After a career that began in the 1950s and continued on until present day this well-known actor was seen in movies, television and on the stage. His family’s love affair with acting, directing and performing is well-known.
The father of Ron and Clint Howard, Rance Howard, born Harold Rance Beckenholdt in 1928, was seen in several of his Ron’s biggest pictures including Cocoon and Apollo 13, as well as films such as Cool Hand Luke and Independence Day.
According to a social media statement on Twitter from his son Ron, Clint & I have been blessed to be Rance Howard’s sons. Today he passed at 89. He stood especially tall 4 his ability to balance ambition w/great personal integrity. A depression-era farm boy, his passion for acting changed the course of our family history. We love & miss U Dad.
The twice married Howard was also grandfather to
Rance is also a grandfather to actresses Bryce Dallas and Paige Howard.