Alan Ladd Jr.

American film producer

Alan Walbridge Ladd Jr. (October 22, 1937 – March 2, 2022) was an American movie industry executive and producer. He was president of 20th Century Fox from 1976 to 1979. He helped produce Star Wars. He later created The Ladd Company and headed MGM/UA. Ladd won an Academy Award for Best Picture in 1995 for producing Braveheart. Ladd Jr. was born in Los Angeles, California. His father was actor Alan Ladd.

Alan Ladd Jr.
Alan Walbridge Ladd Jr.

(1937-10-22)October 22, 1937
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
DiedMarch 2, 2022(2022-03-02) (aged 84)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
OccupationFilm producer
Years active1963–2007
Patricia Ann
(m. 1959; div. 1983)

Cindra Ladd (m. 1985)
Parent(s)Alan Ladd
Marjorie Jane Harrold
RelativesDavid Ladd (half-brother)
Alana Ladd (half-sister)
Carol Lee Stuart-Ladd (step-sister)
Cheryl Ladd (former half-sister-in-law)

Ladd Jr. died on March 2, 2022 in Los Angeles, aged 84.[1][2]


  1. McLellan, Dennis (March 2, 2022). "Alan Ladd Jr. dies; Oscar-winning producer and studio boss greenlighted 'Star Wars'". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved March 3, 2022.
  2. Barnes, Mike (March 2, 2022). "Alan Ladd Jr., 'Star Wars' Savior and Oscar Winner for 'Braveheart,' Dies at 84". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved March 3, 2022.

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