David Ladd

  1. Elvis Presley, Hound-Dog Man, 1959.    Wild Bill Wellman went second generation –  Bing Crosby’s son, Lindsay,  and Alan’s lad David (even Mickey Rooney’s nine-year-old Teddy, as Spud) for the film of Fred Gipson’s book.  Finally, Don Siegel chose the Elvis wannabe, Fabian, but did not want him to sing.  Oh yeah sure, Fox was going to agree to that!  After 34 screen roles, Ladd became a producer, first at MGM, and then for David Ladd Films  (or from The Serpent and the Rainbow, 1987, to Hart’s War, 2001). His first of three wives was the Charlie’s Angels star, Cheryl Ladd.

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