The McConnell Story

Alan Ladd

b.9/13/1913  Hot Springs, Arkansas

Raised in Los Angeles where he was hired as a Grip for Warner Brothers Studios Discovered by actress Sue Carol and awarded contract with Paramount Studios World War II: Struggled with drug and alcohol abuse and shot himself in 1962 Survives shooting but dies of controlled substance overdose in 1964 First cinematic movie: “Once in a Lifetime” 1932


Once in a Lifetime, Hold “Em Navy, Come On Leathernecks, Rulers of the Sea, The Green Hornet, Gangs of Chicago, Captain Caution, Citizen Kane, This Gun for Hire, The Blue Dahlia, O.S.S, Saigon, Days of Glory, The Great Gatsby, Chicago Deadline, The Iron Mistress, Desert Legion, Shane, The McConnell Story