Ladd, Alan, Jr. 1937–

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Ladd, Alan, Jr. 1937–


Full name, Alan Walbridge Ladd, Jr.; born October 22, 1937, in Los Angeles, CA; son of Alan Walbridge (an actor) and Marjorie Jane (maiden name, Harrold) Ladd; married Patricia Ann Beazley, August 30, 1959 (divorced, 1983); married Cindra Kay, July 13, 1985; children: (first marriage) Kelliann, Tracy Elizabeth, Amanda Sue.


Office—The Ladd Company, 9465 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 910, Beverly Hills, CA 90210.


Studio executive and producer. Creative Management, Los Angeles, CA, motion picture agent, 1963-69; independent producer, 1969-73; Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corp., Los Angeles, vice president for production, 1973-74; Worldwide Productions Division, Beverly Hills, CA, senior vice president, 1974-76; Twentieth Century-Fox Pictures, president, 1976-79; Ladd Co., Burbank, CA, president, 1979-83; Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists Entertainment Co., president and chief operating officer, 1983-86, chief executive officer, beginning 1986, and chair of board of directors; Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures, Inc., Culver City, CA, chair and chief executive officer, 1986-88, co-chair, 1990-93; Pathe Entertainment, Los Angeles, president and chair, 1989-90; MGM-Pathe, Los Angeles, co-chair, 1990-93; developed and produced films for Paramount, The Ladd Company, Beverly Hills, CA, founder and president, 1993—. Military service: U.S. Air Force, 1961-63.

Awards, Honors:

Academy Award (with others), best picture, 1996, for Braveheart.


Film Producer:

The Walking Stick, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1970.

Tam Lin (also known as The Ballad of Tam-Lin, The Devil's Widow, and The Devil's Woman), 1970.

A Severed Head, Columbia, 1971.

(With Jay Kanter) Villain, 1971.

(With Stanley Mann) The Devil's Widow (also known as Tamlin), British International, 1972.

(With Kanter) X Y and Zee (also known as Zee and Co.), Columbia, 1972.

The Nightcomers, Avco Embassy, 1972.

(With Kanter) Fear Is the Key, Paramount, 1973.

Braveheart, 1995.

The Phantom, 1996.

A Very Brady Sequel, 1996.

An Unfinished Life (also known as Ein ungezahmtes leben), Miramax, 2005.

Gone Baby Gone, Miramax, 2007.

Film Executive Producer:

Vice Versa, Columbia, 1988.

The Russia House, 1990.

Quigley Down Under, 1990.

The Brady Bunch Movie, 1995.

The Man in the Iron Mask, 1998.

Film Appearances:

Himself, The Beat Within: The Making of "Alien" (documentary), Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, 2003.

Himself, The Last Mogul (documentary; also known as The Last Mogul: Life and Times of Lew Wasserman), THINKFilm, 2005.

Himself, Dangerous Days: Making "Blade Runner" (documentary), Warner Home Video, 2007.

Television Appearances; Specials:

The 68th Annual Academy Awards, ABC, 1996.

Mel Gibson's "Braveheart": A Filmmaker's Passion, 2000.

Twentieth Century Fox: The Blockbuster Years, AMC, 2000.

The "Omen" Legacy, AMC, 2001.

(Uncredited) The "Alien" Saga, 2002.

Empire of Dreams: The Story of the "Star Wars" Trilogy (documentary), Arts and Entertainment, 2004.

When "Star Wars" Rules the World, VH1, 2004.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

"Braveheart," History Vs. Hollywood, History Channel, 2001.

"Science Fiction," Film Genre (also known as Hollywood History), 2002.



Business Week, August 14, 1991, p. 65.