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Veteran actor Rance Howard passes away at 89

Veteran actor Rance Howard passes away at 89

His son, movie director Ron Howard, tweeted to announce his death saying he was "blessed" to have been his son. "Today he passed at 89", the 63-year-old wrote, referring to his brother Clint Howard, who is also an actor. He praised his father for the ability to balance ambition with great personal integrity.

Rob said, "A depression-era farm boy, his passion for acting changed the course of our family history. We love and miss you dad", he added. Rance scored roles in many iconic movies, including Cool Hand Luke, Psycho and A League of Their Own. His wife, Judy Howard, died earlier this year in January.

Actors including Russell Crowe, Corey Feldman and Josh Gad have since paid tribute to Rance, Crowe writing: "He was a fine man indeed was Rance Howard". "My grandfather, the patriarch of our family's favorite (sic) poem, he could recite it from heart. I think I'll do the same now".

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Rance Howard has a few upcoming projects that he had already completed, as well as some in post-production, and some in pre-production. "But someone checked and told me I've played more men of the cloth than any other actor".

Outside of working with his sons, Rance Howard enjoyed an eclectic career that also included roles in shows like Dynasty, Murder She Wrote, Baywatch, Tales from the Crypt, Seinfeld, Married with Children, Babylon 5, Just Shoot Me, Angel, Lie to Me, Workaholics, Grey's Anatomy, Kroll Show, Review, and The X-Files. He was amazingly professional after 50 odd yrs n (sic) the biz!

"It was called Frontier Woman in 1956, filmed in MS, and about Daniel Boone's daughter, Polly", Rance Howard told the Oklahoman.


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