Actor Rance Howard — father of Ron and Clint — dead at 89

Actor Rance Howard — father of Ron and Clint — dead at 89

Nov. 26 (UPI) — Actor and filmmaker Ron Howard introduced through Twitter Saturday that his father Rance has died.

“Clint & I’ve been blessed to be Rance Howard’s sons. As we speak he handed at 89. He stood particularly tall four his skill to stability ambition w/nice private integrity. A depression-era farm boy, his ardour for performing modified the course of our household historical past. We love & miss U Dad,” Howard tweeted.

Rance Howard, an Oklahoma native and Air Pressure veteran, was an actor whose credit embody Cool Hand Luke, Chinatown, Ed Wooden, Independence Day and Nebraska. He additionally had roles in his son Ron’s movies Splash, Apollo 13, A Stunning Thoughts, Cinderella Man and Frost/Nixon.

Rance Howard is pre-deceased by his two wives. Judy, whom he married in 2001, died in January. His first partner Jean died in 2000. They’d been married 51 years.

He’s survived by his sons and 4 grandchildren, together with actress Bryce Dallas Howard.

Ron Howard, 63, is helming Solo: A Star Wars Story. Along with starring within the beloved TV comedies The Andy Griffith Present and Blissful Days, the Oscar-winner has directed greater than a dozen basic motion pictures. Clint Howard, 58, is greatest identified for his work on Light Ben and in supporting roles in a lot of his brother’s movies.

Clint & I’ve been blessed to be Rance Howard’s sons. As we speak he handed at 89. He stood particularly tall four his skill to stability ambition w/nice private integrity. A depression-era farm boy, his ardour for performing modified the course of our household historical past. We love & miss U Dad.— Ron Howard (@RealRonHoward) November 25, 2017