David Ladd

Born Feb 5, 1947

David Ladd is an American producer and former actor.

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1947 Birth Born on February 5, 1947.
1957 10 Years Old Ladd's professional career in Hollywood began in 1957 with a supporting role in a film starring his father titled The Big Land.


1958 11 Years Old 1 More Event
As a result of that film's success, Samuel Goldwyn Jr offered him a role as a mute in the 1958 movie The Proud Rebel, once again playing opposite his father and co-starring Olivia de Havilland.
1961 14 Years Old Ladd was again included in Film Daily's Filmdom's Famous Five in 1961 for A Dog of Flanders. … Read More


1972 25 Years Old In 1972, Ladd met actress Cheryl Stoppelmoor (who would become known as Cheryl Ladd upon the couple's marriage in 1973) with whom he later had a daughter, Jordan, in 1975. … Read More


1980 33 Years Old David and Cheryl Ladd divorced in 1980.
1982 35 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1982, Ladd married actress Dey Young (the younger sister of actress Leigh Taylor-Young), with whom he has another daughter, Shane Ladd.


1988 41 Years Old The film was quite successful, and he was subsequently asked to join his half-brother Alan Ladd Jr in forming Pathe Films in 1988. … Read More


1998 51 Years Old Ladd left MGM as an executive in 1998, and signed a deal to produce movies for them. … Read More
2002 55 Years Old During this period, MGM changed hands twice, but Ladd was able to continue his productions. He found a manuscript written by John Katzenbach and developed it as a screenplay for the 2002 film, Hart's War, directed by Gregory Hoblit and starring Bruce Willis, Colin Farrell and Terrence Howard.
2003 56 Years Old Ladd followed this up with the 2003 comedy A Guy Thing, starring Jason Lee, Julia Stiles and Selma Blair. … Read More


2007 60 Years Old Ladd spent a portion of 2007 teaching film production at the Savannah College of Art and Design. … Read More
2008 61 Years Old In 2008, he helped shepherd Kevin Sheridan's Leaving Barstow, which won several awards on the film festival circuit.
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