American film producer
Alan Ladd, Jr.
Alan Ladd, Jr. is an American film industry executive and producer. He is famous for giving George Lucas the go-ahead to make Star Wars and remained as Lucas' only support at times when the Board of Directors wished to shut down production. He is the son of actor Alan Ladd and Marjorie Jane, whom Alan Ladd met in high school. Ladd received the 2,348th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Friday, September 28, 2007. He started in films as an agent in 1963.