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Gay Actors in Hollywood
My Romance with Movies: A Slight Cowboy
Ladd found success in film in the s and early s, particularly in Westerns such as Shane and in films noir. His popularity diminished in the late s, though he continued to appear in popular films until his accidental death due to a lethal combination of alcohol, a barbiturate, and two tranquilizers. Ladd was born in Hot Springs, Arkansas on 3 September He was the only child of Ina Raleigh also known as Selina Rowley 25 November — , and Alan Ladd — , a freelance accountant. His father died of a heart attack when Ladd was four. His mother moved to Oklahoma City, where she married Jim Beavers, a house painter d. In the early s, an economic downturn led to Ladd's family moving to California, a journey which took four months.
Veronica Lake and Alan Ladd
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Alan Ladd could have been one of many married fathers, both in Hollywood and elsewhere, who had a relatively easy time moonlighting in same - sex relationships. Alan Ladd died suddenly two months after Johnson was sworn in as president on board Air Force One, here is an excerpt from his Wikipedia article:. As with many Hollywood stars, Ladd is sometimes described as either a social adherent to, or member of, the gay subculture. No reliable evidence has been published to substantiate such claims, but they do exist. At least one gay historian has gone so far as to suggest that Ladd's suicide attempt s was were related to unsubstantiated sexual questioning.