ft 6 in (168 cm)
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Hair colour: Blonde
Eye Color: Blue
Alan Ladd’s life began with many difficulties and ended with a tragedy.
He became one of the most popular “tough guys” in Hollywood.
What do we know about the actor’s origin?
His mother, an Englishwoman became a widow when he was only four years old. They moved to California where Ladd remarkably excelled in swimming and running skiing.
In 1931, he decided to prepare for the Olympic Games in 1932, but suffered an injury and could not participate in the qualifying rounds. He changed many works, and all in all, he worked for “Warner Brothers”. It was an auxiliary work on the radio. It would seem a small increase which made him closer to the movie industry, but the agent Sue Carol Ladd opened and began to advance. In 1942 they were married.
Alan’s breakthrough came after the role of a ruthless killer in “Shotgun rent” (1941) on the novel by Graham Greene.
Face expressionless, cold blue eyes and blond hair made Ladd sexy, but inaccessible, at one time his films drew large fees.
His specialty was westerns and action films. Two great westerns directed by Delmer Dawes: “Drumbeat” (1954) and “People with bad lands” (1958). Before it was a role with which he identified himself dressed in skins Shane from the eponymous film of 1953, pursuing a professional shooter Wilson, played by Jack Palance.
Unfortunately, death takes the greatest people first. Alan died because of alcohol mixed with sedatives.
He’ll always live in our hearts.