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Alan Ladd
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Actor
    (September 3, 1913-January 29, 1964)
    Acted in 'Bandit: Bandit Bandit (1994),' 'Crazy Horse and Custer: The Untold Story (1990),' 'Girl on the Late, Late Show, The (1974),' 'My Dog, the Thief (1969),' 'Istanbul Express (1968),' 'For Singles Only (1968),' 'King's Pirate, The (1967),' 'Three on a Couch (1966),' 'Harum Scarum (1965),' 'Young Dillinger (1965),' 'Girl Happy (1965)' and 'Get Yourself a College Girl (1964)'
    Acted in 'Carpetbaggers (1964),' '13 West Street (1962),' 'One Foot in Hell (1960),' 'All the Young Men (1960),' 'Guns of the Timberland (1960),' 'Badlanders (1958),' 'Boy on a Dolphin (1957),' 'Big Land (1957),' 'Santiago (1956),' 'Hell on Frisco Bay (1955),' 'Drum Beat (1954),' 'Saskatchewan (1954),' 'Hell Below Zero (1954),' 'Red Beret (1953),' 'Shane (1953),' 'Desert Legion (1953),' 'Botany Bay (1953),' 'Thunder in the East (1952),' 'Iron Mistress (1952),' 'Red Mountain (1952),' 'Appointment with Danger (1951),' 'Branded (1951),' 'Great Gatsby (1949),' 'Whispering Smith (1948),' 'Beyond Glory (1948),' 'Saigon (1948),' 'Calcutta (1947),' 'And Now Tomorrow (1944),' 'Letter from a Friend (1943),' 'This Gun for Hire (1942),' 'Petticoat Politics (1941),' 'Wildcat Bus (1940),' 'Hitler - Beast of Berlin (1939)' and 'Tom Brown of Culver (1932)'
    Famed as the lead in 'Shane'
    Talk about huge egos, he named his son and daughter (Alana) after himself.
    His son Alan Ladd, Jr. made more money in 1978, than he made in his entire career. Junior was president of Twentieth Century Fox, who produced 'Star Wars' that year.
    At five, he burned down his family's apartment while playing with matches.
    He was short for a leading man, 5'4.
    His nicknames were 'Tiny' and 'Laddie.'
    He started a hamburger stand named 'Tiny's Patio.'
    He was drafted but discharged less than a year later due to his ulcer and double hernia.
    He divorced his first wife.
    He married his second wife a year after his divorce.
    He rejected the part that James Dean took in 'Giant.'
    He lost the title role in 'Lawrence of Arabia' to Peter O'Toole.
    He was an alcoholic.
    He shot himself in a failed suicide attempt (November 1962).
    He killed himself with (a possible accidental?) combination of alcohol and sedatives.
    He was listed in the cast of 'Born to the West' (1937) although he did not appear in the film.
    He was typecast as the anti-hero.
    He was a popular leading man, although he rarely changed expression.
    Although uncredited, he appeared in what is called the greatest film of all time, 'Citizen Kane.'
    During the late 1950's and early 1960's, he produced a number of television show.
    His father died when he was four.
    His mother committed suicide when he was twenty-four.
    He was a diving and swimming champion (1932).
    He was a life guard.
    New York Times obituary stated: 'That the old fashioned motion picture gangster with his ugly face, gaudy cars, and flashy clothes was replaced by a smoother, better looking, and better dressed bad man was largely the work of Mr. Ladd.' (January 30, 1964).
    For 2019, as of last week, Out of 3 Votes: 66.67% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 2 Votes: 0% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 5 Votes: 60.0% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 5 Votes: 60.0% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 9 Votes: 33.33% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 30 Votes: 40.0% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 17 Votes: 47.06% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 81 Votes: 50.62% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 72 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 34 Votes: 52.94% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 24 Votes: 41.67% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 51 Votes: 47.06% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 82 Votes: 56.10% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 118 Votes: 43.22% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 230 Votes: 49.13% Annoying
    In 2004, Out of 71 Votes: 54.93% Annoying
 
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