Alan Ladd’s Death – Cause and Date

  • Alan Ladd
Born (Birthday)

Sep 3, 1913

Death Date

January 29, 1964

Age of Death

50 years

Cause of Death

Drug Overdose

Place of Death

Palm Springs, California, United States

Place of burial

Forest Lawn Memorial Park Glendale,  Los Angeles, California, United States


Movie Actor

The movie actor Alan Ladd died at the age of 50. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Popular actor who played the title role in the 1953 western movie, Shane. His portrayal of Jay Gatsby in The Great Gatsby earned him additional acclaim.

He was married to his second wife, Sue Carol, from 1942 to 1964. His son, Alan Ladd Jr., became a producer and the founder of The Ladd Company.

How did Alan Ladd die?

On January 29, 1964, at age fifty, Alan Ladd was found dead at his Palm Springs home of an overdose of sedatives and alcohol.

Where is Alan Ladd buried?

He is buried at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Glendale, California. His star appears on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 1601 Vine Street.



“Nobody’s strong enough to stand up under a flood of weak material.”

Alan Ladd

“Time scoots along pretty fast when you grow up.”

Alan Ladd

“I know what’s good for me. I can’t play black or gray. I can’t be a villain or anything close to one. I have to play white.”

Alan Ladd

“It seems only reasonable that the people have a right to know virtually everything about the personality they are buying each time they put their money through the box office.”

Alan Ladd

“I’m shy and can’t for the life of me barge around and slap people on the back. I sit in a corner by myself and am tickled to death when someone comes over to talk to me.”

Alan Ladd