Everyman Actor, Fred Ward Has Passed At 79


Fred Ward, who starred in films including “Henry and June,” “Tremors,” “The Right Stuff” and “The Player,” died May 8, his publicist confirmed to Variety. He was 79.

Among his other prominent roles were parts in “Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins,” “Miami Blues” and “Short Cuts.” More

15 Comments on Everyman Actor, Fred Ward Has Passed At 79

  1. Hard to think of someone like Fred Ward ever getting old or dying.

    Turns out the everyman actor was a one in a million talent.

  2. Ohhhh, that’s such a shame. I truly liked all the movies he was in. Great actor and never seemed to put himself above anyone else.

    RIP and hope to see you in heaven.

  3. Tremors was one of my favorite redneck creature feature movies. And he also did one heck of a job as Gus Grissom in The Right Stuff which is one of the best movies about NASA and the early Mercury and Gemini astronauts.

  4. He was in a somewhat obscure Movie about going to Cuba and recovering lost

    Money…Antonio Fargas (Huggy Bear) was the Villain “Florida Straits” Might

    try and find it Tonight.

    Let’s not forget “Southern Comfort” One of My Faves with Keith Carradine.

  5. Ward was in ‘Escape From Alcatraz’ as one of the Anglin brothers that escaped w/ Clint Eastwood

    requiescat in pace

  6. My favorite was “Miami Blues”. Excellent movie. Even that idiot Alec Baldwin was good in it.

  7. He was so great in “Tremors”, played that western redneck persona to perfection. Also wonderful in “The Right Stuff” as Virgil “Gus” Grissom. On a side note, my sainted fraternal granddad knew Mr. Grissom. He was from Mitchell, Indiana, about 10 miles from where gramps grew up. They were childhood buddies. All of the good ones are going to quickly these days. Enjoyed his movies.


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