Sept 3: Happy Birthday, Alan Ladd Alan Ladd (born Alan Walbridge Ladd) debut as a lead in a major motion picture was in 1942 in This Gun for Hire. This collection includes his radio version of This Gun for Hire from Lux Radio Theater . Alan Ladd with daughter, Alana Other films that he starred in include, The Great Gatsby, The Blue Dahlia, and The Glass Key. He continued to star in major roles such as the critically acclaimed Shane in the 1950s and until his death in 1964. Remembered both on screen and on the radio as a top-rate performer. This collection hopes to honor the work of Alan Ladd on radio . The second volumes contains the complete collection of Box 13 , his most memorable role on radio as Dan Holiday. On the first volume there are also examples of some of his best work on the radio from shows such as Burns and Allen , Command Performance , Jerry at Fair Oaks , Lux Radio Theater , Screen Director's Theater , Screen Guild Theater , and Suspense .