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Rance Howard, actor dad of director Ron Howard has died

2017-11-27 07:51

Los Angeles— Director Ron Howard says his actor father Rance Howard has died. He was 89.

Howard announced his father's passing Saturday on Twitter. He praised his father for his ability to balance ambition with great personal integrity.

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

He appeared in several of Ron Howard's films, including Apollo 13A Beautiful MindSplashHow the Grinch Stole ChristmasParenthood and Grand Theft Auto.

Other film credits include Chinatown and the 2013 drama Nebraska. On television, he appeared on many series including SeinfeldMurder, She WroteNCIS: Los AngelesGrey's Anatomy and Ron Howard's starring series, Happy Days.

The rest of the Howard family paid tribute on social media. 

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