WorldCat Identities

Ladd, Diane

Works: 87 works in 168 publications in 3 languages and 19,788 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  History  Film noir  Film adaptations  Detective and mystery films  Dark comedy films  Sports films  Action and adventure films  Biographical films 
Roles: Actor, Author, Narrator
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Diane Ladd
Chinatown by Roman Polanski( Visual )

11 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in English and held by 2,776 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Private eye Jake Gittes, living off the murky moral climate of sunbaked, pre-war Southern California is hired by a beautiful socialite to investigate her husband's extra-marital affair. Gittes is swept into a maelstrom of double dealings and deadly deceits, uncovering a web of personal and political scandals that come crashing together for one, unforgettable night in Chinatown
National Lampoon's Christmas vacation by Harold Ramis( Visual )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 1,633 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's Christmas time and Clark decides to invite all the family to have 'the most fun-filled old-fashioned family Christmas, that no one will ever forget.' When the first relatives arrive, Clark goes out on the roof to rig the lighting. The one thing that Clark wants is to surprise the whole family with is the installation of a pool, which he already ordered. Unfortunately, the bonus check Clark expects any minute is overdue. Tempers rise and not just because of the late check. Uninvited cousin Eddie arrives with his family in their mobile home
Joy by David O Russell( Visual )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 1,529 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A wild story of a family across four generations centered on the girl who becomes the woman who founds a business dynasty and becomes a matriarch in her own right. Betrayal, treachery, the loss of innocence and the scars of love, pave the road in this intense emotional and human comedy about becoming a true boss of family and enterprise facing a world of unforgiving commerce
The world's fastest Indian by Roger Donaldson( Visual )

8 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and Turkish and held by 1,427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life story of Burt Munro who, in 1967, set a new land speed record on his Indian motocycle
28 Days by Betty Thomas( Visual )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 1,135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A high-flying party girl gets herself a DUI and 28 days in rehab -- and ends up discovering that real happiness must come from within
Primary colors by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

2 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and held by 892 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jack Stanton is a virtually unknown Southern governor on a quest for the White House with his strong, savvy and equally ambitious wife. Running against all odds, they need all the help they can get from their extremely colorful political team. Together, they take off on a hilarious, heart-wrenching and ultimately history-making roller coaster ride to the top
Alice doesn't live here anymore by Martin Scorsese( Visual )

2 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 885 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alice Hyatt's husband dies accidentally, leaving her to care for their son, Tommy. Unskilled, Alice decides to return to Monterey, California, where she was once a singer. Because she is short of funds, she must work her way there. They encounter difficult situations along the way and a rancher, David Barrie
Enlightened by Laura Dern( Visual )

13 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 832 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Enlightened centers on Amy Jellicoe, a 40-year-old woman who returns home to California after a month's stay at a holistic treatment facility, a result of having a mental breakdown at work triggered by her self-destructive ways. Amy returns to her old life with a new cultivated approach and perspective, which includes daily meditation and exhorting the power of self-help and inner healing
Something wicked this way comes by Wicked Minds (Musical group)( Visual )

2 editions published between 1992 and 2004 in English and held by 770 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Green Town, Illinois is visited by Mr. Dark and his Pandemonium Carnival. Terrifying things begin to happen when two adventurous boys stumble onto the Carnival's deadly and destructive secret
Christy the complete series by Various( Visual )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and held by 741 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nineteen-year-old Christy Huddleston has lived a life of luxury in her cosmopolitan, turn-of-the-century hometown. Determined to reach beyond her sheltered world to help others, the headstrong schoolteacher heads for the impoverished Great Smoky Mountains of Tennessee to teach in a remote schoolhouse. As she grapples with the ignorance and poverty of the members of her new community, she strives to make a difference in the lives of the children she teaches. And when she finds herself emotionally torn between two men, Christy looks to her faith to guide her
Nora Roberts' Montana sky by Mike Robe( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 737 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When multimillionaire cattleman Jack Mercy dies, he leaves his Montana ranch to his three daughters. The women are half-sisters and complete strangers to one another. But according to his will, the three women will only receive their inheritance under one condition: they must live together at the ranch for a full year. The sisters are challenged by a mysterious saboteur who is determined to see them fail and must solve some mysteries their father left behind in order to receive their inheritance
Inland Empire by David Lynch( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in German and English and held by 591 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When an actress falls in love with her co-star, she finds her life is becoming much like the film she is starring in, which is based on a Polish film that was never finished due to horrible tragedies
When I find the ocean( Visual )

2 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 539 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The journey of a lifetime for young Lily Strickland begins not out of her love for adventure but out of heartache. Longing for the father she lost to the ocean and having no way to say goodbye, Lily strikes out on her own. Leaving behind a safe, loving environment with her grandparents and loving mother, she faces not only her fears but the obstacles the wilderness presents
Faerie tale theatre( Visual )

3 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 499 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This award-winning series brings to life 26 of the most magical classic fairy tales of all time, now digitally remastered
Wild at heart by David Lynch( Visual )

4 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in English and held by 473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lula and Sailor are two young lovers who are on the run from her nasty mother and her hired assassins. Filled with David Lynch's trademark offbeat characters
Talking to Heaven a true story( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The true story of a nationally recognized medium's life and work, that helps answer our most profound questions about life after death
Jake's Corner( Visual )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ex-football star Johnny Dunn walked away from the game early in his career to live a relatively secluded life far from the spotlight in a small desert town he owns called Jake's Corner. Johnny's quiet life is altered dramatically when his young nephew, Spence, is unexpectedly dropped at his doorstep. The boy brings a childlike innocence to this town of adults
Rambling Rose by Martha Coolidge( Visual )

2 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in English and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rose, an alluring young woman, is hired by a Southern family to care for their children, and changes their lives forever. She is an innocent who relates to everyone she meets in the only way she knows how-- with sexuality she can't restrain. The mother of the family takes Rose under her wing, offering her love and protection, while the teenaged son finds Rose both his fantasy and a profound mystery
More than puppy love( Visual )

2 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two families are brought together by a service dog named Banner. Eight-year old Emily Barnett, who fosters Banner for the Kansas Specialty Dog Service, runs away with him rather than return him to the service to continue his training. Curtis Peterson is hurt in a construction accident and his wife contacts the KSDS looking for a dog to help Curtis regain his independence and self-reliance
Spiraling through the school of life : a mental, physical, and spiritual discovery by Diane Ladd( Book )

2 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"I like to joke that when Shirley MacLaine was out on a limb, I was already out on a branch," says Oscar- nominated actress, teacher, healer, and motivational speaker Diane Ladd. She brings her unique wisdom about life, health, love, family, and emotional well-being to this fascinating book. Reading this book is like having a cup of coffee in her comfy Austin, Texas, kitchen. In an earthy, charming, down-home way filled, with touching, moving, and downright hilarious observations and stories, this book explains how you can keep your life from spiraling out of control. "I want to help save live
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Alternative Names
Lad, Diane

Ladner, Rose Diane

Lanier, Rose Diane

National Lampoon's Christmas vacationAlice doesn't live here anymoreNora Roberts' Montana skyFaerie tale theatreSpiraling through the school of life : a mental, physical, and spiritual discovery