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Margaret Ladd

Margaret Ladd

Margaret Ladd
The basics

Quick Facts

Intro Actress
Is Actor Television actor
From United States of America
Type Film, TV, Stage & Radio
Gender female
Birth 8 November 1942, Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island, U.S.A.
Age 78 years
Star sign Scorpio
Spouse: Lyle Kessler
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Margaret Ladd (born November 8, 1942) is an American actress, best known for her role as Emma Channing in the CBS primetime soap opera, Falcon Crest (1981–90).

Life and career

Ladd was born in Providence, Rhode Island. She began acting on the 1960s soap opera A Flame in the Wind as Jane Skerba from 1964 to 1965. She later starred in films include The Friends of Eddie Coyle (1973) and A Wedding (1978), and appeared on number of television shows. like Taxi and Quincy, M.E.. Ladd also co-starred in a number of made-for-television movies, and had supporting roles in films I'm Dancing as Fast as I Can, The Escape Artist, and The Whales of August. She also appeared in Broadway shows, like My Sweet Charlie and Sheep on the Runway.

Ladd is best known for playing Emma Channing in the 1980s CBS primetime soap opera, Falcon Crest throughout its nine-year run from 1981 to 1990. Her last role was a small part in the film What's up, Scarlet? (2005); her first appearance after a hiatus of 14 years. In 2014, she appeared in two episodes of Amazon comedy-drama, Mozart in the Jungle. In 2016, Ladd was cast in the Woody Allen TV series Crisis in Six Scenes for Amazon Studios.

Ladd is married to playwright Lyle Kessler.



Year Title Role Notes
1973 Friends of Eddie Coyle, TheThe Friends of Eddie Coyle Andrea
1978 Wedding, AA Wedding Ruby Spar
1982 I'm Dancing as Fast as I Can Lara
1987 Whales of August, TheThe Whales of August Young Libby Strong
2005 What's Up, Scarlet? Estelle
TBA Hobo 1 Meets Hobo 2 Short film, post-production
TBA Constant as the Northern Star, AsAs Constant as the Northern Star Auggie Short film, post-production


Year Title Role Notes
1964 Flame in the Wind, AA Flame in the Wind Jane Skerba TV series
1979 Seeding of Sarah Burns, TheThe Seeding of Sarah Burns Bonnie TV film
1979 Taxi Miss Stallworth "Honor Thy Father"
1980 Quincy, M.E. Nurse Margaret Aldred "Cover-Up"
1980 Love Tapes, TheThe Love Tapes Gloria TV film
1981–1989 Falcon Crest Emma Channing Main role
1987 Hotel Libby "Unfinished Business"
1992 Reasonable Doubts Libby Morris "The Shadow of Death"
2014–15 Mozart in the Jungle Claire "You Have Insulted Tchaikovsky", "You Go to My Head", "Leave Everything Behind"
2016 Crisis in Six Scenes Gail 3 episodes
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