Fact: LAURA DERN has stepped in to accept a top honour on behalf of her mum Diane Ladd after the movie veteran realised she would be on location shooting a film when the award was bestowed upon her. Bosses at the Hollywood Chamber Community Foundation have announced Chinatown star Ladd will be the recipient of their Mary Pickford Award at the upcoming Heroes of Hollywood luncheon on 28 May (15), but the actress won't be in Hollywood for the gala, so her daughter has agreed to be the guest of honour.
Quote: "I can't even begin to express the incredible good fortune I feel to love what I do and have found it. There are two people I have to thank for that - I guess for my birth and also for the vocation. To my parents Bruce and Diane, who showed me the love and the passion for acting." Jurassic Park star Laura Dern was delighted to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Monday (01Nov10) - at the same time as her actor parents, Bruce Dern and Diane Ladd.