• Actor Fred Ward, of ‘Tremors,' ‘The Right Stuff' fame, dies

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    NEW YORK - Fred Ward, a veteran actor who brought a gruff tenderness to tough-guy roles in such films as “The Right Stuff,” “The Player” and “Tremors,” has died. He was 79.
    Ward died Sunday, his publicist Ron Hofmann said Friday. No cause or place of death was disclosed per the family's wishes.
    Ward earned a Golden Globe and shared the Venice Film Festival ensemble prize for his performance in Robert Altman's “Short Cuts,” and played the title character in “Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins.” He also reached new heights playing Mercury 7 astronaut Virgil “Gus” Grissom in 1983′s Academy...
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  • Fred Ward, ‘The Right Stuff' and ‘Tremors' actor, dead at 79

    10 days ago - By Bésame

    Fred Ward, a veteran character actor in film and television, has died, according to his publicist Ron Hofmann.
    Ward, known for his work in “The Right Stuff,” “Short Cuts,” and numerous other films, died on May 8 at age 79.
    No cause of death was given.
    Ward started acting in the early 1970s, following three years of service in the U.S. Air Force. A renaissance man, Ward also did stints as a short-order cook, a boxer, and worked as a lumberjack in Alaska. His first major role came in the Clint Eastwood film “Escape from Alcatraz” in 1979.
    In “The Right Stuff,” Ward portrayed real-life...
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