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Fred Ward played everything from an astronaut, a cowboy, a Vietnam War soldier, a chain-smoking police detective and assassin to a hero battling giant insects, the release said.
Fred Ward ,Fred Ward, K’s publicist said on Friday that the veteran film and television actor has passed away at the age of 79. He is known for playing tough, tough roles in films such as Tremors, Escape from Alcatraz and The Right Stuff. publicist ron hoffman (Ron Hofmann) Said that as per the wishes of his family, no cause or place of death had been released. According to a biography given via Hoffman, Fred Ward served in the US Air Force in the 1960s. (American Air Force) After serving three years in the U.S. and then the Alaskan lumberjack, worked as a boxer where he had his nose broken three times and made a round in acting as a short-order cook.
Actor Fred Ward died at the age of 79
According to his online IMBD page, Fred Ward’s career spanned more than four decades, beginning with foreign films in the early 1970s and extending until 2015 with his last role in the television series True Detective. He made his first American film appearance, playing a cowboy in the 1975 film Hearts of the West. But her breakthrough role came when she starred opposite Clint Eastwood in the 1979 film Escape from Alcatraz.
“What’s unique about Fred Ward is that you never knew where he was going to pop up, so unexpected were his career options,” the release said. He played everything from an astronaut, a cowboy, a Vietnam War soldier, a chain-smoking police detective and assassin to a hero battling giant insects, the release said.
He worked in many great films
In 1983, he portrayed Mercury 7 astronaut Virgil “Gus” Grissom in an adaptation of Tom Wolfe’s book, The Right Stuff. In the same year he appeared in the action film ‘Uncommon Weller’ with Gene Hackman and the drama ‘Silkwood’ with Meryl Streep. His biography states that Fred Ward won a Golden Globe and Venice Film Festival award for his performance in ‘Short Cuts’ in 1993. He is survived by his wife of 27 years, Marie-France Ward, and a son, Jongo Ward. There is a wave of mourning in Hollywood due to his death. Along with this, his wife and children are in a lot of shock.