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Diane Ladd's 1st OSCAR® Nomination

Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore - Directed by Martin Scorsese - 1974

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  • WINNER-The British Academy Award.
    London, England-Princess Anne giving Diane Ladd her award-1993.
  • Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore "Cast on Set"
    left to right:
    Valerie Curtin (Vera), Ellen Burstyn (Alice), Kris Kristofferson (David) and Diane Ladd (Flo),
    other cast members: Vic Tayback, Lelia Goldoni, Lane Bradbury, Jodie Foster, Harvey Keitel

Alice T.V. Series

  • Diane had the opportunity to do the series "Alice" based on the original movie, instead she chose Broadway. However, 1980 - Warner Bros., and CBS enticed Diane to join the T.V. series... Polly Holiday portraying "Flo" (based on Ladd's original character in the film ) was leaving the Show. Ladd created a brand new character, Isabelle ("BELLE") a Country Western singer, songwriter, waitress from Mississippi (Diane's own state). Belle wore little bell earrings and had a "little voice" who talked to her.

  • Left to right:
    Diane Ladd (Belle), Vic Tayback (Mel), Linda Lavin (Alice), Philip McKeon (Tommy), Beth Holland (Vera).
  • Joining the show, critics touted Diane for lifting the ratings from its 10th place and a wonderful 35 million viewing, to "First Place" with her following totaling an amazing 75 million audience! And, the show (for the first time) took all three major cities: New York, Chicago and Los Angeles!
    Ms. Ladd also won the show's first T.V. award, the Golden Globe for her performance in this first six weeks of her appearance!
  • Martha Raye, Diane, Linda and Beth in the T.V. version of "Alice"
  • Diane Ladd receiving the famed Actors Studio's "Eleonora Duse" Award in 1981.
    Mildred Natwick and Annie Jackson in the background.
  • Lee Strasberg presenting Diane's award
Honor these actors, as they are the abstract & brief
chronicle of the time.
William Shakespeare.

Diane Ladd's 2nd OSCAR® Nomination

Wild at Heart - directed by David Lynch - 1990

Diane Ladd, Best supporting Actress! Cannes 43rd International Film Festival

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  • Anthony Quinn giving the "Palme D'or Award"
    Left to Right:
    Director David Lynch, Isabella Rossellini,Diane Ladd, Anthony Quinn, Laura Dern, Nicholas Cage
  • Diane & Director David Lynch on set
  • Diane (Marietta) and daughter Laura Dern (Lula Pace Fortuna).
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Diane Ladd's 3rd OSCAR® Nomination

  • Diane in "Rambling Rose".
  • Laura Dern and Diane Ladd - The first mother/daughter in tandem to both be nominated for the "Oscar" in the same year
  • Laura Dern (Rose), Lisa Jacobs (Doll), Robert Duval (Daddy), Lucas Hass (Buddy) Diane (Mother), and Evan Lockwood (Waski), Cast also included John Hurt (Buddy as adult).
  • Diane Ladd (Mother) & Laura Dern (Rose)
  • Diane Ladd (Mother)
  • Laura Dern (Rose), Lucas Haas (Buddy), & Diane Ladd
  • Diane Ladd as "Mother" & Robert Duval as "Daddy"
  • Princess Diana chose "Rambling Rose" as one of her all-time favorites, and held a London Royal Premiere and a party in their honor.
  • Lucas, Diane & Laura

Rambling Rose reviews

"As the wise wife, the great Diane Ladd, is luminous. Hearing-impaired, she reads lips and sees into the soul because she cannot always be sure she's hearing the words."
Rex Reed (The New York Observer) 9/23/91.

"Diane Ladd delivered that "speech" in the doctor's office like a belt-high fast-ball down the middle. And Ladd knocks it out of the park."
Mike La Salle (San Francisco Chronicle) 9/20/1991.

"Like Katharine Hepburn's mothers in "Long Day's Journey into Night" and "guess who's coming to Dinner? "Ladd's character is both fulcrum and rudder…"
Glenn Lovell (San Jose Mercury News) 9/27/91.

"Ladd, Playing a mother who is 180-degree opposite of the Gargoyle mom she played in "Wild At Heart", and playing her exquisitely."
Soren Anderson (Tacoma News Tribune) 9/21/91.

"Ladd brings a hypnotically quavery softness to the role of the genteel but, when necessary, fiercely protective matriarch, telling us volumes about the woman's background and character in every gesture, every phrasing."
PS (Boston Globe) 9/20/1991.

"Diane Ladd gives a cool, complicated performance, as mother , the real seat of power among the Hillyers, an intellectual in housewife's clothing."
Jami Bernard (New York Post) 9/20/91.

"As Mother, Diane is a rock of uncommon sense…Her relationship with (Duval) is one of the most original husband-wife combinations in memory. The connection between them is a thread of poetry. Daddy both humors her transcendental rambling and defers to her; she's a powerhouse, and much too wise to be ignored."
Hal Hinson (The Washington Post) 9/20/91.

Motion Picture Role With Director
Jake's Corner
<release Jan 2008>
Fran Colton Rodgers,Richard Tyson, Danny Trejo, B.J. Thomas Jeff Santo
<Director / Writer / Producer>
Inland Empire
<release Jan 2006>
Marilyn Levens Laura Dern, Jeremy Irons, Justin Theroux, Harry Dean Stanton, Grace Zabriskie David Lynch
<Director / Writer / Producer / Cinematographer / Editor>
Come Early Morning
<release Jan 2006>
Nana Ashley Judd, Jeffrey Donovan, Scott Wilson, Stacy Keach Joey Lauren Adams
<writer/director> - Ind.
When I Find the Ocean
<release Jan 2006>
Edna Amy Radford, Lee Majors, Richard Tyson, Graham Greene, Bernie Casey Tonya S. Holly <writer/director> - Ind.
The World's Fastest Indian
<release Jan 2006>
Susan B. Anthony "Failure is Impossible" Award (11/13/05)
Ada Anthony Hopkins Roger Donaldson
<writer/director> - Ind.
Charlie's War Jobie Olympia Dukakis, Lynn Redgrave David Abbott <director>, Christy Lawrence Viviano <writer> - Ind.
Redemption of the Ghost Aunt Helen John Savage, Alexandra Paul, Rachel Hunter, Gene Bicknell Richard Friedman <director>,
Gene Bicknell, Darrel Campbell <writer> - Ind.
Daddy and Them Jewel Billy Bob Thornton, Laura Dern, Kelly Preston, Andy Griffith, Sandra Seacat, Jim Varney, Brenda Blethyn, Ben Affleck, Jamie Lee Curtis Billy Bob Thornton <writer/director> - Miramax
Can't Be Heaven Nona Gina Ralph Macchio Richard Friedman <director> Disney
The Law of Enclosures Bea Sarah Polley John Greyson <director>
28 Days Bobbie Jean Sandra Bullock, Viggo Mortensen Betty Thomas <director>
Primary Colors Mamma Stanton John Travolta, Emma Thompson, Billy Bob Thornton, Kathy Bates, Larry Hagman Mike Nichols <director> Universal
Route 66 Mother Alana Austin, Pamela Hasselhoff Steve Austin <director>
Ghosts of Mississippi Grandma Caroline Moore Alec Baldwin, James Woods, Virginia Madsen, Whoopi Goldberg, Craig T. Nelson, William H. Macy Rob Reiner <director> Castle Rock
Citizen Ruth Ruth's Mother Laura Dern, Swoosie Kurtz, Mary Kay Place, Kelly Preston, Burt Reynolds, David Graf Alexander Payne <director> Miramax
Mother Olivia Hendrix Olympia Dukakis Frank LaLoggia <director> Ind - Exec. Prod. - Diane Ladd
Raging Angels Sister Kate Sean Patrick Flanery, Michael Paré, Shelley Winters Alan Smithee <director>
Mrs. Munck Rose Munck Bruce Dern, Kelly Preston, Shelley Winters Diane Ladd <director/ screenplay>
Father Hood Rita Patrick Swayze, Halle Berry, Brian Bonsall, Michael Ironside, Adrienne Barbeau Darrell Roodt <director> Disney
Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me Lucille Max Parrish, Sean Young, Mary Lanier Joel Hershman <director>
Carnosaur Dr. Jane Tiptree Raphael Sbarge Adam Simon <director> Concorde - New Horizon
The Cemetery Club Lucille Rubin Ellen Burstyn, Olympia Dukakis, Danny Aiello, Lainie Kazan Bill Duke <director> Disney
Forever Mabel Normand Sean Young, Terence Knox, Steve Railsback, Keith Coogan, Sally Kirkland Thomas Palmer Jr. <director>
Rambling Rose
1993 Academy Award Nomination, Golden Globe Nomination, IFP's Spirit Award Winner
Mother Laura Dern, Robert Duvall Martha Coolidge <director>
Trivia: Diane Ladd and Laura Dern's Oscar nominations mark the first time a mother and daughter ever received such an accolade for appearing in the same film.
A Kiss Before Dying Mrs. Corliss Sean Young, Matt Dillon, James Russo, Max von Sydow James Dearden <director> Universal
Wild at Heart
1992 Academy Award Nomination, Golden Globe Nomination, Cannes Film Festival Palme d'Or Award Winner
Marietta Fortune Laura Dern, Nicolas Cage, Willem Dafoe, Isabella Rossellini, Harry Dean Stanton, J.E. Freeman David Lynch <director>
Nora Griswold Chevy Chase, Beverly D'Angelo, Juliette Lewis, Johnny Galecki, John Randolph, E.G. Marshall, Doris Roberts, Randy Quaid Jeremiah Chechnik <director> Warner Brothers
Plain Clothes Jane Melway Arliss Howard, George Wendt, Seymour Cassel, Abe Vigoda Martha Coolidge <director> Paramount
Spies Inc. Alice
Alice Krieg, Robert Loggia, David Warner Antony Thomas <director> Viacom
Black Widow Etta Teresa Russell, Debra Winger, Dennis Hopper Director Bob Rafelson <director> 20th Century Fox
Something Wicked This Way Comes Mrs. Nightshade Jason Robards, Jonathan Pryce Jack Clayton <director> Disney
Sweetwater Lucy Paul Schneider <director>
All Night Long Helen Dupler Gene Hackman, Barbra Streisand, Dennis Quaid Jean-Claude Tramont <director> Universal
Embryo Martha Douglas
Rock Hudson, Barbara Carrera, Helen Hunt Ralph Nelson <director>
Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore
1976 Academy Award Nomination, Golden Globe Nomination, British Academy Award Winner
Flo Ellen Burstyn, Kris Kristofferson, Harvey Keitel, Anymore Valerie Curtin, Lane Bradbury, Alfred Lutter III, Jodie Foster Martin Scorsese <director> Warner Brothers
Chinatown Ida Sessions Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway, John Huston Roman Polanski <director> Universal
White Lightning Maggie
Burt Reynolds, Bo Hopkins, Ned Beatty Joe Sargent <director> United Artist
The Steagle Mrs. Forbes Richard Benjamin, Cloris Leachman Paul Sylbert <director> Columbia Tri-Star
WUSA Barmaid at Railroad Station Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward Stuart Rossenberg <director> Paramount
Macho Callahan girl David Jansen, Lee J. Cobb Bernard L. Kowalski <director> Columbia Tri-Star
The Rebel Rousers Karen
Cameron Mitchell, Bruce Dern, Jack Nicholson Martin B. Cohen <director> Paragon International Pictures
The Reivers Phoebe Steve McQueen Mark Rydell <director> 20th Century Fox
The Wild Angels
Gaysh Bruce Dern, Peter Fonda, Nancy Sinatra Roger Corman <director> United Artists

Television: MINI-SERIES Role With Network/ Director/Writer/ Executive Producer
"Kingdom Hospital"
Sally Druse Andrew McCarthy, Bruce Davison mini- Series ABC - Stephen King
"Living with the Dead"
The James Van Praagh Story
Regina Van Praagh Ted Danson, Mary Steenburgen, Queen Latifah, Jack Palance CBS- Stephen Gyllenhaal <director>
"Cold Lazarus"
Martina Masdon Albert Finney BBC - mini- Series - Renny Rye <director>
"Black Beauty" Amelia Gordon Edward Albert, Eileen Brennan,William Devane, Mel Ferrer Daniel Haller <director>NBC
Television: SERIES      
Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman
Emmy Nomination
Jane Seymour CBS - 1993 - Beth Sullivan <creator/writer-executive>
Isabelle Dupree ("Belle")
Linda Lavin, Philip McKeon, Vic Tayback, Beth Howland CBS- 1980-1981 - Robert Getchell 
The Secret Storm Kitty Styles   CBS -1973
Television: MOW      
Montana Sky
based on Nora Roberts book
Bess (the cook -- Irish and Temperamental) Ashley Williams, Charlotte Ross, and Laura Mennell LIFETIME, Mike Robe
Gracie's Choice
Emmy Nomination

Louela Lawson Anne Heche, Kristen Bell LIFETIME, Peter Werner <director>
Damaged Care Mary 'Rhodie' Rhodes Laura Dern SHOWTIME -Harry Winer <director>
Rain Audrey Jamey Sheridan Synd - Katherine Lindberg <director>
Aftermath Mother Meredith Baxter, Robert Urich CBS - Lorraine Senna <director>
Christy: The Movie Alice Henderson Lauren Lee Smith, James Waterston PAX -mini-Series - George Kaczender <director>
More Than Puppy Love Aunt Edna Pamela Bach SHOWTIME
Strong Medicine   Whoopie Goldberg LIFETIME
Sharing the Secret Nina's Mother Mare Winningham CBS
The Staircase Sister Margaret Barbara Hershey
James Dean: Race Mama Pierangeli Casper Van Dien, Carrie Mitchum, Mike Connors, Robert Mitchum, Connie Stevens Mardi Rustam, Laura Keats <co-directors>
The Westing Game Berthe Erica Crow Ray Walston, Ashley Peldon, Sally Kirkland Terence H. Winkless <director> Showtime
Breach of Faith: Family of Cops II Aunt Shelly Fein Charles Bronson, Joe Penny, Kim Weeks David Greene <director> CBS
The Siege at Ruby Ridge Irma Coulter Laura Dern, Randy Quaid, Kirsten Dunst, Joe Don Baker Roger Young <director> CBS
The Gift Bonnie Bedelia, Peter Horton, Isabella Rossellini, Mary Steenburgen Laura Dern <director> Short
Hush Little Baby Edie
Wendel Meldrum Jorge Montesi <director> USA Network
Shadow of a Doubt Emma Mark Harmon, Shirley Knight Karen Arthur <director> Hallmark
The Lookalike Mary Helen Needam Melissa Gilbert Gary Nelson <director> USA Network
Rock Hudson Kay
Thomas Ian Griffith, George Christy John Nicolella <director> ABC
Bluegrass Verna Howland Anthony Andrews, Wayne Rogers, Cheryl Ladd, Mickey Rooney Simon Wincer <director> CBS
Celebration Family Mrs. Heflin Ed Begley, Jr. Robert Day <director> ABC
Crime of Innocence Rose Hayward Andy Griffith, Shawnee Smith, Ralph Waite Michael Miller <director> NBC
I Married a Centerfold Jeanette Bryan Terri Copley, Timothy Daly Peter Werner <director> ABC
Grace Kelly Margaret Kelly Cheryl Ladd, Lloyd Bridges Anthony Page <director> USA Network
Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones Lynette Jones Powers Booth William A. Graham <director> CBS
Willa Mae Deborah Raffin, Clu Gulager, Cloris Leachman Joan Darling
Claudio Guzmán <director>
Thaddeus Rose and Eddie Carlotta Johnny Cash, Bo Hopkins, June Carter Jack Starrett <director>
Addie and the King of Hearts Irene Davis Jason Robards, Mildred Natwick Joseph Hardy <director>
The November Plan Laura Taylor Meredith Baxter, Dorothy Malone, Wayne Rogers Don Medford <director> NBC
The Devil's Daughter Alice Shaw Joseph Cotton, Shelley Winters, Robert Foxworth Jeannot Szwarc <director> ABC
Notable TV Guest Star Appearances
"ER" playing "Mrs. Pooler " in episode  "No Place to Hide" - (1 episode, 2006)
"Cold Case" playing "Zelda - 1954" in episode: "Committed" (episode # 3.5) 23 October 2005
"Cinema mil" playing "Herself" (archive footage) (episode # 1.1) 16 July 2005
"Strong Medicine" playing "Annabelle Lee Stowe" in episode: "BRCA2" (episode # 1.11) 15 October 2000
"Strong Medicine" playing "Annabelle Lee Stowe" in episode: "BRCA1" (episode # 1.10) 15 October 2000
"The Directors" playing "Herself" in episode: "The Films of Roger Corman" (episode # 1.5)
"Grace Under Fire" playing "Louise Burdette" in episode: "Mother Christmas" (episode # 5.4) 16 December 1997 Emmy Nomination
"Touched by an Angel" playing "Carolyn Sellers" in episode: "An Angel By Any Other Name" (episode # 3.28) 10 May 1997
"Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman" playing "Charlotte Cooper" in episode: "Colleen's Paper" (episode # 5.17) 8 February 1997
"Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman" playing "Charlotte Cooper" in episode: "Ready or Not" (episode # 3.27) 13 May 1995
"Grace Under Fire" playing "Louise Burdette" in episode: "Things Left Undone" (episode # 1.20) 11 May 1994
"Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman" playing "Charlotte Cooper" in episode: "Mike's Dream: A Christmas Tale" (episode # 2.11) 18 December 1993
"Sisters" playing "Isabelle Ruth Adderlee" in episode: "The Best Intentions" (episode # 4.9) 20 November 1993
"L.A. Law" playing "Celeste Bauman" in episode: "Cold Shower" (episode # 7.16) 8 April 1993
"Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman" playing "Charlotte" in episode: "Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman" (episode # 1.0) 1 January 1993
"Sisters" playing "Isabelle Ruth Adderlee" in episode: "Devoted Husband, Loving Father" (episode # 1.4) 1 June 1991
"In the Heat of the Night" playing "Maybelle the madam" in episode: "Home Is Where the Heart Is" (episode # 3.17) 6 March 1990
"Father Dowling Mysteries" playing "Arlene" in episode: "The Face in the Mirror Mystery" (episode # 1.7) 3 March 1989
"The Love Boat" in episode: "A Day in Port" (episode # 9.1) 28 September 1985
"Faerie Tale Theatre" playing "Mother" in episode: "Little Red Riding Hood" (episode # 2.5) 10 November 1983
"The Love Boat" playing "Ruby Gibbson" in episode: "The Captain's Ne'er-do-well Brother, The/Perfect Match, The/Remake" (episode # 3.21) 2 February 1980
"The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson" playing "Herself" 15 April 1975
"Then Came Bronson" playing "Valerie Faber" in episode: "Old Tigers Never Die--They Just Run Away" (episode # 1.8) 5 November 1969
"Ironside" playing "Peggy Barnard" in episode: "Robert Phillips vs. The Man" (episode # 2.5) 10 October 1968
"Gunsmoke" playing "Bonnie May Haley" in episode: "The Favor" (episode # 12.25) 11 March 1967
"The Big Valley" playing "Muriel Akely" in episode: "Boy Into Man" (episode # 2.18) 16 January 1967
"Shane" playing "Amy Sloate" in episode: "The Distant Bell" (episode # 1.1) 10 September 1966
"Gunsmoke" playing "Lulu" in episode: "Sweet Billy, Singer of Songs" (episode # 11.17) 15 January 1966
"Daniel Boone" playing "Ronda Cameron" in episode: "Seminole Territory" (episode # 2.17) 13 January 1966
"Gunsmoke" playing "Elena" in episode: "Blue Heaven" (episode # 10.1) 26 September 1964
"Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre" playing "Cissy" in episode: "The Game with Glass Pieces" (episode # 1.26) 1 May 1964
"The Fugitive" playing "Stella" in episode: "Come Watch Me Die" (episode # 1.17) 21 January 1964
"Hazel" playing "Sharlene" in episode: "George's 32nd Cousin" (episode # 3.8) 7 November 1963
"Perry Mason" playing "Miss Frances" in episode: "The Case of the Shifty Shoebox" (episode # 7.2) 3 October 1963
"77 Sunset Strip" playing "Helen Saunders" in episode: "The Left Field Caper" (episode # 5.29) 26 April 1963
"Armstrong Circle Theatre" playing "Charlotte Cable" in episode: "The Counterfeit League" (episode # 13.10) 30 January 1963
"The Wide Country" playing "Alma Prewitt" in episode: "Step Over the Sky" (episode # 1.15) 10 January 1963
"The Detectives Starring Robert Taylor" playing "Gloria Tyler" in episode: "Act of God" (episode # 3.12) 29 December 1961
"Naked City" playing "Kathy Mills" in episode: "The Canvas Bullet" (episode # 1.38) 16 June 1959
"Decoy" playing "Selma Richmond" in episode: "Two Days to Kill" (episode # 1.11) 18 March 1959
"Naked City" playing "Yankee" in episode: "Line of Duty" (episode # 1.3) 14 October 1958
Shelley Winters: Full Disclosure(2001) (TV) .... Herself
... aka A&E Biography: Shelley Winters - Full Disclosure (USA: series title)
Best Actress (2000) (TV) .... Herself
"Hollywood Women" (1994) (mini) TV Series .... Herself
The 64th Annual Academy Awards (1992) (TV) .... Herself - Nominee: Best Actress in a Supporting Role & Co-Presenter: Best Visual Effects
The 63rd Annual Academy Awards (1991) (TV) .... Herself - Nominee: Best Actress in a Supporting Role
The Making of 'Something Wicked This Way Comes' (1983) (TV) .... Herself
Battle of the Network Stars IX (1980) (TV) .... Herself (CBS Team)
Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Larry King Live, Later with Bob Costa, Runaway With The Rich And Famous, Today Show, Good Morning America, Regis and Kathie Lee, The Charlie Rose Show, The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn, Late Night With Conan O'Brien, Good Day Live, Dennis Miller Show, NBC News, Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher, CBS News, CBS News, Fox News, CNN, E!, Extra, Talk Soup, Entertinament Tonight!, Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, Morrie Povich, Mike Douglas, Merv Griffen, to name a few.