November 26, 2017
Actor Rance Howard, father of filmmaker Ron Howard and actor
Clint Howard, died aged 89.
Ron announced the death of his father demise on Saturday on Twitter, reports variety.com.
"Clint and I have been blessed to be Rance Howard's sons," the filmmaker wrote.
"Today, he passed at 89. He stood especially tall (for) his ability to balance ambition (with) great personal integrity. A depression-era farm boy, his passion for acting changed the course of our family history. We love and miss you Dad."
Rance appeared in several of Ron's movies, including "Apollo 13", "A Beautiful Mind", "Splash", "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" and "Parenthood".
Rance is also grandfather to actresses Bryce Dallas Howard and Paige Howard.
On the small screen, he appeared in several shows like "Seinfeld", "Murder, She Wrote" and "Happy Days".