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Sat May 14, 2022, 12:42 AM

Actor Fred Ward, of 'Tremors,' 'The Right Stuff' fame, dies at 79

Fred Ward, a veteran actor who brought a gruff tenderness to tough-guy roles in such films as “The Right Stuff,” “The Player” and “Tremors,” has died. He was 79.

Ward died Sunday, his publicist Ron Hofmann said Friday. No cause or place of death was disclosed per the family’s wishes.

Ward earned a Golden Globe and shared the Venice Film Festival ensemble prize for his performance in Robert Altman’s “Short Cuts,” and played the title character in “Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins.”

He also reached new heights playing Mercury 7 astronaut Virgil “Gus” Grissom in 1983′s Academy Award-nominated film “The Right Stuff.”

At: https://apnews.com/article/alec-baldwin-entertainment-new-york-film-festivals-venice-festival-e9d4ef0e67e3ac1736534dc73ad3ebd3



Actor Fred Ward, as the title character in the 1985 action comedy Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins.

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Sat May 14, 2022, 12:44 AM

1. Rip

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Sat May 14, 2022, 05:48 AM

2. I sort of liked "Remo Williams" but casting Joel Grey as an old korean was a huge mistake.

It didn't do well at the box office.

Still, I thought Fred Ward was just about perfect for the main character.

RIP.

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Sat May 14, 2022, 02:16 PM

3. True.

There's no denying the Chun character was a throwback to the Charlie Chan/Fu Manchu days - with Bruce Lee and Yoda thrown in.

Little more than a caricature - though endearing in a way.

Still, it was good low-brow entertainment. Intriguing, fast-paced plot - and chock-full of laughs.

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