Fred Ward is dead. The actor was 79 years old. Ward has notably starred in such films as “Tremors”, “Real Men” and “My Name is Remo Williams”, he died at the age of 79. The announcement of his disappearance was given by his agent Ron Hoffman, specifying that by the will of the family, who lives in California, neither the cause nor the place of death were disclosed. Born in San Diego, California on December 30, 1942, to a family of Scottish, Irish and Cherokee descent, Ward brought genuine strength and a gruff manner into his work. He was a trade union activist and workmate of Meryl Streep in Mike Nichols’ Silkwood (1983) and was recognized for roles in Robert Altman’s “The Leaders” (1992), “Heart of Thunder” (1992). 1992) by Michael Apted (1992), Altman’s “America Today” (1993). Before becoming an actor, Ward spent three years in the Army, boxed professionally and worked as a lumberjack in Alaska. After attending New York’s Herbert Berghof Studio he becomes an actor and participates in some of Roberto Rossellini’s films during a period of study in Rome. Back in the US he devoted himself full time to cinema: among the first films “Escape from Alcatraz” (1979) and “The warriors of the silent swamp” (1981). After “My Name is Remo Williams” (1985), he appears in “Tremors” (1990) in the famous role of Earl Bassett paired with Kevin Bacon (and also in the sequel “Tremors 2: Aftershocks” from 1996). About seventy films, Ward has starred in both drama and action roles, as well as guest starring in some sitcoms, such as “Grey’s Anatomy”. Among his other films “Road Trip, direction”, “The adventures of Joe Dirt”, “Abandon – Mysterious murders”, “Away from the nightmare”, “Armored”, “30 Minutes or Less”.
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