Is actor Fred Ward alive?

Is actor Fred Ward alive

Is actor Fred Ward alive – Fred Ward is an actor and producer from the United States.

Ward had a long and varied career, beginning with a role in an Italian television film in 1973. He appeared in films such as;


  1. Escape from Alcatraz,
  2. Southern Comfort,
  3. The Right Stuff,
  4. Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins, Tremors and Tremors 2: Aftershocks, Henry & June,
  5. The Player,
  6. Swing Shift and
  7. Short Cuts.

Ward went on to study acting at the Herbert Berghof Studio and in Rome.

Ward worked as a mime and dubbed Italian films while in Italy until he made his acting debut in two Roberto Rossellini films.

Ward returned to the United States in the early 1970s and worked in experimental theatre and on television.

Is actor Fred Ward alive

Fred Ward
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Ward made his debut appearance in an American film as a cowboy in Hearts of the West (1975).

Ward’s first notable appearance was as fellow escapee John Anglin in Clint Eastwood’s film Escape from Alcatraz (1979).

Ward also appeared in Walter Hill’s Southern Comfort as a vicious National Guardsman (1981).

Ward’s first starring role in a motion picture was Timerider: The Adventure of Lyle Swann (1982).

Ward then starred as astronaut Gus Grissom in The Right Stuff, in the action movie Uncommon Valor with Gene Hackman and in the drama Silkwood (all 1983).

Ward is no longer alive as he died on May 8, 2022, aged 79.


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