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Diane Ladd
Diane Ladd
(born November 29, 1935)[1] is an American actress, film director, producer and author. She has appeared in over 120 film and television roles. For the 1974 film Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore, she won the BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role
BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role
and was nominated for the Academy Award
Academy Award
for Best Supporting Actress. She went on to win the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress on Television for Alice (1980–81), and to receive Academy Award nominations for Wild at Heart (1990) and Rambling Rose (1991). Her other film appearances include Chinatown (1974), Ghosts of Mississippi (1996), Primary Colors (1998), 28 Days (2000), and American Cowslip (2008). Ladd is the mother of actress Laura Dern, with her ex-husband, actor Bruce Dern.


1 Personal life 2 Career 3 Awards & nominations 4 Hollywood Walk of Fame 5 Filmography 6 See also 7 References 8 External links

Personal life[edit] Ladd was born Rose Diane Ladner in Meridian, Mississippi, the only child of Mary Bernadette (née Anderson; 1912–2002), a housewife and actress, and Preston Paul Ladner (1905–1982), a veterinarian who sold products for poultry and livestock.[2][3][4] Ladd is related to playwright Tennessee Williams[5] and poet Sidney Lanier.[6] Ladd was raised in the Roman Catholic
Roman Catholic
faith of her mother.[7][8] Ladd was married to actor and one-time co-star Bruce Dern
Bruce Dern
from 1960 to 1969, and had two daughters, including Diane Elizabeth Dern, who died at seventeen and a half months, and actress Laura Dern. Ladd and Laura Dern co-starred in the films, Wild at Heart, Rambling Rose and Inland Empire, and in the HBO
series Enlightened. Ladd is currently married to Robert Charles Hunter. Career[edit] In 1971, Ladd joined the cast of the CBS soap opera, The Secret Storm. She was the second actress to play the role of Kitty Styles on the long-running daytime serial. She later had a supporting role in Roman Polanski'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 television series Alice, in which Flo was portrayed by Polly Holliday. When Holliday left the TV series, Ladd succeeded her as waitress Isabelle "Belle" Dupree.

Diane Ladd
Diane Ladd
in 2013 at the Hollywood Walk of Fame
Hollywood Walk of Fame
to honor actress Olympia Dukakis

She appeared in the independent screwball comedy Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me in 1992, where she played a flirty, aging Southern belle alongside her real mother, actress Mary Lanier.[9] In 1993, Ladd appeared in the episode "Guess Who's Coming to Chow?" of the CBS comedy/western series Harts of the West
Harts of the West
in the role of the mother of co-star Harley Jane Kozak. The 15-episode program, set on a dude ranch in Nevada
starred Beau Bridges
Beau Bridges
and Lloyd Bridges.

Ladd as Lucille in Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me.[9]

In 2004, Ladd played psychic Mrs. Druse in the television miniseries of Stephen King's Kingdom Hospital. In April 2006, Ladd released her first book, Spiraling Through The School of Life: A Mental, Physical, and Spiritual Discovery. In 2007, she co-starred in the Lifetime Television film Montana Sky. In addition to her Academy Award
Academy Award
nomination for Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore, she was also nominated (again in the Best Actress in a Supporting Role category) for both Wild at Heart and Rambling Rose, both of which she starred alongside her daughter Laura Dern. Dern received a nomination for Best Actress for Rambling Rose. The dual mother and daughter nominations for Ladd and Dern in Rambling Rose marked the first time in Academy Award
Academy Award
history that such an event had occurred. They were also nominated for dual Golden Globe Awards
Golden Globe Awards
in the same year. Ladd has also worked in theatre. She made her Broadway debut in Carry Me Back to Morningside Heights in 1968. In 1976, she starred in A Texas Trilogy: Lu Ann Hampton Laverty Oberlander, for which she received a Drama Desk Award nomination.[10] She currently stars in the Hallmark Channel
Hallmark Channel
series Chesapeake Shores.[11] Awards & nominations[edit]

Year Work Award Result

1974 Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress (motion picture) Nominated

Academy Award
Academy Award
for Best Supporting Actress Nominated

1975 BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role Won

1980 Alice Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress (television) Won

1990 Wild at Heart Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress (motion picture) Nominated

Academy Award
Academy Award
for Best Supporting Actress Nominated

1991 Rambling Rose Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress (motion picture) Nominated

Academy Award
Academy Award
for Best Supporting Actress Nominated

1993 Dr. Quinn: Medicine Woman Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series Nominated

1994 Grace Under Fire Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series Nominated

1997 Touched by an Angel Primetime Emmy Award Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series Nominated

Note: Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore
Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore
released in 1974 in the US and 1975 in the UK. Hollywood Walk of Fame[edit] On November 1, 2010, Ladd, Laura Dern, and Bruce Dern
Bruce Dern
received adjoining stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame; this is the first time family members have been given such consideration on the Walk. Ladd's star is the 2,421st. Filmography[edit]

Murder, Inc. (1960) as Showgirl (uncredited) Something Wild (1961) as Bit Part (uncredited) 40 Pounds of Trouble (1962) as Young Bride on Honeymoon (uncredited) The Wild Angels
The Wild Angels
(1966) as Gaysh The Big Valley "Boy into Man" (1967) as Lud's mother The Reivers (1969) as Phoebe The Rebel Rousers (1970) as Karen Macho Callahan (1970) as Girl WUSA (1970) as Barmaid at Railroad Station (uncredited) The Steagle
The Steagle
(1971) as Mrs. Forbes White Lightning (1973) as Maggie Chinatown (1974) as Ida Sessions Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore
Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore
(1974) as Flo Embryo (1976) as Martha Douglas All Night Long (1981) as Helen Dupler Grace Kelly (1983, TV Movie) as Margaret Kelly Something Wicked This Way Comes (1983) as Mrs. Nightshade Sweetwater (1983) as Lucy Faerie Tale Theatre
Faerie Tale Theatre
(1983, TV Series) as Mother I Married a Centerfold (1984, TV Movie) as Jeanette Bryan Black Widow (1987) as Etta Plain Clothes (1987) as Jane Melway National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
(1989) as Nora Wild at Heart (1990) as Marietta Fortune A Kiss Before Dying (1991) as Mrs. Corliss Rambling Rose (1991) as Mother Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me (1992) as Lucille Forever (1992) as Mabel Normand Spies Inc. (1992) as Alice The Cemetery Club
The Cemetery Club
(1993) as Lucille Rubin Carnosaur (1993) as Dr. Jane Tiptree Father Hood
Father Hood
(1993) as Rita The Gift (1994) (TV Short) Mother (1995) as Olivia Hendrix Mrs. Munck (1995) as Mrs. Munck Raging Angels (1995) as Sister Kate Citizen Ruth
Citizen Ruth
(1996) as Ruth's Mother (uncredited) The Siege at Ruby Ridge
The Siege at Ruby Ridge
(1996, TV Movie) as Irma Coulter Cold Lazarus (1996, TV Mini-Series) as Martina Masdon Ghosts of Mississippi
Ghosts of Mississippi
(1996) as Grandma Caroline Moore James Dean: Race with Destiny (1997) as Mama Pierangeli Primary Colors (1998) as Mamma Stanton Route 66 (1998) Can't Be Heaven
Can't Be Heaven
(1999) as Nona Gina 28 Days (2000) as Bobbie Jean The Law of Enclosures (2000) as Bea Daddy and Them (2001) as Jewel Rain (2001) as Audrey Turnquick Redemption of the Ghost (2002) as Aunt Helen More than Puppy Love (2002) as Aunt Edna Damaged Care (2002, TV Movie) as Mary 'Rhodie' Rhodes The Virgin (2002) Charlie's War (2003) as Jobie Gracie's Choice
Gracie's Choice
(2004, TV Movie) as Louela Lawson The World's Fastest Indian
The World's Fastest Indian
(2005) as Ada Come Early Morning
Come Early Morning
(2006) as Nana When I Find the Ocean (2006) as Edna Inland Empire (2006) as Marilyn Levens Jake's Corner (2008) as Fran American Cowslip
American Cowslip
(2008) as Roe Grave Secrets (2013) as Emily Barnes Just Before I Go
Just Before I Go
(2014) as Mamma (uncredited) I Dream Too Much (2015) as Vera Joy (2015) as Mimi Sophie and the Rising Sun (2016) as Ruth Jeffers Amerigeddon
(2016) as Betty Boonville Redemption (2016) as Grandma Mary Chesapeake Shores
Chesapeake Shores
(2016-2017, TV Series) as Nell O'Brien

See also[edit]

Biography portal Mississippi portal California portal Theatre portal Film portal Television portal


^ Year of birth as per the California Divorce Index, 1966–1984. Center for Health Statistics, California Department of Health Services, Sacramento, California at Ancestry.com ^ Diane Ladd
Diane Ladd
Yahoo! Movies bio Archived August 14, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.. Movies.yahoo.com; retrieved July 31, 2011. ^ 05-31-02obituaries Archived September 7, 2012, at Archive.is. Ojaivalleynews.com; retrieved July 31, 2011. ^ Profile, lifeafter50.coml accessed May 9, 2014. ^ ''St. Louis Post-Dispatch'' archives. Nl.newsbank.com (February 19, 1993); retrieved July 31, 2011. ^ RIDING THE CREST OF TWO WIDELY PRAISED PERFORM. Press-Telegram (Long Beach, CA). September 20, 1991. ^ "Profile". Archived from the original on March 22, 2007. Retrieved June 14, 2007. CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link) , pbs.org, July 10, 2006. ^ Hoge, Warren. (September 23, 1976) " Diane Ladd
Diane Ladd
Savors 'Top of World'", Select.nytimes.com; retrieved July 31, 2011. ^ a b Thomas, Kevin (July 30, 1993). "Romantic 'Hold Me, Thrill Me' a Breezy Minor Diversion". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved June 8, 2013.  ^ Internet Broadway Database profile, Ibdb.com; retrieved July 31, 2011. ^ "Interview - Diane Ladd
Diane Ladd
- Nell O'Brien - Chesapeake Shores
Chesapeake Shores
Hallmark Channel". Hallmark Channel. Retrieved 23 September 2016. 

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Awards for Diane Ladd

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BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role

Billie Whitelaw
Billie Whitelaw
(1968) Celia Johnson
Celia Johnson
(1969) Susannah York
Susannah York
(1970) Margaret Leighton
Margaret Leighton
(1971) Cloris Leachman
Cloris Leachman
(1972) Valentina Cortese
Valentina Cortese
(1973) Ingrid Bergman
Ingrid Bergman
(1974) Diane Ladd
Diane Ladd
(1975) Jodie Foster
Jodie Foster
(1976) Jenny Agutter (1977) Geraldine Page
Geraldine Page
(1978) Rachel Roberts (1979) Rohini Hattangadi
Rohini Hattangadi
/ Maureen Stapleton
Maureen Stapleton
(1982) Jamie Lee Curtis
Jamie Lee Curtis
(1983) Liz Smith (1984) Rosanna Arquette
Rosanna Arquette
(1985) Judi Dench
Judi Dench
(1986) Susan Wooldridge (1987) Judi Dench
Judi Dench
(1988) Michelle Pfeiffer
Michelle Pfeiffer
(1989) Whoopi Goldberg
Whoopi Goldberg
(1990) Kate Nelligan (1991) Miranda Richardson
Miranda Richardson
(1992) Miriam Margolyes
Miriam Margolyes
(1993) Kristin Scott Thomas
Kristin Scott Thomas
(1994) Kate Winslet
Kate Winslet
(1995) Juliette Binoche
Juliette Binoche
(1996) Sigourney Weaver
Sigourney Weaver
(1997) Judi Dench
Judi Dench
(1998) Maggie Smith
Maggie Smith
(1999) Julie Walters
Julie Walters
(2000) Jennifer Connelly
Jennifer Connelly
(2001) Catherine Zeta-Jones
Catherine Zeta-Jones
(2002) Renée Zellweger
Renée Zellweger
(2003) Cate Blanchett
Cate Blanchett
(2004) Thandie Newton
Thandie Newton
(2005) Jennifer Hudson
Jennifer Hudson
(2006) Tilda Swinton
Tilda Swinton
(2007) Penélope Cruz
Penélope Cruz
(2008) Mo'Nique
(2009) Helena Bonham Carter
Helena Bonham Carter
(2010) Octavia Spencer
Octavia Spencer
(2011) Anne Hathaway
Anne Hathaway
(2012) Jennifer Lawrence
Jennifer Lawrence
(2013) Patricia Arquette
Patricia Arquette
(2014) Kate Winslet
Kate Winslet
(2015) Viola Davis
Viola Davis
(2016) Allison Janney
Allison Janney

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Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Series, Miniseries or Television Film

Gail Fisher
Gail Fisher
(1970) Sue Ane Langdon
Sue Ane Langdon
(1971) Ruth Buzzi
Ruth Buzzi
(1972) Ellen Corby
Ellen Corby
(1973) Betty Garrett
Betty Garrett
(1974) Hermione Baddeley
Hermione Baddeley
(1975) Josette Banzet (1976) Polly Holliday
Polly Holliday
(1978) Polly Holliday
Polly Holliday
(1979) Valerie Bertinelli/ Diane Ladd
Diane Ladd
(1980) Valerie Bertinelli
Valerie Bertinelli
(1981) Shelley Long
Shelley Long
(1982) Barbara Stanwyck
Barbara Stanwyck
(1983) Faye Dunaway
Faye Dunaway
(1984) Sylvia Sidney
Sylvia Sidney
(1985) Olivia de Havilland
Olivia de Havilland
(1986) Claudette Colbert
Claudette Colbert
(1987) Katherine Helmond
Katherine Helmond
(1988) Amy Madigan
Amy Madigan
(1989) Piper Laurie
Piper Laurie
(1990) Amanda Donohoe (1991) Joan Plowright
Joan Plowright
(1992) Julia Louis-Dreyfus
Julia Louis-Dreyfus
(1993) Miranda Richardson
Miranda Richardson
(1994) Shirley Knight
Shirley Knight
(1995) Kathy Bates
Kathy Bates
(1996) Angelina Jolie
Angelina Jolie
(1997) Faye Dunaway/ Camryn Manheim
Camryn Manheim
(1998) Nancy Marchand
Nancy Marchand
(1999) Vanessa Redgrave
Vanessa Redgrave
(2000) Rachel Griffiths
Rachel Griffiths
(2001) Kim Cattrall
Kim Cattrall
(2002) Mary-Louise Parker
Mary-Louise Parker
(2003) Anjelica Huston
Anjelica Huston
(2004) Sandra Oh
Sandra Oh
(2005) Emily Blunt
Emily Blunt
(2006) Samantha Morton
Samantha Morton
(2007) Laura Dern
Laura Dern
(2008) Chloë Sevigny
Chloë Sevigny
(2009) Jane Lynch
Jane Lynch
(2010) Jessica Lange
Jessica Lange
(2011) Maggie Smith
Maggie Smith
(2012) Jacqueline Bisset
Jacqueline Bisset
(2013) Joanne Froggatt
Joanne Froggatt
(2014) Maura Tierney
Maura Tierney
(2015) Olivia Colman
Olivia Colman
(2016) Laura Dern
Laura Dern

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Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Female

Anjelica Huston
Anjelica Huston
(1987) Rosanna DeSoto (1988) Laura San Giacomo
Laura San Giacomo
(1989) Sheryl Lee Ralph (1990) Diane Ladd
Diane Ladd
(1991) Alfre Woodard
Alfre Woodard
(1992) Lili Taylor
Lili Taylor
(1993) Dianne Wiest
Dianne Wiest
(1994) Mare Winningham
Mare Winningham
(1995) Elizabeth Peña
Elizabeth Peña
(1996) Debbi Morgan
Debbi Morgan
(1997) Lynn Redgrave
Lynn Redgrave
(1998) Chloë Sevigny
Chloë Sevigny
(1999) Zhang Ziyi
Zhang Ziyi
(2000) Carrie-Anne Moss
Carrie-Anne Moss
(2001) Emily Mortimer
Emily Mortimer
(2002) Shohreh Aghdashloo
Shohreh Aghdashloo
(2003) Virginia Madsen
Virginia Madsen
(2004) Amy Adams
Amy Adams
(2005) Frances McDormand
Frances McDormand
(2006) Cate Blanchett
Cate Blanchett
(2007) Penélope Cruz
Penélope Cruz
(2008) Mo'Nique
(2009) Dale Dickey (2010) Shailene Woodley
Shailene Woodley
(2011) Helen Hunt
Helen Hunt
(2012) Lupita Nyong'o
Lupita Nyong'o
(2013) Patricia Arquette
Patricia Arquette
(2014) Mya Taylor (2015) Molly Shannon
Molly Shannon
(2016) Allison Janney
Allison Janney

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