American actor Fred Ward has died at the age of 79

sHis spokesperson Ron Hoffman said of Fred Ward that the looks have been so amazing and varied, you never know where and in what role he will appear next. As announced Friday, the actor passed away last Sunday at the age of 79.

In his career, Ward was late. Prior to joining Herbert Berghof’s New York acting studio, Ward, born in San Diego on December 30, 1942, had served in the US Army, worked as an Alaskan woodcutter, cook and boxer. For his later film roles, this was not the worst preparatory training.

Ward moved to Italy in the early 1970s and made a living dubbing Italian films. It caught the attention of director Roberto Rossellini. Ward made his film debut in L’Etá di Cosimo di Medici (1973). After a year in Descartes.

Returning to the United States, Ward went on to perform supporting roles, mostly second in the cast, as in Heart of the Wild West opposite Jeff Bridges, in Pinball Queen with Brooke Shields, in Funfair with Jodie Foster, “Silkwood” with Meryl Streep, In “Things of Heroes” and in “Escape from Alcatraz” opposite Clint Eastwood.


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