Alan Ladd

Alan Ladd

Highest Rated: 100% The Blue Dahlia (1946)

Lowest Rated: 33% The Carpetbaggers (1964)

Birthday: Sep 03, 1913

Birthplace: Hot Springs, Arkansas, USA

A stoic, masculine icon despite his diminutive frame, Alan Ladd became an overnight star by playing Raven, a sensitive hit man, in "This Gun for Hire" (1942). His soft-spoken strength set him apart from his less subtle peers, instantly endearing him to audiences who admired his new brand of onscreen masculinity. During the 1940s, Ladd one of the era's top box office draws for many years. Frequently cast opposite Veronica Lake, he scored with the noir smashes "The Glass Key" (1942) and "The Blue Dahlia" (1946), in the adventure "Two Years before the Mast" (1946), and in the adaptation of "The Great Gatsby" (1949). His most iconic role came as the mysterious former gunslinger "Shane" (1953), considered to be one of the all-time greatest Westerns of all time. Ladd continued his streak of playing tough guys with films like "Hell below Zero" (1954) and "All the Young Men" (1960) opposite Sidney Poitier, and ended his career with a supporting turn in "The Carpetbaggers" (1964). After a lifetime of struggling with personal demons and a tumultuous childhood, the actor attempted suicide in 1962; on Jan. 29, 1964, he was found dead of an accidental drug overdose. His children, most notably film executive Alan Ladd, Jr., continued the family business. Although he rarely received the critical acclaim of many of his noir-era peers, Alan Ladd became one of the most popular movie stars of all time - a magnetic, unique performer who left a lasting mark on Hollywood in more ways than one.

Highest rated movies

The Blue Dahlia
Shane
This Gun for Hire
Whispering Smith
Branded
The Glass Key
The Carpetbaggers
The Great Gatsby

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
33% 62% The Carpetbaggers Nevada Smith (Character) - 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet 13 West Street Walt Sherill (Character) - 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Duel of Champions Horatio (Character) - 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Guns of the Timberland Jim Hadley (Character) - 1960
No Score Yet 17% One Foot in Hell Mitch Garrett (Character) - 1960
No Score Yet 43% All the Young Men Sgt. Kincaid (Character) - 1960
No Score Yet 0% Island of Lost Women Executive Producer - 1959
No Score Yet 31% The Man in the Net John Hamilton (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet 35% The Badlanders Peter Van Hoek (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Deep Six Alexander "Alec" Austen (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet 63% The Proud Rebel John Chandler (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet 45% Boy on a Dolphin Dr. James 'Jim' Calder (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet 29% The Big Land Chad Morgan (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet Santiago Caleb "Cash" Adams (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet 40% Hell on Frisco Bay Steve Rollins (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet 20% The McConnell Story Capt. Joseph C.`'Mac'` McConnell, Jr. (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Black Knight John (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet 40% Hell Below Zero Duncan Craig (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet 10% Drum Beat Johnny MacKay (Character),
Producer
- 1954
No Score Yet 73% Saskatchewan Thomas O'Rourke (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet No Score Yet Thunder in the East Steve Gibbs (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Paratrooper Steve "Canada" McKendrick (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet No Score Yet Desert Legion Paul Lartal (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet No Score Yet Botany Bay Hugh Tallant (Character) - 1953
97% 81% Shane Shane (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Iron Mistress Jim Bowie (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet No Score Yet Red Mountain Capt. Brett Sherwood (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet 32% Appointment With Danger Al Goddard (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet 14% Captain Carey, U.S.A. Captain Webster Carey (Character) - 1950
80% 50% Branded Choya (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet No Score Yet Chicago Deadline Ed Adams (Character) - 1949
33% 43% The Great Gatsby Jay Gatsby (Character) - 1949
83% 59% Whispering Smith Luke "Whispering" Smith (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet No Score Yet Saigon Maj. Larry Briggs (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet No Score Yet Beyond Glory Capt. Rockwell "Rocky" Gilman (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet 25% Calcutta Neale Gordon (Character) - 1947
No Score Yet 25% Variety Girl Unknown (Character) - 1947
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wild Harvest Joe Madigan (Character) - 1947
No Score Yet No Score Yet Two Years Before the Mast Charles Stewart (Character) - 1946
100% 72% The Blue Dahlia Johnny Morrison (Character) - 1946
No Score Yet No Score Yet O.S.S. Philip Masson/John Martin (Character) - 1946
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hollywood Victory Caravan Self - 1945
No Score Yet No Score Yet Salty O'Rourke Salty O'Rourke (Character) - 1945
No Score Yet No Score Yet And Now Tomorrow Doctor Merek Vance (Character) - 1944
No Score Yet 40% China David Jones (Character) - 1943
No Score Yet 62% Joan of Paris "Baby" (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lucky Jordan Lucky Jordan (Character) - 1942
94% 81% This Gun for Hire Philip Raven (Character) - 1942
78% 70% The Glass Key Ed Beaumont (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gangs, Inc. Jimmy Kelly aka Bill Dugan (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet 53% Great Guns Soldier in Photo Shop (uncredited) (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet No Score Yet Petticoat Politics Unknown (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet 34% The Black Cat Richard Hartley (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet No Score Yet Her First Romance John Gilman (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet 52% The Howards of Virginia Backwoodsman (uncredited) (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet No Score Yet In Old Missouri John Pittman Jr. (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet No Score Yet Beasts of Berlin Karl Bach (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rulers of the Sea Colin Farrell (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hell's Devils Karl Bach (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet No Score Yet Goose Step Karl Bach (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet No Score Yet Once in a Lifetime Projectionist (Character) - 1932

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet G.E. Theater Dan Holiday (Character) 1954

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