27 November, 2017
Veteran actor Rance Howard, who was also the father of director Ron Howard, passed away. He would also appear in several movies with little Ronny Howard, including The Courtship of Eddie's Father (which marked the screen debut of Clint Howard), Village of the Giants and The Wild Country. He is known for his movie roles in Splash, Cocoon, Parenthood, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Grand Theft Auto and many more. Notable non-Howard-family projects ranged from 1967's Cool Hand Luke all the way to 2013's The Lone Ranger, with stops along the way for several Joe Dante films, as well as Ed Wood and Ghosts of Mississippi. "Today he passed at 89", the 63-year-old wrote, referring to his brother Clint Howard, who is also an actor. He stood especially tall for his ability to balance ambition with great personal integrity. "We love & miss U Dad".
Ron Howard took to Twitter to announce his father's passing Saturday afternoon. Fine man, fine actor.
Rance Howard had been married to the late Jean Speegle Howard, having met as teenagers doing a touring children's production in Oklahoma of classic fairy tales. "And he's never lost the youthful excitement for being a part of a process that tells a story that reaches audiences in different ways and reflects the work of a team of collaborators that shares that excitement, and that always rubbed off on me, that joy of being lucky enough to be among the storytellers". Many of them, who had worked with Howard, shared their experiences with him.
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Ron Howard (left) and his father Rance Howard (right) during the filming of "Gung Ho" in August 1985.
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