“Forgotten Hollywood”- Howard’s End…

Posted on November 25, 2017 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here… 

“`Rance Howard was an actor, and the father of actor and filmmaker Ron Howard and actor Clint Howard. He guided his children’s career while in their youth. After Ron co-starred in  The Music Man and The Andy Griffith Show in the early 1960s, Rance had guest parts in a few episodes of the show.  The elder Howard was best known for his recurring role in the 1960s show Gentle Ben. The program starred his son Clint; plus, a large bear.    RANCE HOWARD with sons —>

“`His professional acting career began in 1948 when he traveled to New York City. The stage play role that got him noticed for television and movie, while he was in a touring company of Mister Roberts with Henry Fonda in 1950 portraying the character Lindstrom for 18 months in major cities across the United States.

“`Both Rance and oldest son Ron, who was two at the time, made their feature film debuts in the 1956 western Frontier Woman. His cinematic career included roles in Cool Hand Luke, Chinatown, A Beautiful MindParenthoodApollo 13Independence DayThe Paper, Frost / Nixon, Splash, CocoonCinderella Man,  How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Ed Wood, and Nebraska.

“`On television, he guest-starred on  Kraft TheatreThe F.B.I., That Girl, The Virginian, Bat Masterson, Seinfeld, Melrose Place, CoachThe Waltons, DynastyHappy Days, Little House on the Prairie, Gunsmoke, Murder She Wrote, ERLaverne and Shirley, Battlestar Galactica, Mork and Mindy, Baywatch, Quantum Leap, Diagnosis Murder, Married…With Children, Kung Fu, Night Gallery, Bonanza, Grey’s Anatomy, and The Thornbirds.

“`Rance Howard was 89.

Until next time>                               “never forget”

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