Ladd, Cheryl 1951–

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LADD, Cheryl 1951–

(Cheryl Stoppelmoor Ladd, Cherie Moor, Cherie Moore, Cheryl Stoppelmoor, Cheryl Jean Stoppelmoor, Jean Stoppelmoor)


Original name, Cheryl Jean Stoppelmoor; born July 12, 1951, in Huron, SD; daughter of Marion (a railroad engineer) and Dolores (a waitress; maiden name, Katz) Stoppelmoor; married first husband (divorced); married David Ladd (an actor and producer), May 1973 (divorced, September 1980); married Brian Russell (a musician and film producer), January 3, 1981; children: (second marriage) Jordan Elizabeth (an actress); stepchildren: (third marriage) Lindsay Russell (a musician). Education: Studied acting at the Milton Katselas Acting Workshop. Politics: Republican. Avocational Interests: Golf, collecting and creating art, writing.


Agent—Don Buchwald & Associates, 6500 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 2200, Los Angeles, CA 90048. Publicist—JDS, 3151 Cahuenga Blvd. West, Suite 220, Los Angeles, CA 90068.


Actress, singer, dancer, and writer. Member of the touring musical group the Music Shop Band, 1968–70; Buick Motor Division, golf ambassador, 1997–?; appeared in television commercials, including Prell, 1975, Ultra Brite, c. early 1970s, Freixenet, 1982, Dento–Med Hydron Plus Hand and Body Moisturizer, Max Factor, and ShapeMate. Retinitis Pigmentosa International, spokesperson; Childhelp USA, official ambassador, 1979—.


Screen Actors Guild, American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, American Guild of Variety Artists.

Awards, Honors:

Photoplay Award, 1978; Gold singles from the albums Cheryl Ladd, 1978, and Dance Forever, 1979; Woman of the World Award, Childhelp USA, 1987; Hubert H. Humphrey Humanitarian Award, Washington, D.C., Touchdown Club, 1987; Child Caring Award, Center for the Improvement of Child Care, for When She Was Bad…


Film Appearances:

The Marriage of a Young Stockbroker, Twentieth Century–Fox, 1971.

(As Cherie Moor) Kathy, Chrome and Hot Leather, American International Pictures, 1971.

(Jean Stoppelmoor) Teenage girl, Harry O: Such Dust as Dreams Are Made On, 1973.

Zabby, The Treasure of Jamaica Reef (also known as Evil in the Deep and Treasure of the Jamaica Deep), Golden–Selected (unreleased), 1976.

Jessie Clark, Now and Forever, InterPlanetary, 1983.

Deborah Solomon, Purple Hearts, Warner Bros., 1984.

Louise Baltimore, Millennium, Twentieth Century–Fox, 1989.

Katherine, Lisa (also known as Candlelight Killer), Metro–Goldwyn–Mayer/United Artists, 1990.

Georgie Cooper, Poison Ivy, New Line Cinema, 1992.

Pamela Verlaine, Permanent Midnight, Artisan Entertainment, 1998.

Anna Cogez, A Dog of Flanders, Warner Bros., 1999.

Television Appearances; Series:

The Andy Williams Show, 1969–71.

(As Cherie Moore) Singing voice of Melody Valentine, Josie and the Pussycats (animated), CBS, 1970–72, NBC, 1975–76.

The D.A., 1971–72.

(As Cheryl Jean Stoppelmoor) Regular performer, The Ken Berry Wow Show (also known as Ken Berry's Wow), ABC, 1972.

(As Cheryl Stoppelmoor) Amy (a Probe control agent), Search (also known as Probe), NBC, 1972–73.

(As Cherie Moore) Singing voice of Melody Valentine, Josie and the Pussycats in Outer Space (animated), CBS, 1972–74.

Kris Monroe, Charlie's Angels, ABC, 1977–81.

Dr. Dawn "Holli" Holliday, One West Waikiki, CBS, 1994, syndicated, 1995–96.

Jillian Deline, Las Vegas, NBC, 2003–2004.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

(As Cheryl Jean Stoppelmoor) Nelly, Alexander Zwo (also known as Alexandre Bis and Double Identity), 1972.

Black Beauty, NBC, 1978.

Hope Masters, A Death in California (also known as Psychopath), ABC, 1985.

Liane De Villiers, Crossings, ABC, 1986.

Maude Sage Breen, Bluegrass, CBS, 1988.

Herself, The Ultimate Hollywood Blonde, E! Entertainment Television, 2004.

Herself, TV Land Moguls (documentary), TV Land, 2004.

Television Appearances; Movies:

The Devil's Daughter, 1972.

(As Cheryl Jean Stoppelmoor) Jody Keller, Satan's School for Girls, ABC, 1973.

Thaddeus Rose and Eddie, 1978.

Betina "Teeny" Morgan, When She Was Bad…, ABC, 1979.

Willa, 1979.

Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones (also known as The Mad Messiah), CBS, 1980.

Joan Robinson Hill, Murder in Texas, 1981.

Title role, Grace Kelly (also known as The Grace Kelly Story), ABC, 1983.

Maggie Telford, Kentucky Woman, CBS, 1983.

Margaret, The Hasty Heart, 1983.

Lily Parker, Romance on the Orient Express, NBC, 1985.

Crime of Innocence, 1985.

Anne Halloran, Deadly Care, CBS, 1987.

Mary Gray, The Fulfillment of Mary Gray (also known as Fulfillment), CBS, 1989.

The Lookalike, 1990.

Diane Halstead, Crash: The Mystery of Flight 1501 (also known as Aftermath and Aftermath: The Fate of Flight 1501), 1990.

Sara Crawford, Jekyll and Hyde (also known as Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde), ABC, 1990.

Laura Huntoon, The Girl Who Came between Them (also known as Face of Love and Victim of Innocence), NBC, 1990.

Melanie Adams, Changes (also known as Danielle Steel's "Changes"), NBC, 1991.

Annie Gallagher, Locked Up: A Mother's Rage (also known as The Delores Donovan Story, Other Side of Love, and They're Doing My Time), CBS, 1991.

Pam Cheney, Broken Promises: Taking Emily Back (also known as Broken Promises), CBS, 1993.

Linda DeSilva Edelman, Dead before Dawn, ABC, 1994.

Mary Dannon, Dancing with Danger (also known as The Last Dance), USA Network, 1994.

The Lady, 1995.

Lucinda/Lucy Ann Michaels, A Tangled Web (also known as Deadly Seduction and Vows of Deception), CBS, 1996.

Jean McAvoy, Kiss and Tell (also known as Please Forgive Me), ABC, 1996.

Ellen Downey, The Haunting of Lisa (also known as Les premonitions de Lisa), Lifetime, 1996.

Elaine Freedman, Perfect Little Angels, Fox Family Channel, 1998.

Connie Hoagland, Every Mother's Worst Fear, USA Network, 1998.

Lynn Landon, Michael Landon, the Father I Knew (also known as A Father's Son), CBS, 1999.

Jane Thorton, Her Best Friend's Husband, Lifetime, 2002.

Diane Simon, Eve's Christmas, Lifetime, 2004.

Television Appearances; Specials:

ABC team member, Battle of the Network Stars III, ABC, 1977.

Ben Vereen: Showcase for a Man of Many Talents (also known as Ben Vereen … His Roots, Ben Vereen: His Roots, and The Sentry Collection Presents Ben Vereen: His Roots), ABC, 1978.

Herself, General Electric's All–Star Anniversary, NBC, 1978.

John Denver and the Ladies, ABC, 1978.

National Collegiate Cheerleading Championships, 1978.

Holiday Star Telethon, 1978.

That Thing on ABC, 1978.

The Muppets Go Hollywood, 1979.

AFI Salute to Alfred Hitchcock, 1979.

Host, The Cheryl Ladd Special (also known as Cheryl Ladd), ABC, 1979.

Host, Cheryl Ladd … Looking Back—Souvenirs (also known as Cheryl Ladd—Souvenirs and Looking Back: Souvenirs), ABC, 1980.

Herself, The Barbara Walters Special, 1980.

A Time for Love, 1980, 1981.

Coast to Coast U.S.A., 1981.

Get High On Yourself Special, 1981.

Is There a Family in the House, 1981.

Women Who Rate a 10, 1981.

Perry Como's "Spring in San Francisco" (also known as Spring in San Francisco), ABC, 1981.

Host, Cheryl Ladd: Scenes from a Special (also known as Scenes from a Special), ABC, 1982.

Cheryl Ladd: Fascinated, 1982.

The Paul Anka Show, 1982.

Fascinated, syndicated, 1983.

The Presidential Inaugural Gala, CBS, 1989.

Innocent Skin, 1991.

Cheryl Ladd's Body Slide Instruction, 1992.

Cheryl Ladd's Body Slide Sliding into Shape, 1992.

Cheryl Ladd's Shape Up with Shapemate, 1993.

Host, Your Skin and How to Save It, CNBC and WGN, 1995.

50 Years of Television: A Celebration of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Golden Anniversary, HBO, 1997.

Hollywood Glamour Girls, E! Entertainment Television, 1998.

King of Primetime: Aaron Spelling, 1998.

Intimate Portrait: Jaclyn Smith, Lifetime, 1998.

Intimate Portrait: Cheryl Ladd, Lifetime, 1999.

Entertainment Tonight Charlie Angels Uncovered II, 2000.

The 74th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, NBC, 2000.

A&E Biography: Cheryl Ladd, Arts and Entertainment, 2000.

Champions of Industry: "Children's Wish Foundation," 2000.

Charlie's Angels Night 2000, 2000.

Time & Again: Charlie's Angels, 2000.

TV Guide's Truth behind the Rumors: "Charlie's Angels," 2000.

Movieguide Awards Gala, 2001.

Herself, Tvography: Charlie's Angels—Girls with Guns (documentary), Arts and Entertainment, 2002.

Herself, Charlie's Angels: TV Tales (documentary), E! Entertainment Television, 2002.

Charlie's Angels: The Story, 2003.

TV Land Awards—Red Carpet Countdown, TV Land, 2003.

TV Movie Superstars: Women You Love (documentary), Lifetime, 2004.

Television Appearances; Awards Presentations:

The 35th Annual Golden Globe Awards, 1978.

The 57th Annual Photoplay Gold Medal Awards, 1978.

American Music Awards, 1979.

Cohost, The 31st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, ABC, 1979.

The 32nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, 1980.

The 6th Annual People's Choice Awards, 1980.

The 12th Annual People's Choice Awards, CBS, 1986.

The 43rd Annual Golden Globe Awards, 1987.

Host, The 44th Annual Golden Globe Awards, 1987.

Presenter, The 48th Annual Golden Globe Awards, TBS, 1991.

Presenter, The 18th Annual People's Choice Awards, CBS, 1992.

Presenter, The 18th Annual CableACE Awards, TNT, 1996.

Host, The 9th Annual Movieguide Awards, PAX, 2001.

Herself, TV Land Awards: A Celebration of Classic TV (also known as 1st Annual TV Land Awards), TV Land, 2003.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Teenage girl, Such Dust as Dreams Are Made On, ABC, 1973.

That Thing on ABC, ABC, 1978.

Dr. Dawn "Holli" Holliday, One West Waikiki, CBS, 1994.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

(As Cheryl Jean Stoppelmoor) "The Good Die Young," The Rookies, ABC, 1972.

(As Cheryl Stoppelmoor) Amy, "Flight to Nowhere," Search, 1972.

(As Cheryl Stoppelmoor) Amy, "Let Us Prey," Search, 1973.

(As Cheryl Jean Stoppelmoor) Bank manager, "The Wheel of Fortune," The Rookies, ABC, 1973.

Gwen, "A Game of Showdown," Ironside, NBC, 1973.

(As Cheryl Stoppelmoor) Amy, "Suffer My Child," Search, 1973.

(As Cheryl Stoppelmoor) Joanna, "Double Trouble," The Partridge Family, ABC, 1973.

Cindy Shea, "Wish Upon a Star," Happy Days, ABC, 1974.

Teenage girl, "Such Dust As Dreams Are Made On," Harry O, ABC, 1974.

(As Cheryl Stoppelmoor) Susan Ellen Morley, "Blockade," The Streets of San Francisco, ABC, 1974.

Jill Lauimer, "Death by Resurrection," Switch, CBS, 1975.

Buffy, "Prime Rib," Police Story, NBC, 1976.

Natica, "The Innocent Prey," The Fantastic Journey, NBC, 1977.

Herself, Donny and Marie, ABC, 1977, 1978.

(As Cheryl Stoppelmoor Ladd) Kate, "Silky Chamberlain," Police Woman, NBC, 1977.

"Angels and the Bums," The San Pedro Beach Bums, ABC, 1977.

Code R, 1977.

Herself, The Muppet Show, syndicated, 1978.

The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, NBC, 1978, 1979, 1982, 1991.

Herself, The Midnight Special, 1978.

Herself, "Mickey's 50," Disneyland, 1978.

Dick Clark's Live Wednesdays, 1978.

Don Kirshner's Rock Concert, 1978.

Omnibus: General Electric Theatre, 1978.

Carol Burnett & Company, 1979.

Herself, Omnibus: General Electric Theatre, 1980.

Herself, The American Sportsman, 1982.

Late Night with David Letterman, NBC, 1985.

The Rosie O'Donnell Show, syndicated, 1996.

Mercedes Haverset, "The Black Book," Ink, CBS, 1997.

Mary Anne, "Crazy White Female," Jesse, NBC, 1999.

Berg's mother, "Foul Play," Two Guys and a Girl (also known as Two Guys, a Girl, and a Pizza Place), ABC, 1999.

Berg's mother, "The Undercard," Two Guys and a Girl (also known as Two Guys, a Girl, and a Pizza Place, ABC, 2000.

"Charlie's Angels," Inside TV Land, TV Land, 2000.

The Wayne Brady Show, syndicated, 2002.

"Style and Fashion," Inside TV Land, TV Land, 2002.

Who Wants to be a Millionaire, 2002.

Doris Bennett, "The Day the Magic Died," Charmed, The WB, 2003.

Herself, "Pictures of Lily," Just Shoot Me!, NBC, 2003.

The Yesterday Show with Johnny Kerwin, Trio, 2004.

Mary Jo Fairfield, "9021–Uh–Oh," Hope & Faith, ABC, 2004.

"The '70s—Part II," TV Land Moguls, TV Land, 2004.

Live with Regis and Kelly, syndicated, 2005.

The Tony Danza Show, syndicated, 2005.

Herself, The O'Reilly Factor, Fox News, 2005.

The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, CBS, 2005.

Television Executive Producer; Specials:

Cheryl Ladd … Looking Back—Souvenirs (also known as Cheryl Ladd—Souvenirs and Looking Back: Souvenirs), ABC, 1980.

Stage Appearances:

Reno Sweeney, Anything Goes, Santa Barbara Theatre Festival, Santa Barbara, CA, 1986.

Annie Get Your Gun, Marquis Theatre, New York City, 2000.

Also appeared in The Hasty Heart.



Cheryl Ladd, Capitol, 1978.

Dance Forever, Capitol, 1979.

(Japan only) Take a Chance, 1981.

(Japan only) The Best of Cheryl Ladd, 1981.

(Japan only) You Make It Beautiful, 1982.

Also released The Best of Cheryl Ladd, Capitol; appeared on Josie & the Pussycats, Rhino.


Herself, Jim Henson's "Muppet Video: The Kermit and Piggy Story," Playhouse Home Video, 1985.


Children's Books:

(With Brian Russell) The Adventures of Little Nettie Windship, illustrated by Ezra Tucker and Nancy Krause, Dove Kids/Penguin USA (West Hollywood, CA), 1996.


Token Chick: A Woman's Guide to Golfing with the Boys, 2005.



Barron's, February 1, 1993, p. 62.

Drug Topics, April 10, 1995, p. 34.

Entertainment Weekly, August 5, 1994, pp. 42–43; August 19, 1994, p. 50.

Newsweek, June 13, 2005, p. 69.

People Weekly, June 9, 1997, pp. 67–68; January 11, 1999, p. 53; September 27, 1999, pp. 97–98.

Redbook, July, 1994, pp. 70–74.