Birth Name: Rose Diane Ladner
Place of Birth: Laurel, Mississippi, U.S.
Date of Birth: November 29, 1935
*father – German, English, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, distant French and Swiss-German
*mother – Norwegian, German
Diane Ladd is an American actress, film director, producer, and author. Her roles include the films Chinatown, Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore, National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, Wild at Heart, Rambling Rose, The Cemetery Club, Ghosts of Mississippi, Primary Colors, 28 Days, American Cowslip, and Joy (2015), and the series Alice (1980).
Diane is the daughter of Mary Bernadette (Anderson), who also acted, and Preston Paul Ladner, a veterinarian who sold poultry and livestock products. She was mostly raised in Meridian, Mississippi.
Diane’s paternal grandfather was Jeremiah Joseph “J. J.” Ladner (the son of Paris/Parish A. Ladner and Laura Prudence “Prudie” Smith). Diane’s grandfather Jeremiah was born in Mississippi. Paris was the son of Jeremiah Ladner and Sarah Lowe. Diane’s great-grandmother Laura was the daughter of James Autry Schmidt/Smith and Sarah “Sally” Perrette.
Diane’s paternal grandmother was Hattie Emma Tyner (the daughter of James Everett Tyner and Mary Jane Bullock). Hattie was born in Mississippi. James was the son of John Pierce/Pearce Tyner and Elizabeth Ann Lowe. Mary Jane was the daughter of Pvt. Charles W. Bullock and Emma Jane Pittman.
Diane’s maternal grandfather was named James A. Anderson (the son of Andrew Anderson). James was a Norwegian immigrant.
Diane’s maternal grandmother was Rosa J. Schmitt (the daughter of August Schmitt and Magdalena/Madeline/Magdenlena Honard). Rosa was born in Alabama, to German parents. August was born in Gabsheim, Rhineland-Palatinate. Magdalena was born in Munich, Bavaria.
Diane’s father on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Diane’s paternal grandparents, Jeremiah Joseph “J. J.” Ladner and Hattie Emma Tyner, on the 1900 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Jeremiah Joseph “J. J.” Ladner and Hattie Emma Tyner on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Diane’s maternal grandparents, James A. Anderson and Rosa J. Schmitt, on the 1900 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org