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Fred Ward, ‘Tremors’ Star and Golden Globe-Winning Actor, Dead at 79

Famed , who appeared in films on television over a four-decade career, died over the weekend, according to his publicist.

Ron Hofmann confirmed to magazine Variety that the Golden Globe-winning actor died on May 8 at the age of 79. No cause of death was revealed as per his family’s wishes.

Ward appeared in numerous productions including Robert Altman’s “Short Cuts,” for which the whole ensemble jointly won a award for best screenplay in 1993.

Born in San Diego, California, in December 1942, Ward started his acting career in the 1970s after three years of service as a member of the U.S. Air Force.

His first major appearance on the big screen was in “Escape from Alcatraz” in 1979, where he played John Anglin, an American criminal who, along with his brother Clarence, played by Jack Thibeau, and Frank Morris, played by Clint Eastwood, escapes from

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