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Fred Ward

Actor

Born - 30 December 1942, San Diego, California, USA
Died - 8 May 2022

Stockily-built, wavily dark-haired, taciturn American actor, partly of Cherokee Indian descent. Sometimes in sensitive drama, but more often in tough action roles, he was briefly seen in No Available Witness (1971), Ginger in the Morning (1974) and Hollywood Cowboy (1975), before a co-starring role in Escape to Alcatraz (1979) brought him to A-list work in leading roles: Carny (1980), Southern Comfort (1981), Timerider: The Adventure of Lyle Swann (1982), The Right Stuff (1983), Silkwood (1983), Secret Admirer (1984), Remo: Unarmed and Dangerous (1985), Off Limits/Saigon (1987), Big Business (1988), Miami Blues (1989), Tremors (1990), Thunderheart (1992), Short Cuts (1993), Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult (1994), Tremors 2: Aftershock (1995), Chain Reaction (1996), The Vivero Letter (1998), The Crow III: Salvation (1999), Joe Dirt (2001), Sweet Home Alabama (2002), Funky Monkey (2004), Feast of Love (2007), The Wild Stallion (2009), 30 Minutes or Less (2011) and 2 Guns (2013), his last. Three times married, he died from encephalopathy, a brain disease.