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Rance Howard, actor dad of director Ron Howard has died

Hollywood Actor Rance Howard, The Father of Director Ron Howard, died Saturday. He was 89.

 

The elder Howard also was the father of actor Clint Howard and grandfather of actresses Bryce Dallas Howard and Paige Howard.

Hollywood actor Rance Howard, the father of director Ron Howard, died Saturday. He was 89
Hollywood actor Rance Howard, the father of director Ron Howard, died Saturday. He was 89

He appeared in several of Ron Howard’s films, including Apollo 13, A Beautiful Mind, Splash, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Parenthood and Grand Theft Auto.

Other film credits include Chinatown and the 2013 drama Nebraska. On television, he appeared on many series including Seinfeld, Murder, She Wrote, NCIS: Los Angeles, Grey’s Anatomy and Ron Howard’s starring series, Happy Days.

Rance Howard was married to Ron and Clint’s mother, Jean Speegle Howard, until her death in 2000. Later, he married Judy Howard, who died in January.

His son, director Ron Howard, reported on his father’s passing in a late-afternoon tweet. Actors, writers and directors immediately tweeted tributes and condolences.

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