Facts about Alan Ladd

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Alan Ladd was a famous Actor from USA, who lived between September 3, 1913 and January 29, 1964.

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He is born under the zodiac virgo, who is known for Analyzing, Practical, Reflective, Observation, Thoughtful. Our collection contains 35 quotes who is written / told by Alan, under the main topic Work.

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Famous quotes by Alan Ladd (35)


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"What good will a tax break do me if I'm crippled for life?"
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"Strangers still leave me self-conscious"
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"It's a funny thing about me. I don't have any interest in food most of the time now, although when I was a kid I was always hungry"
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"If you can figure out my success on the screen, you're a better man than I"
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"I'm the most insecure guy in Hollywood. If you had it good all your life, you figure it can't ever get bad, but when you had it bad, you wonder how long a thing like this will last"
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"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"
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"I'd rather be David Ladd's father than Alan Ladd any day"
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"I never fail to feel let down when I see myself on the screen"
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"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"
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"It's natural to want your kids to have all the things you didn't have"
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"I'm no good with words but I'll find ways from time to time to show you how grateful I am"
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"I learned more about acting from George Stevens in a few months than I had in my entire life up until then"
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"I just want to make pictures that are entertaining. I'll leave the scenery chewing to someone else"
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"I'm going to make it. Nothing is going to stop me. Nothing. I want it too much"
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"Being a good host offsets the deprivation and loneliness of my youth"
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"As long as my pictures go into theaters and we ask people to pay to see what I do on the screen, I should not object if customers want to know what kind of man I am"
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"A producer has to know all about everything from set-building to costumes to acting"
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"Our children were trained to look after each other"
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"I'm working myself to death"
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"I wish I were the type who could walk into a place and have everybody love me. But I'm not, and there's no use wishing"
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"I was never trained for anything"
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"If I had my way, I'd do all my entertaining on the front steps"
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"I hear about stars being torn to pieces by fans. It never happened to me and I never saw it happen to anyone else"
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"I don't care how small the parts are, as long as they're good"
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"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"
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"I was a dummy in school"
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"I had only that one picture, Hitler, the Beast of Berlin, in which I had a part big enough to impress anyone. I tried for better roles over and over again"
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"Maybe I thought too much about picking up the money and not enough about the really good parts"
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"I think any movie star who refuses autographs has a hell of a nerve"
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"Not every father gets a chance to start his son off in his own footsteps"
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"My parents were so poor when I was a kid, I never went anywhere. I take our youngsters with us because I don't know anything that teaches them so much"
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"Maybe I can't act, but I know the gimmicks. I studied acting all my life and know what's good for me"
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"Just as Jimmy Stewart and Tyrone Power get 50 percent of the profits, so do I"
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"I've always had a great respect for the picture business. It's been good to me"
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"I'm working myself to death"


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