Fred Ward, Star of ‘The Right Stuff’ and ‘Henry and June,’ Dies at 79

Fred Ward, Star of ‘The Right Stuff’ and ‘Henry and June,’ Dies at 79

Fred Ward, Star of ‘The Right Stuff’ and ‘Henry and June,’ Dies at 79 A versatile actor, he was best known throughout his long career for playing tough, resilient characters. But he also had a subtle side. Send any friend a story As a subscriber, you have 10 gift articles to give each month. Anyone can read what you share. Fred Ward, a versatile actor with a forceful onscreen presence who in a long career played roles that ranged from the sexually adventurous novelist Henry Miller to the meticulous, taciturn astronaut Gus Grissom, died on May 8. He was 79. His death was announced by his publicist, Ron Hofmann, who said Mr. Ward’s family did not want to specify the cause of death or say where he died. Mr. Ward …
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