Fred Ward dies at 79: The Right Stuff actor passes away

Fred Ward dies at 79: The Right Stuff actor passes away

Fred Ward dies at 79: The Right Stuff and Henry & June actor passes away after showing in dozens of Hollywood films

  • Hollywood character actor Fred Ward died on May 8 on the age of 79 
  • The San Diego native started his profession within the Seventies with TV spots 
  • And went on to star in lots of well-known films like The Right Stuff in 1983

Hollywood character actor Fred Ward died on May 8 on the age of 79, it was revealed by his publicist on Friday.

The San Diego native started his profession within the Seventies and went on to star in lots of well-known movies together with Tremors, Henry & June, Sweet Home Alabama and Enough.

He was greatest recognized for taking part in Gus Grissom within the 1983 US Space Program film The Right Stuff reverse Sam Shepard and Dennis Quaid.

Sad loss: Hollywood character actor Fred Ward died on May 8 at the age of 79, it was revealed by his publicist on Friday. Seen in 2011

Sad loss: Hollywood character actor Fred Ward died on May 8 on the age of 79, it was revealed by his publicist on Friday. Seen in 2011

Ward died Sunday, his publicist Ron Hoffman introduced this week and in keeping with The Hollywood Reporter, no trigger or place of demise was shared which was his household’s want.

Ward, who was half Cherokee, had a background in boxing, which led to him taking part in gruff powerful guys position on the large display.  

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He additionally had notable roles in Silkwood with Meryl Streep and Swing Shift with Goldie Hawn.

His final position was in 2015 as Eddie Velcoro for 2 episodes of the sequence True Detective with Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson.

The Right roles: He was best known for playing Gus Grissom in the 1983 US Space Program movie The Right Stuff opposite Sam Shepard and Dennis Quaid. Seen with Scott Glenn, Ed Harris, and Quaid

The Right roles: He was greatest recognized for taking part in Gus Grissom within the 1983 US Space Program film The Right Stuff reverse Sam Shepard and Dennis Quaid. Seen with Scott Glenn, Ed Harris, and Quaid

Ready to fly: He is seen here in his orange and silver astronaut suit

Ready to fly: He is seen right here in his orange and silver astronaut swimsuit

He landed his first break within the 1973 TV film The Age Of The Medici as Niccolo.

After that he popped up on TV reveals like Quincy ME in 1978.

Ward was solid time and again because the tough kind till he lastly stood out when he landed the position of John Anglin within the 1979 film Escape From Alcatraz with Clint Eastwood. He performed a prisoner eager on escaping the San Francisco jail.

He could do period films too: Seen with Maria DeMedeiros as writer Anais Nin in the 1990 movie Henry & June in which he played author Henry Miller. Uma Thurman was also in the movie as June

He might do interval movies too: Seen with Maria DeMedeiros as author Anais Nin within the 1990 film Henry & June by which he performed writer Henry Miller. Uma Thurman was additionally within the film as June

Scary movie: In 1990 he starred as Earl Bass, right, alongside Kevin Bacon, left in the horror movie Tremors

Scary film: In 1990 he starred as Earl Bass, proper, alongside Kevin Bacon, left within the horror film Tremors

Next got here the position of Jamie in 1979’s Cardiac Arrest then the position of Reece in 1981’s Southern Comfort.

In 1983 he acquired an even bigger break within the critically acclaimed area film The Right Stuff.

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He held his personal towards stage actor Shepard and film star Quaid. The movie revolved across the U.S. area program’s improvement from the breaking of the sound barrier.

It additionally lined the number of the Mercury 7 astronauts, from a gaggle of daring take a look at pilots. 

The drama Silkwood adopted in 1983 then Swing Shift in 1984 earlier than he was given the titular position within the 1985 film Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins.

He wed Marie-France Ward in 1995. She filed for divorce in August 2013 however they reconciled that very same 12 months.

With his wife: Seen with spouse Marie-France Ward at 30 Minutes Or Less premiere in 2011. She filed for divorce in August 2013 but they reconciled that same year

With his spouse: Seen with partner Marie-France Ward at 30 Minutes Or Less premiere in 2011. She filed for divorce in August 2013 however they reconciled that very same 12 months

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