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Rance Howard, actor dad of director Ron Howard, dies at 89

FILE PHOTO - In this Nov. 15, 2011 file photo, Ron Howard, right, his daughter Bryce Dallas Howard and his father Rance Howard attend the premiere of “When You Find Me,” inspired by Canon’s “Project Imagin8ion” contest, in New York.
Image Credit: AP Photo/Charles Sykes, File
November 26, 2017 - 8:30 AM

LOS ANGELES - Director Ron Howard says his actor father Rance Howard has died. He was 89.

Howard announced his father's passing Saturday on Twitter. He praised his father for his ability to balance ambition with great personal integrity.

The elder Howard also was the father of actor Clint Howard and grandfather of actresses Bryce Dallas Howard and Paige Howard.

He appeared in several of Ron Howard's films, including "Apollo 13," ''A Beautiful Mind," ''Splash," ''How the Grinch Stole Christmas," ''Parenthood" and "Grand Theft Auto."

Other film credits include "Chinatown" and the 2013 drama "Nebraska."

On television, he appeared on many series including "Seinfeld," ''Murder, She Wrote," ''NCIS: Los Angeles," ''Grey's Anatomy" and Ron Howard's starring series, "Happy Days."

FILE - In this Nov. 11, 2013 file photo, Rance Howard, left, a cast member in
FILE - In this Nov. 11, 2013 file photo, Rance Howard, left, a cast member in "Nebraska," and his wife Judy pose together at the 2013 AFI Fest premiere of the film at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles.
Image Credit: Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File
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