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Encyclopedia > Diane Ladd
Diane Ladd
Birth name Rose Diane Lanier
Born November 29, 1932
Meridian, Mississippi
Spouse(s) Bruce Dern (divorced)
Notable roles "Flo" in Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore

Diane Ladd (b. November 29, 1932, Meridian, Mississippi) is an American television and film actress. She was born Rose Diane Lanier and raised Catholic. She is a distant relation of the playwright Tennessee Williams (born Thomas Lanier Williams) on her father's side. November 29 is the 333rd (in leap years the 334th) day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Year 1932 (MCMXXXII) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link will take you to a full 1932 calendar). ... Meridian is a city located in, and the county seat of, Lauderdale County in Mississippi, a state of the United States of America. ... Bruce MacLeish Dern (born Winnetka, Illinois, June 4, 1936) is an American actor. ... Alice is a 1974 film which tells the story of a widow who moves with her young son to Tucson, Arizona to start her life over again, and finds a job working at a diner. ... November 29 is the 333rd (in leap years the 334th) day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Year 1932 (MCMXXXII) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link will take you to a full 1932 calendar). ... Meridian is a city located in, and the county seat of, Lauderdale County in Mississippi, a state of the United States of America. ... Actors in period costume sharing a joke while waiting between takes during location filming An actor or actress is a person who acts, or plays a role, in a dramatic production. ... Tennessee Williams (1965) Thomas Lanier Williams III (March 26, 1911–February 25, 1983), better known by the pen name Tennessee Williams, was a major American playwright and one of the prominent playwrights of the twentieth century. ...


She had a supporting role in Roman PolaƄski's 1974 film Chinatown, and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for her role as Flo in the film Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore. That film inspired the TV series Alice, in which Flo was portrayed by Polly Holliday. When Holliday left the TV series, Ladd succeeded her as waitress Isabelle "Belle" Dupree. Ladd left the series abruptly due to her strained relations with the series' star, Linda Lavin. Roman Raymond PolaÅ„ski (born August 18, 1933) is an Academy Award-winning Polish–French film director and actor. ... 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... Chinatown is a 1974 film directed by Roman Polanski featuring many elements of the film noir genre, particularly a multi-layered story that is part mystery and part psychological drama. ... This page has been protected from editing to deal with vandalism. ... Alice is a 1974 film which tells the story of a widow who moves with her young son to Tucson, Arizona to start her life over again, and finds a job working at a diner. ... Alice title card Principal character Alice Hyatt, played by Linda Lavin. ... For the American actress, see Polly Holliday (actor). ... Linda Lavin as Alice Hyatt on Alice. ...


In 2004, Ladd played psychic Mrs. Druse in Stephen King's miniseries Kingdom Hospital. In April 2006, Diane Ladd released her first book entitled: Spiraling Through The School Of Life : A Mental, Physical, and Spiritual Discovery. 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The term psychic comes from the Greek psychikos, meaning of the soul, mental, which is in turn derived from the Greek word psyche (soul/mind). ... Stephen Edwin King (born September 21, 1947) is an American author best known for his enormously popular horror novels. ... A miniseries (sometimes mini-series), in a serial storytelling medium, is a production which tells a story in a limited number of episodes. ... Stephen Kings Kingdom Hospital was a thirteen-episode miniseries based on Lars von Triers Riget, which was developed by horror writer Stephen King in 2004 for American television. ...


Ladd was formerly married to actor and one-time co-star, Bruce Dern, by whom she had two children, only one of whom survived, her daughter, film actress Laura Dern, with whom she co-starred in the films Wild at Heart and Rambling Rose. Bruce MacLeish Dern (born Winnetka, Illinois, June 4, 1936) is an American actor. ... Laura Elizabeth Dern (born February 10, 1967 in Los Angeles, California) is an American actress. ... Wild at Heart is a 1990 American film written and directed by David Lynch and based on Barry Giffords novel Wild at Heart: The Story of Sailor and Lula about a couple on the run from the mob. ... Rambling Rose is a 1991 film set in 1930s Georgia starring Laura Dern and Diane Ladd. ...


She also received Academy Award nominations for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for both of those films. Ladd is now married to Robert Charles Hunter. This page has been protected from editing to deal with vandalism. ...


Year of birth

At this time, there is some contention about her birth year. Some claim she was born in 1932 and others claim 1942; however it must be borne in mind that she began acting in the mid-1950s (as per IMDb). Year 1932 (MCMXXXII) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link will take you to a full 1932 calendar). ... Year 1942 (MCMXLII) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1942 calendar). ... The Internet Movie Database (IMDb) [1] is an online database of information about actors, movies, television shows, television stars and video games. ...


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Diane Ladd - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (256 words)
Diane Ladd (born November 29, 1932 in Meridian, Mississippi) is an American television and film actress.
Despite her success in the film version, Ladd's role in the television spinoff proved unpopular with viewers of the series and she appeared for only the 1980-1981 season.
Ladd was formerly married to Bruce Dern and is the mother of film actress Laura Dern, with whom she co-starred in the films Wild at Heart and Rambling Rose.
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