Veteran character actor Fred Ward in film and television has died, in response to his publicist, Ron Hoffman.
Ward, acknowledged for his work on The Right Stuff, Shortcuts and plenty of completely different films, died on May 8 on the age of 79. No motive for lack of life was given.
Ward began performing inside the early Seventies after serving inside the U.S. Air Force for 3 years. A Renaissance man, Ward moreover labored in Alaska as a short-term put together dinner, boxer, and lumberjack. His first most important perform was in Clint Eastwood’s 1979 film Escape from Alcatraz.
In “The Right Stuff,” Ward portrayed real-life Mercury 7 astronaut Virgil “Gus” Gleason. He switched gears in “Henry and June,” participating within the smoking, alcoholic creator Henry Miller, who traveled to Paris in 1931 to complete his information, “The Tropic of Cancer.”
In 1988, Ward bought the film rights to the Miami Blues, throughout which Wardhawk carried out a seasoned Miami detective making an attempt to deal with a wily ex-convict.
Ward later labored with Robert Altman in The Player, carried out the gangster in Alan Rudolph’s Equinox, and was a TV info anchor for Tim Robbins’ Bob Roberts. In 1993, he carried out one amongst three associates whose our our bodies had been found whereas fishing in Short Cuts.
“Fred Ward is unique in that you never know where he ends up and his career decisions are so unpredictable,” Hoffman talked about in an emailed assertion.
Ward’s completely different films embody Summer Catch, Sweet Home Alabama and Abandon. On TV, Ward starred in sequence much like Tara’s America, Grey’s Anatomy, Leverage, True Detective, and additional.
Also an artist, Ward has turned a number of of his ingenious abilities to painting in current occasions.
He is survived by his partner Marie-France Ward, 27, and son Django Ward.