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Name: Diane Ladd  
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Date of Birth: 29th November 1932
Place of Birth: Meridian, Mississippi, USA
Profession: Actress
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Diane Ladd (born November 29, 1932 in Meridian, Mississippi) is an American television and film actress. She was born Rose Diane Lanier and raised Catholic. She is a distant relation of the late great playwright Tennessee Williams.

She is the mother of film actress Laura Dern, with whom she co-starred in the films Wild at Heart and Rambling Rose. She is also best known for her role as Isabelle "Belle" Dupree on the TV series Alice, from 1980 to 1981. She was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role in the film Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore (which inspired the TV series Alice). She also appeared in the Polish director Roman PolaƄski's 1974 film Chinatown. In 2004, Ladd played psychic Mrs. Druse in Stephen King's miniseries Kingdom Hospital.

Ladd was formerly married to Bruce Dern; now she is married to Robert Charles Hunter.


While Ladd appeared in the TV series Alice, which was based on the 1974 film Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore, in which she also appeared, she did not reprise Flo, the character she played in the film. Instead, she played Belle, a character who was created essentially to replace Flo, when Polly Holliday (who played Flo in the TV series) left star in her own spinoff series, Flo. Both Holliday and Ladd hastened their departures due to a mutual dislike of lead actress Linda Lavin.

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