Born David Alan Ladd
in Los Angeles, California
on Feb 5, 1947
David Ladd is the son of Alan Ladd, the former husband of Cherly Ladd, and the father of Jordan Ladd. He made ten movies as a boy, incuding a couple with his father. He went on to make twenty more movies as a teen and a young adult, and now has a sucessful career as an acclaimed producer and production executive.
In the photo on the Left, Alan and David watch rushes for The Big Land, in which they appeared together.
In the photo on the Left David Ladd is visiting his father Alan Ladd on the set of Saskatchewan in 1954. David did not have a role, but they appear to have made him a uniform like his dad's.
In the photo on the Left Alan Ladd is writing his name in concrete at Grauman's Chinese Theatre on Hollywood Blvd. in 1954. Daughter Alana Ladd and wife Sue Ladd are behind him, and David is seated.
David Ladd and his older sister Alana Ladd both had uncredited roles in Alan's classic 1953 movie Shane, but I have never been able to find a photo of either of them in it.