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Alan Ladd
September 3, 1913 - January 29, 1964
Nationality: American
Category: Actor
Subcategory: American Actor

Being a good host offsets the deprivation and loneliness of my youth.


When I was on the air a lot my throat and vocal chords got tired. If you don't vary your tones you can't get pretty tired of your own voice.


I wish I were the type who could walk into a place and have everybody love me. But I'm not, and there's no use wishing.


Not every father gets a chance to start his son off in his own footsteps.


I think any movie star who refuses autographs has a hell of a nerve.


I was never trained for anything.


I'm no good with words but I'll find ways from time to time to show you how grateful I am.


A producer has to know all about everything from set-building to costumes to acting.


Just as Jimmy Stewart and Tyrone Power get 50 percent of the profits, so do I.


Time scoots along pretty fast when you grow up.


I'm working myself to death.


I'm the most insecure guy in Hollywood. If you had it good all your life, you figure it can't ever get bad, but when you had it bad, you wonder how long a thing like this will last.


Maybe I can't act, but I know the gimmicks. I studied acting all my life and know what's good for me.


I just want to make pictures that are entertaining. I'll leave the scenery chewing to someone else.


What good will a tax break do me if I'm crippled for life?


If you can figure out my success on the screen, you're a better man than I.


I'm going to make it. Nothing is going to stop me. Nothing. I want it too much.


I don't care how small the parts are, as long as they're good.


Nobody's strong enough to stand up under a flood of weak material.


Our children were trained to look after each other.


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