Alan Walbridge Ladd, Jr. (September 3, 1913 - January 29, 1964) was an American film actor.
Ladd was born in Hot Springs, Arkansas, and died in Palm Springs, California of an overdose of alcohol and sedatives.
After first becoming a star with his performance as a hitman with a conscience in This Gun for Hire (1942), he became most famous for his starring role as a gunfighter in the classic 1953 western Shane. He was sometimes listed as Allan Ladd in credits. His son Alan Ladd, Jr. became a motion picture executive and producer.
On his passing in 1964, he was entombed in the Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Glendale, California.