RIP Fred Ward

The forum for general posting. Come join the madness. :)
Post Reply
Message
Author
User avatar
silverscreenselect
Posts: 20480
Joined: Mon Oct 08, 2007 11:21 pm
Contact:

RIP Fred Ward

#1 Post by silverscreenselect » Fri May 13, 2022 9:26 am

Actor best known for playing Gus Grissom in The Right Stuff and Kevin Bacon's buddy in Tremors. Ward specialized in playing likable lunkheads, although he also played Henry Miller in the NC-17 rated Henry & June.

Interestingly, Ward is the first actor playing one of the Mercury Seven astronauts in The Right Stuff who has died, although all the astronauts themselves are now gone. (Sam Shepard, who played Chuck Yeager, in the film died a couple of years ago.)

Age 79

https://variety.com/2022/film/news/fred ... 235266338/
Check out our website: http://www.silverscreenvideos.com

User avatar
Bob Juch
Posts: 24871
Joined: Mon Oct 08, 2007 11:58 am
Location: Oro Valley, Arizona
Contact:

Re: RIP Fred Ward

#2 Post by Bob Juch » Fri May 13, 2022 11:10 am

silverscreenselect wrote:
Fri May 13, 2022 9:26 am
Actor best known for playing Gus Grissom in The Right Stuff and Kevin Bacon's buddy in Tremors. Ward specialized in playing likable lunkheads, although he also played Henry Miller in the NC-17 rated Henry & June.

Interestingly, Ward is the first actor playing one of the Mercury Seven astronauts in The Right Stuff who has died, although all the astronauts themselves are now gone. (Sam Shepard, who played Chuck Yeager, in the film died a couple of years ago.)

Age 79

https://variety.com/2022/film/news/fred ... 235266338/
Chuck outlived Sam.
I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be.
- Douglas Adams (1952 - 2001)

Si fractum non sit, noli id reficere.

Teach a child to be polite and courteous in the home and, when he grows up, he'll never be able to drive in New Jersey.

wbtravis007
Posts: 1135
Joined: Mon Oct 08, 2007 12:15 pm
Location: Skipperville, Tx.

Re: RIP Fred Ward

#3 Post by wbtravis007 » Fri May 13, 2022 2:42 pm

Found this from Silkwood. One of my favorite jokes, which I've told many times. I'm pretty surprised that I actually tell it pretty much word-for-word all these years later. Didn't remember the context of why he was telling a joke in the middle of a movie until now.

Y'all should check it out.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-I-3UIclWC8

User avatar
SportsFan68
No Scritches!!!
Posts: 20621
Joined: Thu Oct 11, 2007 8:36 pm
Location: God's Country

Re: RIP Fred Ward

#4 Post by SportsFan68 » Fri May 13, 2022 8:23 pm

Shoot. I really liked Fred Ward. Tremors was my favorite, and I'm a big fan of Tremors 2: Aftershocks also.

I like Sweet Home Alabama too.
-- In Iroquois society, leaders are encouraged to remember seven generations in the past and consider seven generations in the future when making decisions that affect the people.
-- America would be a better place if leaders would do more long-term thinking. -- Wilma Mankiller

Post Reply